Myanmar, Un

Myanmar, Un

UN says 230,000 displaced by Myanmar fighting

UN says 230,000 displaced by Myanmar fighting

24/6/2021 6:31:00 PM

UN says 230,000 displaced by Myanmar fighting

An estimated 230,000 people have been displaced by fighting and violence in Myanmar this year and are in need of assistance, the United Nations ...

AsiaFILE PHOTO: A man holds a National League for Democracy (NLD) flag during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer24 Jun 2021 11:04PMShare this contentBookmarkAn estimated 230,000 people have been displaced by fighting and violence in Myanmar this year and are in need of assistance, the United Nations humanitarian agency said on Thursday (Jun 24).

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Myanmar has been in crisis since a Feb 1 coup ousted an elected government, prompting nationwide anger that has led to protests, killings and bombings, and battles on several fronts between troops and newly formed civilian armies.AdvertisementAdvertisement

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said relief operations were ongoing but were being hindered by armed clashes, violence and insecurity in the country.It said 177,000 people were displaced in Karen state bordering Thailand, 103,000 in the past month, while more than 20,000 people were sheltering at 100 displacement areas after fighting between People's Defence Forces and the army in Chin State bordering India. headtopics.com

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