Number of children forced to flee homes surpasses 500,000 in Myanmar


Yangon, November (3)

More than 500,000 children have been forced to flee their homes in Myanmar due to violence, according to the Save the Children’s report released on November 1.

More than 1.4 million people, including more than 500,000 children, have been displaced by the coup, according to the Save the Children.

According to the statement, more than 200,000 of these are children who have left their homes in the last six months.

Olivier Franchi, Save the Children’s Asia Programmes Director, said, the number of children fleeing their homes is a warning to the word that Myanmar should not be forgotten.

Democracy activists are urging the international community to take decisive action against coup regime as soon as possible since more refugees are fleeing the violence, along with more than 500,000 children, as a result of the military council’s airstrikes and incursions.

Displaced children are forced to live in makeshift shelters in unsafe, sparsely populated areas, where they face food shortages, poor health, and malnutrition, as well as the dangers of human trafficking and daily threats to their lives.

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), 244 children were among the 2,400 dead and 465 minors were among the more than 16,000 arrested as of November 1, following the military takeover.

News -Than Lwin Times


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