UN supports thousands of displaced people in Myanmar

(VOVWORLD) - An estimated 7,100 civilians are now internally displaced in the Kayin and Bago regions, in central Myanmar, near Yangon, due to attacks by the Myanmar Armed Forces (MAF), and the Karen National Union (KNU).

UN supports thousands of displaced people in Myanmar - ảnh 1Protesters gather at Yangon, Myanmar, on March 8, 2021. Photo: AFP/VNA

“The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is engaging with partners on the ground to explore possibilities to deliver critical humanitarian assistance and support to the displaced,” said a humanitarian update, issued on Tuesday, by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Myanmar has fallen into a political deadlock since February 1 after the army detained top political figures, and senior members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Myanmar’s military claims of a fraudulent election held in November 2020, which was rejected by Myanmar’s electoral committee.

The military declared the state of emergency for 1 year and also pledged to reorganize the election and transfer power.