Conflict-affected victims of Pyinso in need of food
30 November 2015 — More than 350 villagers displaced since March this year by conflict between the Burma Army and the Arakan Army are running out of food, the local humanitarian committee said.
Steven, secretary of the committee, said that people had been dependent on humanitarian aid and were finishing what they had, adding: “They are in urgent need of food supplies.”
He added that they also needed warm clothes and blankets as it had got very cold in the area in the winter.
Following the conflict, Pyin-so residents had run away from their village and taken temporary shelter on the bank of the Kaladan river. Some of them are staying at nearby villages, according to the Khumi Media Group.
A Christian pastor, who asks not to be named, told the Chinland Guardian that villagers in the area were afraid to travel from one place to another as soldiers from both armies carried out security checks, adding: “Some residents do not dare to go to their farms.”#