SHAN STATE (SOUTH) – Local residents said that more than 2000 war displaced people living in Pinlaung Township, Pa-O self-administered region, are in need of help for the living.
Those displaced people came from Pekon Township of southern Shan State and Loikaw Township of Karenni State starting from the second week of January.
“Many displaced people are sleeping on the ground because there is no place to sleep. In fact, all are in need of help in everything. At the moment, the priority is for food and a place to sleep,” one of the persons helping the war displaced said.
At present, there is no rain cover or bamboo to build the camps, and as they weren’t able to bring along warm clothes, the people are suffering from the cold weather and are worried about seasonal flu.
Previously, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), CSOs (civil society organizations) and philanthropic organizations have helped the displaced people in Pinlaung Township but no support was received since July 2023.
At present, those war displaced people have been taking shelter in Namhparmu, Hsawnglan (south/north), Konethar, Konepaw, Banmauk and Thitpinkauk Villages of Pinlaung Township, according to the people who are helping the displaced people.