UNOCHA says the need for aid continues to rise due to the battles between the terrorist military council and the people’s defense forces in Myanmar.
On August 24, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) announced that people who have fled their homes due to the ongoing armed conflict in Myanmar continue to be displaced and humanitarian needs continue to rise. UNOCHA said that humanitarian needs continue to rise in Kachin State, Mandalay Division, Sagaing Division, and Chin State.
In Kachin State, more than 1,100 people have fled their homes in Shwegu Township due to the ongoing armed conflict and the deployment of military forces, almost 20,000 people have fled only in Shwegu Township. Also in Mandalay, nearly 10,000 residents have fled their homes in Thabeikkyin Township since mid-July, and there are more than 7,150 displaced people in four townships in the Sagaing Division in the northwest of the country.
The UNOCHA has issued an urgent need for food, drinking water, shelter, and personal hygiene items who are currently fleeing the battles. The statement also stated that as the situation of the battles continued to rise within these days, at least ten houses and churches were destroyed in the eastern part of Bago, Chin, Kayin, Mon, Southern Shan State, and Thanintharyi Division.
According to UNOCHA, there are more than 1.6 million people who have left their homes after the military coup in Myanmar, and the number of people who have left their homes before the coup has reached more than 1.9 million.