Number of displaced people reaches new highs of 55, 000 in Tanintharyi


Tanintharyi, 12 November

The number of displaced people has risen to more than 55,000 as a result of armed conflicts and clashes between the two groups in Tanintharyi Region since the February coup, according to the report released on November 11 by FE5 Tanintharyi.

According to FE5 Tanintharyi’s report, there are over 45,000 displaced people in Tanintharyi, and the number increased by over 10,000 in October, bringing the total number of refugees to over 55,000.

The internally displaced people (IDP) have had less access to humanitarian aid and are facing more hardships due to restrictions by the military council, the report said.

Given that the military council has restricted the transportation of rice, food, and medicine in eastern Dawei, Taninthari, and Palaw townships, more food supply is required for those fleeing the conflict.

In October, 44 homes were burned down in Tanintharyi, the highest number in three months.

The military council arrested at least 230 civilians for various reasons; 176 were released, but nine were killed.

In October, 34 clashes were reported between the junta army and the People’s Defense Forces, as well as seven mine attacks, according to the statement.

Following the coup, the country witnessed over 11,000 clashes, according to a November 10 report by ISP-Myanmar, a research organization.

News- Than Lwin Times

Photo- CJ/ Daw Na-Tanintharyi


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