KARENNI STATE – As the result of the clashes between the anti-junta Resistance Fighters and the terrorist junta forces in Mese Township since the third week of June, the number of Internally Displaced People (IDP) has reached over 5,000 in Mese Township, according to Mr. Banyar, the founder of Karenni Human Rights Group.
“Over 2,000 of IDPs are already sheltered in Mese. Now, it brings the total of over three or four thousand in both old and new IDPs. There are three thousand and seven hundred refugees in Thailand. As far as I know, there are also people who are hiding in the forest. There are at least five thousand IDPs, the old and the new in Mese Township,” said Mr. Banyar.
At present, a total of 3669 refugees among the displaced people have arrived and sheltered in Mae Sariang and Khun Yuam districts in Mae Hong Son province, in Thailand, according to Thai media reports. Currently, Thai authorities are providing them with accommodation and food for temporary living, according to the news.
The aid workers said that emergency food supplies, accommodation and medicines are still needed for the IDP. Especially, the elders, pregnant women, mothers and children are in need of medicines.
The genocidal junta council had replenished manpower and rations in Mese Township and along the Thailand border. On the other hand, they also had launched artillery attacks, airstrike attacks and reconnoitred with scout planes in Mese Township and the locals are afraid to stay and leave their homes in advance to save their lives.
There are intense fights between the anti-junta Resistance Fighters and the atrocious junta forces in the eastern part of Salween River, Hpasawng Township, near Mese Township, and Hpasawng PDF has urged the people to be cautious in their movements.