Burma's Kachin refugees
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Kachin refugees in Burma struggle for independence

29 March 2012 Last updated at 16:31 BST

Ethnic Kachin people in Burma have been struggling for independence and the right to their own language and religion for more than half a century.

Recent political changes in Burma could pave the way for democratic change for some, but for most refugees living in camps in the so-called Kachin State, the fight continues.

Deborah Basckin reports.