More than a thousand residents are fleeing due to the military council’s patrolling in Palaw Township
On October 5, Locals and defense forces said that more than 1,000 residents had fled to safety because the Military Council troops were patrolling the villages in the eastern part of Palaw Township, Thanintharyi State. On October 3, a column of about one hundred troops started moving towards the villages such as Gyintgar, Kyaungneint, Peinhnetaung, and Pawutphyar and there was also shooting with heavy weapons on October 4.
A resident said that since July of this year, access to basic food and medical supplies has been restricted, so when the convoy comes in, they face various problems when they flee again. "They are not allowed to buy much English medicine either. If it's rice, even one or two gallons are not allowed to carry it. Even though this is happening, the war refugees are all starving because they have to run again. Those who are going to help can't even buy food to eat, so they can only help with their hearts, and they are in a situation where they can't help in any other way."
Residents said that during the 8-day battle from September 11 to 18 in Palaw Township, nine people were killed on the PDF side, and six civilians were also arrested and killed by the military council.
On October 2, the statement of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), there had been more than eighty thousand (82,200) people who have fled their homes in Thanintharyi due to the conflict after the coup.