, 10 September

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reported on September 8 that more than 1.9 million people across Myanmar had been displaced in precarious conditions before and after the coup.

According to UNOCHA’s statement, ongoing conflict and natural disasters have resulted in new displacement, civilian casualties, and the destruction of civilian properties, intensifying the already fragile humanitarian situation in Myanmar.

According to the research, 1.6 million people are currently displaced due to clashes and insecurity, with 75,000 civilian properties estimated to have been burned or destroyed since February 2021.

In addition, the increasing restrictions on humanitarian assistance in Southeast region and Kachin State have further hindered efficient aid delivery to the displaced communities.

A person who provides assistance on the ground to the IDPs in Sagaing and Magwe regions, where the conflict is intense, said to Than Lwin Times, “We are struggling on our own with public support as we do not receive enough aid from international organizations”.

The UNOCHA said easing access restrictions and providing financial support are imperative for the humanitarian community to address urgent needs, with only 25 percent of the required funding received.

 Heavy monsoon rainfall triggered flooding in Rakhine State and the southeast of the country in early August, affecting over 80,000 people, and more relief is still needed for them, according to UNOCHA.

News-Than Lwin Times


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