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Conflict, Health Cooperation and COVID-19 in Myanmar

Conflicts have paused in much of Myanmar, opening a window for the government, military and ethnic armed groups to pursue a holistic response to the coronavirus.

The parties should also work together in Rakhine State, where fighting persists, to limit the disease’s spread.

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Amid a lull in fighting in much of the country, the Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups appear willing to put aside politics and work together to prevent the…

The exception is Rakhine State, where conflict is escalating, putting medical workers at risk and exacerbating a potential health disaster…

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