KACHIN STATE – A refugee said that schools, hospitals, and residential houses at the KIO-controlled area of Shaiyang military evacuation camp in the China-Myanmar border, Kachin State, were destroyed due to Cyclone Mokha on May 14th.
“Last night, around 1 or 2 a.m., all the roofs of my house were taken off by the cyclone. I didn’t sleep all night. I didn’t sleep for even a second. I can’t sleep, and others do too. Most of the roofs of houses were gone, and the bricks were gone. The same thing happened to the elementary school and hospital. There is no collapse. All the zinc roofs were taken away by the cyclone. This happened everywhere, at least to the most,” he said.
Although they knew in advance that Cyclone Mokha would hit, they did not escape in advance due to the difficulty of the place. He added that it was not known if there were any casualties.
“I know it in advance. I know, but I can’t do anything. I haven’t heard of people who got injured. I’m checking now. The school’s toilets were completely destroyed,” he said.
Kachin Gender Star Group stated that the Shaiyang refugee camp was built due to the resurgence of fighting in the Kachin region, and this was the first experience of a storm, and 58 refugee homes and toilets had been destroyed.