Monks had been amongst those who fled to safety in japanese Myanmar conflicts

Hundreds of monks have been among the hundreds of folks that fled2 main towns in Mynamar’s Kayah (Karenni) State last week as combating has intensified in the southern region between the military and native militia groups, known as the People’s Defense Forces which oppose the regime,
The UN estimates that over ninety,000 individuals have fled Loikaw city within the region where more than half of the population has been displaced, with local NGO’s placing the entire at a hundred and seventy,000.
One monk told AFP anonymously… “It was impossible for us to remain there. Extraordinary was hard to make the decision to depart. The monk added that those at over 30 monasteries fled, which is an unusual sight in a country where monasteries are commemorated and temples are considered safe-havens.
According to him, who is certainly one of the roughly 5,000 individuals who had fled to jap Shan state, twelve monasteries in close by Demoso town had also abandoned.
At least 35 individuals were found burned in Kayah state over Christmas Eve last year, 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 deadly army crackdowns have resulted within the killings of over 1,four hundred civilians after the army seized energy final year and ousted civilian leader 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 ground assaults on Loikaw, relieve the barrier on people making an attempt to flee and permit humanitarian aid..

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