KARENNI STATE: At the Saungdola Internally Displaced Camp in the west of Demoso township, Karenni state, the food rations were said to have run out as there were only very few donors. Currently many displaced people have to borrow some rice from the close relatives and the local people to solve the daily food shortage, as said by a person who is helping the displaced people.
“Many displaced camps in the regions are experiencing food shortages. As there are only few donors, the people from displaced camps have to borrow some rice for daily consumption, especially the basic food supplies such as rice, oil and salt run out and the displaced people have to share each other to solve the daily food shortages,” as said by a person who is helping the displaced people.
Interim Executive Council of Karenni State (IEC) is sometimes said to contribute the food rations to the displaced camps, cooperating with the Internally Displaced Camps Committees.
The Vice Secretary of IEC Mr. Banyar Oo said that the displaced camps remotely situate in dispersal and resulting in the difficulty in transportation and communication.
Mr. Banyar Oo said, “As there are many hindrances such as communication and transportation as well as dispersal in locations with many displaced camps might hinder to directly contact with IEC.”
No donor has visited that internally displaced camp for several months and the displaced people are experiencing food shortages. There are 144 families with over 300 people staying in that displaced camp.