More than 20,000 people are fleeing because of the military column in Shwebo and Wetlet
Residents said that more than 20,000 civilians have been fleeing the villages of Shwebo Township and Wetlet Township since the morning of September 4th because of the military’s raid. A local said that the military council army divided into four columns and cleared the area of five villages in Shwebo Township and 10 villages in Wetlet Township. "The refugees will be over twenty thousand. The refugees on the east side of Halin, the villages on that side, and the villages on the west side of Halin. They have been cut off by four columns on both sides."
Residents said that around 10 a.m., today, at least 10 houses were destroyed when a column of nearly 40 military council soldiers fired on Ywarthitkone village in Shwebo township. Currently, residents from villages such as Ywarthitkone, Gwaypinkone, Theakyun, Ngapi-O, and Kangyitaw are fleeing.
Residents said that due to the military’s raid in Wetlet Township, residents from villages such as Htonebokone, Sharkwe, Chaungmeeto, Minkan, the east side of Halin, near the railroad, Hputhlaing, Yinmarkan, Bote, Pasoechone, Butar, Sintawea, and including the refugees from the east side of Halin Township are fleeing.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), there are more than 1.6 million people who have fled their homes due to the conflict after the military coup.