IDP camps in western Demoso running out of food

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Demoso, December (9)

The refugee camps in western Demoso in Kayah State are suffering from food shortages and need emergency assistance, the relief workers told Than Lwin Times.

The IDPs are in dire need of food due to the military council’s blockade of ration delivery, the conflict between the two sides, and travel difficulties.

Among them, the emergency rations are being used up in Sithuutaw IDP camp, which has a population of more than 1,000, so there may be a complete shortage of food in the near future.

With few donors and transportation difficulties, other camps in western Demoso may have food insecurity.

Donors have not turned up at the refugee camps for more than three months, and the IDPs have not received international humanitarian help.

The displaced people are living in fear as the junta troops continuously fired into the IDP cams on a daily basis.

In addition, the displaced people are dying because of insufficient medical assistance due to restrictions imposed by the Military Council.

After the military coup, more than 200,000 people have been sheltering in refugee camps in the western part of Demoso due to the clashes between the junta army and the resistance forces in Kayah State.

News-Than Lwin Times

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