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Food and medicine are needed for more than a thousand people fleeing war on the Thai Myanmar border.

Food and medicine are needed for more than a thousand people fleeing war on the Thai Myanmar border.

A refugee camp near the Thai Myanmar border between MalHtawTaLay and MalkLaPan says that there is a need for medicine and food for more than a thousand refugees said a relief.

"The only food we eat now is raw rice. We don't even have that coarse rice regularly, so we're only looking for donors. Even if we're sick, we don't have any money to buy medicine, so we're only looking to the little doctors who come to help us once a week," said a resident of the refugee camp.

There are 180 houses in that military evacuation camp, with a population of over 1,000, and most of them are civilians from the eastern part of Bago province, the western part of Bago province, Daik U and Letpadan townships, where the fighting broke out soon after the coup.

In addition, there are more than 100 children between the ages of 5 and 15 among the refugees, and they have no proof of residency or money, so they are not allowed to go to school and are having difficulties in education.

While almost everyone in the military evacuation camp is already working, their livelihood is working in the fields, and they earn only 150 baht (about 12,500 kyats) per day.

"Because we only get 150 a day, our livelihood is difficult. We have no proof and can't go anywhere. It's even more uncomfortable," said a refugee.

It has been around 2 years since the refugees left their homes and are currently unable to return to their homes due to the ongoing fighting in their area and concerns.

Married women work because of insufficient food, but they said that they are paid less than men.

In addition, most of the evacuees in the camp are workers, and they are between the ages of 20 and 60. Most of them are suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, fever, and stomach diseases, but they only rely on the CDM doctors who come to treat them once a week.

``The main thing we need is rice and oil to eat. (In terms of health) even if I'm sick, I don't have money to buy medicine anymore, so I'm just waiting for the little doctors who come to help me once a week," said one of the refugees.


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