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More than 10,000 Karenni fleeing the war are in need of aid.

More than 10,000 Karenni fleeing the war are in need of aid.

In Kayah (Kareni) state, it is reported that nearly ten thousand war refugees, who have increased since June due to the fighting in Mae Sae and Bawlakhel Township, are in need of emergency assistance.

They have been fleeing due to airstrikes and convoys by the military council following the clashes to seize camps in Mae Sae Township, which began on June 13th.

When the fighting started, local residents as well as war refugees who had already taken shelter in Mae Sae Township fled with only one piece of clothing and needed help for food, according to the war refugees.

It is reported that the No. (1005) border guard unit rebelled against the military council and rejoined the mother organization in the town of Bawlakhel Township, so the military council army has been patrolling the town with about 300 forces since June 26th.

Because of that column, at least 300 people who fled the war from Ywarthit Town and Wampala Village had to hide in the forest on the banks of the Thanlwin River, and because of the air attack, they had to flee again near the Thai border in Mae Sae Township.

On the night of July 11st, Kyaukse village in Mae Sae Township and at 2 a.m. on July 12th, the Donoku Military Refugee Camp in Shataw Township were bombed; a 10-year-old child and one man were killed and the other four were injured.

Also, in Pha Saung Township, due to the fighting between the military council army and the revolutionary forces, the residents of Pha Saung Township and Kyauk Paing Nyo Village near the Thanlwin River had to flee.

In Kayah (Kareni) state, which has a population of about 350,000, the battle is going on in all the townships, except for a few wards in Loikaw and Bawlakhel.


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