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More than 6,000 people displaced in Rakhine state as renewed conflict between AA and the junta army is raging in the region

(YANGON): The recent fighting between the junta army and Arakan Army has hit two regions – Maungdaw in the western part of Rakhine state and Paletwa region of southern Chin state, causing the influx of more than 6,000 people displaced.

ON 23 August, Arakan Army issued statement, confirming that there are more than 6,000 people displaced by the ongoing conflict in the Maungdaw region of Rakhine state and the Paletwa region of Chin state due to the fighting between the junta army and its troops.

Although Paletwah is within the boundary of Chin state, Arakan Army is active in the southern Paletwa area of Chin state.

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Myanmar says security is tightened in the Maungdaw area and Paletwa area in order to deliver humanitarian aid to the displaced people.

OCHA confirms there are around 5,500 people who remain displaced in Paletwah township alone by the previous conflict between the Arakan Army and the junta army.

The Arakan Army’s statement urges the people of Rakhine not to travel between 10:00 pm to 5:00 am and to notify the office of Arakan Army office or its affiliated offices across the Maungdaw region on the matter of emergency matter for travel as the tension between the junta army, and Arakan Army is being escalated, and fighting can occur anytime.


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