In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (IDPs)

Mizzima Business Weekly - - ETHNIC NEWS ROUNDUPS - Kyawt Kay Khaing

Vil­lage ad­min­is­tra­tor Thein Win, from Thin Bone Dan vil­lage, Pon­nagyun Town­ship, Rakhine State, said IDPs who fled their home in the wake of fight­ing be­tween govern­ment troops and Arakan Army (AA) need food and clothes. The Army and AA fought near Phet Wun Chaung vil­lage, Pon­nagyun Town­ship in De­cem­ber and 42 vil­lagers from Phet Wun Chaung vil­lage had to flee to nearby Thin Pone Dan vil­lage. “The main dif­fi­culty they are fac­ing is lack of food and shel­ter. They could not bring any­thing with them. They only came here with clothes on their bod­ies. They don’t have pots and kitchen uten­sils for cook­ing. They need blan­kets and warm clothes too. They are in trou­ble in this cold win­ter,” Thein Win said. Refugee Thaut Kyar Oo said, “We have dif­fi­culty here. We could not bring any­thing with us in­clud­ing pots, kitchen uten­sils and blan­kets. So we have dif­fi­culty in food and shel­ter. The vil­lage ad­min­is­tra­tor here ar­ranged ev­ery­thing he could for our con­ve­nience.” “There was fight­ing around De­cem­ber 5 in our area but it was a lit­tle bit far from our vil­lage though we heard gun­fire. The place of fight­ing was not near our vil­lage. But now the fight­ing is very close to our vil­lage. We heard heavy weapons and then we fled from our vil­lage in fear,” Thein Win said. The IDPs are from 10 fam­i­lies with 32 fe­male and 19 male in­clud­ing chil­dren.

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