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UNOCHA announced that about 75,000 civilian buildings were burned.

UNOCHA announced that about 75,000 civilian buildings were burned.

On September 8, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reported that after the military seized power in Myanmar, about 75,000 houses owned by civilians were burned down.

UNOCHA said due to ongoing armed conflicts and natural disasters, people have been forced to flee their homes, and civilian casualties and damage to civilian property have worsened the already dire humanitarian situation.

In Rakhine State, they were able to provide some relief materials to the people affected by Cyclone MOCHA, but there is still a high need for humanitarian assistance for all those affected by the storm. UNOCHA said restrictions on humanitarian aid have increased significantly in southeastern Myanmar and Kachin State.

UNOCHA has also informed that there is a need to ease restrictions on humanitarian aid and provide financial support. According to UNOCHA, there are more than 1.6 million people who have fled their homes after the military coup in Myanmar, and the number of people who have left their homes before the coup is more than 1.9 million.

On August 9, Data for Myanmar, an independent research group, reported that the military and its subordinate organizations burned down nearly 75,000 (74,874) civilian homes during the two-and-a-half years of the coup.

A burned house in Khin Oo Township, Sagaing on July 7, 2023 (Photo - Khin Oo News )


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