Violence in Myanmar’s Kayah left around 100,000 internally displaced: UN

Violence in Myanmar's Kayah left around 100,000 internally displaced: UN
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The United Nations said that an estimated 100,000 people in Myanmar have been internally displaced due to the violence in Kayah State.

Expressing concern over the rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Kayah State, the body pondered over the situation.

The internal displacement is estimated to be around 100,000 including men, women and children.

The UN further reiterates that this crisis in Burma would force these people to enter other bordering countries.

As per the UN, people are in urgent need of essentials such as food, water, shelter, etc. Also, the relief items are ready to be deployed. But the ongoing insecurity, travel restrictions and poor road conditions are delaying the delivery of these supplies.

The UN also calls on the security forces to allow for a safe passage of humanitarian relief. So that those in need in Kayah, especially in times of COVID-19 can have them.

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Earlier on May 20, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, had informed that an estimated 4,000 to 6,000 people have sought refuge in India.

And over 1,700 refugees have crossed the border into Thailand during March and April, most of whom had subsequently returned.

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