22 000 displaced by Myanmar unrest

Yangon - More than 22 000 people from mainly Muslim communities have been displaced by fresh unrest in western Myanmar that has killed dozens and seen whole neighbourhoods razed, the UN said on Sunday.

"The latest figures we have is 22 587 people have been displaced and we have about 4 665 houses that have been destroyed... according to government estimates provided to the UN," United Nations chief in Yangon Ashok Nigam told AFP.

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