Burma-Myanmar: Thousands displaced by fighting between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burmese army in Bhamo district
Hostilities between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burma Army displaced over 2,000 civilians in Momauk Township, Kachin State.
“The numbers of IDPs (internally displaced persons) keeps increasing every day,” said an official from Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) Church in Momauk town, Bhamo District, where 700 villagers forced from their homes by the fighting took shelter at the church.
For now, the official said the church and some of the civil society organizations (CSOs) are helping them, but warned if they can’t go home quickly other solutions to provide them assistance will be necessary.
Fighting between KIA and Burma Army started on April 15 in the township, according to the KBC official.