Dominican Month of Peace: Our Family in Myanmar

The Humanitarian Situation in Myanmar

As a result of the fast spreading of civil war, the civilians had to flee for safety either to the jungle or to other villages or towns where they considered safer. In the conflict zones, the military forces would shoot anyone found in the streets and arrest anyone caught de­livering food supplies to the displaced people. So many innocent civilians have been killed, tortured, and burned to death by the military forces. On many occasions, the soldiers would break into the civilian’s houses and loot the valuable properties. After looting the properties, the military would then destroy the things that they could not take with them or torch the houses and in other cas­es, they would burn the whole village down. According to Data for Myanmar, over 30,000 houses are believed to have been burnt down by the military countrywide .

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