More than 100,000 refugees who fled the fighting in Mount Shan : Myanmar More than 100,000 refugees who fled the fighting in Mount Shan : Myanmar

More than 100,000 refugees who fled the fighting in Mount Shan : Myanmar

More than 100,000 refugees who fled the fighting in Mount Shan : Myanmar

Gas station in Southern Shan State 2024 in Ho Bon and Ping Laung townships. The Pao Youth Organization (PYO) announced on March 19 that more than 100,000 war refugees who were fleeing the fighting that began on January 21 have passed away.

Pyo Youth Organization (PYO) spokesperson Nang told RFA that the number of refugees has increased due to the fighting between the Military Council Army and the Karenni People's Defense Cooperation, which has been going on for days in Ping Laung Township.

"There was a ground battle again in Taung Mae Thin village of Ping Laung Township, and Taung Mae Thin, In winter, the locals fled again, and the number of refugees increased. According to the current statistics, there are more than 100,000 people who have fled."

Starting from January 21st, the military council army, within the gas station and Hobon township. The Pao Militia (PNO) and the Pao National Liberation Army (PNLA) have been fighting for almost two months.

Because of the fighting, there are 69,500 refugees who have fled from six wards and six groups of village groups in Sesai, and there are more than 18,600 refugees who have fled from 31 villages in Hobon Township.

Due to the battle between the Military Council Army and the Karenni People's Defense Cooperative on March 11th, Taung Mei Thin, Kara, According to PYO, about 17,300 people from more than twenty villages, including Naung Wo, have fled to safety.

As the number of people fleeing has increased, it has become more difficult to provide aid to the refugees, said some who help the refugees.

The aid workers said that more help is needed in the current food section and that the refugees who live in the forests also need help with living things.

RFA reached out to Shan State spokesperson U Khun Thein Maung, Minister of Economic Affairs of the Military Council, to get a response on the situation of the refugees, but he did not receive an answer.

(PNLA) and Karenni Revolutionary Army spokesmen were contacted but could not be contacted.

According to the PYO Youth Organization (PYO), 49 civilians, including children, were killed and 60 were injured during the fighting.

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