Myanmar : More than 5,000 refugees are suffering from seasonal flu in Die Moso and Frusos

Myanmar : More than 5,000 refugees are suffering from seasonal flu in Die Moso and Frusos

Refugee aid workers told RFA that more than 5,000 war-affected refugees in Di Mosso and Fruso townships in Kayah State are suffering from seasonal flu and need medical assistance.

Around 3,000 people in Di Moso refugee camps and nearly 2,000 people in the western part of Fruso Township are suffering from seasonal flu.

Despite the mass outbreak, there is not enough medicine, said a person helping Di Moso.

"Since the main climate has changed, children and the elderly in refugee camps are more prone to seasonal flu. Due to the fighting between the eastern and western sides of De Moso, the roads are closed. I can't carry anything. In a way, we are solving the drug problem. There is not enough.”

A person helping in the war-torn refugee camps in Fruso Township also said that due to the shortage of medicine, they are using expired medicines.

In Kayah State, the military council has blocked the roads, so it is difficult to transport medicine, said those who are helping.

Regarding this, Kayah State Military Council spokesperson U Myint Kyi was contacted by phone today, but he did not receive an answer.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), there are more than one hundred thousand (100,800) war refugees in Kayah State.

Despite the urgent need for humanitarian aid for war victims, travel restrictions, Conflicts and floods UNOCHA issued a statement on October 2 that natural disasters such as landslides pose challenges in providing assistance.

Myanmar oil blocks Thailand PTTEP to extend again

While seeing the Yadana natural gas project being operated in Myanmar by the Thai government-owned PTTEP company.


Thai state-owned oil company PTTEP is in the process of renewing contracts for two natural gas blocks it operates in Myanmar, Reuters reported on October 3, quoting the company's CEO.

At a time when Myanmar activists, including the National Unity Government NUG, are asking the Thai state-owned oil company PTTEP not to do business with the military council, PTTEP is working to renew it again.

He also said that the two blocks that are currently being extended are capable of producing 50 percent of Myanmar's electricity needs and 20 percent of Thailand's electricity needs.

The contract for one block will expire in 2028, and the other block will expire in the next 20 years.

The CEO of PTTEP said that the extension is not an expansion of the business, but an effort to ensure sufficient electricity between Thailand and Myanmar.

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