Myawaddy, April (25)

The camps of Lay Kay Kaw IDPs living near the Thaungyin River on the Thai-Myanmar border were damaged by the strong winds, and they are now facing difficulties finding shelter, said Lay Kay Kaw Youth Network.

At least 10 homes in the Palawtapo camp where the Lay Kay Kaw refugees live were destroyed by a whirlwind and strong winds on the evening of April 23.

Therefore, the displaced people are in urgent need of shelters, personal items, and foodstuffs, said an official of the Lay Kay Kaw Youth Network.

As a result of the conflict, Lay Kay Kaw residents deserted the new town and temporarily moved to areas along the Thai-Myanmar border for more than a year.

In the early days of April, more people fleeing the fighting in the Mekanei area of Myawaddy Township arrived at the Palawtapo military camp, where the Lay Kaw Kaw refugees are temporarily sheltering.

The Lay Kaw Kaw Youth Network said they are still trying to construct more shelters for the newly displaced people from the Mekanei region.

At the end of 2021, the fighting between the junta army and the KNLA joint forces that started in the new town of Lay Kaw Kaw in the area of the 6th Brigade forced the displaced people of Lay Kaw Kaw temporarily to live near the river bank of the border, and they have not been able to return to their homes until today.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo: Lay Kay Kaw Youth Network

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