Tanintharyi, February (2)

Over 4,000 displaced people fleeing the fighting in Tanintharyi Township, Tanintharyi Region, are in dire need of food aid, according to social workers who are helping the refugees.

Because of the fighting between the two sides, the displaced people fled Tanintharyi Township and sought refuge in safe places, hiding in the forests.

The fighting between the military council and the People’s Defense Forces is still heating up, and people are unable to buy food due to the regime’s blockade and restrictions.

As a result, the displaced people are sharing food with each other, and may face food shortages in the near future, said a volunteer worker.

More than 4,000 local residents were forced to leave their homes due to the clashes between the two sides that took place in Tanintharyi Township from January 23 to 29.

Two local residents were killed and 17 were injured in junta’ mortar attacks.

Now, the fighting seems to have abated, but the regime troops are still firing artillery shells into the villages on a daily basis, so the displaced are still afraid to return home.

News-Than Lwin Times

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