Group: Myanmar ethnic tensions block medical aid
BANGKOK -- The European aid group Doctors Without Borders says it has been prevented from providing essential medical services because of violence between Buddhists and Muslims in western Myanmar.
The group said Monday that antagonism between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims had led to threats that have prevented it from providing health care for thousands of people.
The government said last week that 89 people were killed, 136 were injured and more than 32,000 made homeless during violence last month in which more than 5,000 houses were burned down.
Doctors Without Borders said the tensions prevented it from helping people displaced by the crisis as well as others in need of normal clinical care.
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