Airstrikes Disrupt Students’ Education In Western Hpruso

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By Kantarawaddy Times

Nearly 1,000 students fleeing Burma army airstrikes haven’t returned to class after up to 4 villages in western Hpruso Township were bombed in late June.

“Locals have to hide in the jungle at night in the rain because they’re afraid,” said a volunteer helping them, on condition of anonymity. He said students from seven schools, ranging from kindergarten to high school, were affected by the 22-24 June airstrikes in Karenni State.

At least one man was killed in the bombing, as were some animals. Ten houses were damaged.

“The children’s education and health are suffering,” the man said, explaining that they’re catching colds because they have no shelter from the rain and have to sleep in bunkers at night. There are some medical staff to help them, but there isn’t enough medicine.

Since the coup, over 6,000 people have been displaced in the township and over 250,000 in Karenni State and Pekon Township in southern Shan State.

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