Nearly 18,000 war refugees have been increased in a week.
On October 12, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA-Myanmar) announced that the number of war refugees increased by nearly 18,000 in the last week of September due to conflicts and insecurity in Myanmar.
According to the statement, about 4,800 people were displaced in the southeast of the country, and about 13,000 people fled due to the battles in Sagaing and Magwe. In this statement, the locals are fleeing into the nearby forests due to the battle in Hpruso Township, Kayah State, food and other basic items are in urgent need.
UN-OCHA said that since the end of September, the main roads in Kayah State have been blocked, and villages along the Shan-Kayah border are short of social relief supplies and hampering humanitarian access. And in the first half of this year, humanitarian partners have helped 700,000 refugees.
According to UNOCHA's statistics, there are nearly two million internally displaced persons across Myanmar, of which nearly 1.7 million are those who fled their homes due to the conflict and insecurity that occurred after the coup.