Nyaunglaybin, April (20)

There is an urgent need for humanitarian aid as more people flee the violence on a daily basis as a result of the fighting in KNU’s Nyaunglaybin District, the Karen Peace Support Network (KSPN) told Than Lwin Times.

There have been regular skirmishes between the junta army and the KNLA/KNDO joint forces in KNU Brigade 3, Nyaunglaybin District. Regime troops have been firing mortar rounds into the villages constantly.

The military council’s artillery fire has increased the number of permanent refugees in Nyaunglaybin District to more than 150,000, and most of them are unable to return home.

According to Saw Lay Kapaw, spokesman for the KPSN, the fighting has put the displaced people in a desperate condition, and the need for humanitarian aid is extremely high.

He said, “The number of people fleeing the conflict is at least around 150,000. They are still in need of humanitarian aid such as food and medical supplies”.

In recent days, the KPSN has been working with local KNU leaders to provide humanitarian assistance to IDPs from Kyaukgyi and Shwekyin townships of the KNU’s Nyaunglaybin District, but they have not been able to provide enough support.

There have been frequent clashes between the regime forces and the Brigade 3 of the KNLA in the 3rd Brigade of Nyaunglaybin District, and junta artillery fire into the villages and human rights violations have prompted more than 160,000 civilians to escape, according to the KPSN.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo: KPSN

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