Monks have been amongst those that fled to safety in eastern Myanmar conflicts

No sweat of monks had been among the hundreds of folks who fled2 main cities in Mynamar’s Kayah (Karenni) State last week as fighting has intensified in the southern region between the army and native militia groups, generally known as the People’s Defense Forces which oppose the regime,
The UN estimates that over ninety,000 people have fled Loikaw city in the region the place more than half of the population has been displaced, with local NGO’s putting the total at a hundred and seventy,000.
One monk told AFP anonymously… “It was impossible for us to stay there. It was exhausting to make the decision to depart. The monk added that those at over 30 monasteries fled, which is an unusual sight in a rustic where monasteries are venerated and temples are regarded as safe-havens.
According to him, who is amongst the roughly 5,000 individuals who had fled to jap Shan state, twelve monasteries in close by Demoso town had also deserted.
At least 35 individuals were discovered burned in Kayah state over Christmas Eve final 12 months, including two Save the Children NGO employees, in an atrocity alleged by junta troops.
Dozens of armed militia teams have emerged across Myanmar to oppose the regime as lethal military crackdowns have resulted within the killings of over 1,four hundred civilians after the army seized energy last year and ousted civilian chief Aung San Suu Kyi’s administration.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Tom Andrews, urged junta leader Min Aung Hlaing earlier this week to stop the air and floor attacks on Loikaw, relieve the barrier on people attempting to flee and allow humanitarian help..

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