Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Myanmar has doubled since February of last year, now crossing the 800,000 mark, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced on 11 February 2022

© UNHCR/Sa Nyein Chan | Internally displaced people receive assistance at the Myaing Gyi Ngu camp in Myanmar’s Kayin State.

Speaking to journalists in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Matthew Saltmarsh said the agency was stepping up aid for the displaced as conflict intensifies. 

Security is deteriorating rapidly across the country as fighting and armed conflict intensifies with no sign of abating”, Mr. Saltmarsh said.

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