Kyainseikgyi, February (5)

 The displaced people, mostly children and women, in Karen State’s Kyarinseikgyi Township are suffering from health issues such as illness, malaria, and skin diseases, and they require warm blankets and antimalarial medication, the volunteers told Than Lwin Times.

Since January 1, combined resistance forces have clashed with junta forces near Taungzun village and Kyainseikgyi Township in KNU Brigade 6 territory, displacing over 15,000 locals.

Currently, more than 6,000 of the 15,000 IDPs are still at the camps, and because of the military council’s nightly firing of artillery shells into the villages and the flying of reconnaissance aircraft, they have not dared to return to their villages and are living in hiding in the nearby villages and forests.

The Spring Revolution Steering Committee of the Kyainseikgyi Township reported that they provided the necessary foodstuff, clothing, and medicine to the displaced people who were hiding in the remote areas and forests, as well as providing medical treatment programs for them in cooperation with KNU-Dooplaya District and the Karen Youth Organization (KYO).

Currently, the majority of childre are afflicted with hives and malaria, women are also sick, and the displaced people in Kyainseikgyi Township have a particular need for food, blankets, warm clothing, and antimalarial drug, according to a source who assists the IDPs.

Furthermore, the displaced received few aids, and external organizations do not come to the displaced; volunteers are assisting them to the best of their abilities, but more assistance is required.

The tensions between the resistance forces and the military council have caused a surge in the number of displaced people in Kyainseikgyi, Kawkayeik, and Khondoe under KNU Brigade 6 as well as more assistance are needed, according to the humanitarian workers.

News-Than Lwin Times

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