Violence in Myanmar displaced 100,000 people internally, UN says

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The United Nations in Myanmar said that it has concerned about the rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Kayah State and other areas in southeastern Myanmar.

“Recent violence in Kayah State, including indiscriminate attacks by security forces against civilian areas, has led to the internal displacement of an estimated 100,000 men, women and children. Many of them are currently seeking safety in host communities and forests across Kayah and southern parts of neighboring Shan state,” the statement said. 

The United Nations worries that this crisis could push people across international borders seeking safety, as already seen in other parts of the country. 

“People fleeing and those remaining in locations affected by ongoing hostilities are in urgent need of food, water, shelter, fuel and access to healthcare,” the statement added. 

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