UN humanitarian agency says 230, 000 displaced in Myanmar this year

  • Myanmar
  • Thursday, 24 Jun 2021

Internally displaced women talk at their makeshift tents at Pu Phar Village, Demawso Township, Kayah State on June 17, 2021. - AP

YANGON (Reuters): The United Nations humanitarian agency said on Thursday (June 24) an estimated 230,000 people have been displaced by fighting and violence in Myanmar this year and are in need of assistance.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in an update on the situation in Myanmar, said operations were ongoing but were being hindered by the insecurity in the country.

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