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UN calls on security forces to allow humanitarian aid to Kayah and other conflicts areas

The United Nations (UN) has called on security forces to allow safe access to humanitarian aid in other parts of the country, including Kayah State.

It said the UN is concerned about the rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Kayah State and other parts in southeast Myanmar. Due to the ongoing violence in Kayah State, approximately about 100,000 people, including women and children, have been displaced.

Most of the displaced are taking refuge in safer areas and forests in Kayah State and adjoining southern Shan State. The United Nations considers that the issue, as seen elsewhere in Myanmar, could lead to the displacement of people across the border.

It said the UN urged all parties involved in the conflict to take the necessary precautions and precautions to protect civilian and civilian-related infrastructure especially medical facilities and medical staff, and to identify between attackers and civilians, to shoot if only necessary and not to use excessive force. The statement reiterated its call for adherence to the principles of protection of civilians.

It said displaced people and those left in the conflict-affected areas are urgently needed food, water, shelters, fuel and medical care and although local people can make a respond immediately, it is still required to reach out to those in remote areas.

In these circumstances, the UN and its partners working to provide food, shelter and other relief supplies to local communities are delayed due to the ongoing security situation, restrictions imposed by security forces and poor transport links.

Due to the fighting in Kayah, Kayin and Mon states and, eastern Bago Region, the UN announced in early May there were more than 150,000 refugees, and the number is likely to increase.

Published : June 11, 2021

By : Zaw Min Naing/Eleven Media/ANN