August 12, 2023 || Tongsan Media Group ||

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reported on August 10 that there were nearly 1.9 million internally displaced people in Myanmar as of the end of July. According to UNOCHA, nearly 1.6 million of these people fled the fighting and insecurity that followed the Myanmar military coup in February 2021. Due to the ongoing armed conflict and adverse weather conditions, the number of people who have fled their homes continues to increase, and humanitarian needs are also increasing, the statement said.

It is also said that there is an increase in Kachin and Rakhine states, especially in the north-west and south-east of Myanmar. According to UNOCHA, almost 10,000 people have been displaced and their homes have been destroyed due to the fighting that started in Tamu Township, Sagaing Region in late July. Due to floods and landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains, Mon State, Karen State It is also stated that there are many needs in the villages and towns of Tanintharyi Division and Rakhine State.

Source: RFA Burmese

Translated: Tongsan Admin Team

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