Thandaung, 8 November

The local people, who have been fleeing from the fighting in the Yado region of KNU Brigade 2 for four months, are finding it difficult to have a meal as time goes by, said civil society organizations.

In July, a fierce battle broke out between the junta army and the joint forces of the KNLA in Yado Village in Thandaunggyi under KNU Brigade 2 of Taungoo District.  

The military council’s bombardment destroyed many residential buildings, including a Christian religious building, and forced more than 2,000 residents of Yado to seek shelter, according to the KNU-Taungoo District.

The fighting has subsided in Yardo at the time of reporting, and some displaced people have returned to their villages, but some are still taking refuge in nearby forests, said the Kayan New Generation Youth (KNGU).

A resident of Yado said, “We have been receiving the support of social organizations, but later it became quite difficult to even have a meal.”

“The Yado residents who have taken refuge in the forests are far from hospitals and clinics, and when they get sick, they don’t have enough medicine,” the KNGY reported.

According to the KNU, “more than 20,000 displaced people have sought shelter in KNU Brigade 2 of Taungoo District and are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.”

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