Military coup displaces more than 300,000 civilians from southeastern Myanmar

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Mawlamyine, July (19)

 After the coup, more than 300,000 civilians have fled their homes due to armed conflicts in the southeastern region of Myanmar, according to the Institute for Strategy and Policy- Myanmar (ISP- Myanmar) research group.

According to ISP Myanmar, from last year’s February coup to June this year, the total number of displaced people in southeastern regions – Karin and Mon States, and Bago and Tanintharyi Regions – reached 320,000.

More than 1,900 of them crossed the border and took refuge in Thailand, the statement said.

Moreover, during the military coup, more than 4,700 clashes took place between the junta army and the Karen Armed Resistance Forces, with the military council carrying out at least 124 airstrikes.

Meanwhile, more than 160 houses and buildings were burned down in Mon State’s Thaton Township in June, the ISP Myanmar reported.

ISP Myanmar has announced that the data is based on reports from the media and independent organizations, and that the figure on the ground could be much higher.

News – Than Lwin Times

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