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Conflict Escalation in Myanmar Forces 90,000 People to Flee: UN

Napido: The United Nations says that more than 90,000 people have fled due to the escalation of conflict between Myanmar’s army and armed groups in the country.

“An estimated 50,000 people in northern Shan have been forcibly displaced as of November 9,” the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.

OCHA said an additional 40,000 people were displaced from their homes following military clashes with rivals in the Sagaing region and Kachin earlier this month.

Two weeks ago, Myanmar’s powerful tribal armed group, the Three Brotherhood Alliance, attacked military outposts in northern Shan. They also captured the town of Chin Shwe Ho in this area that shares the border with China.

It was the biggest setback since the military seized power from Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government in February 2021.

The Three Brotherhood Alliance had issued a statement that it would protect the region from Myanmar’s military occupation and end the military dictatorship.

Myint Tse, who was appointed as the president of Myanmar after the coup, told a national security meeting that if the government does not handle the incidents on the border efficiently, the country will be divided into many parts.

OCHA informed that the people who were forced to flee following the clashes that started on October 26 have sought refuge in various religious centers.

OCHA also said humanitarian aid was hampered by disruption of transport and communication services.

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2023-11-10 12:48:00

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