Karenni IDPs Concerned About Food Insecurity During Wet Season

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By Kantarawaddy Times

Civilians living in remote camps in Hpruso Township are worried they’ll go hungry after rains made travelling in the region difficult.

One 40-year-old said the rainy season has just begun, “We’re afraid that no donors will come to provide us with food rations…here in this area we can’t find work in agriculture.”

One volunteer told Kantarawaddy Times that reaching some of the camps at this time of year is a challenge. “The camps in the Kay Kaw area are too far away. The road is so bad in the rainy season that donors don’t go there to donate food.”

Many of the 6,000 internally displaced persons living in the 8 camps in western Hpruso Township in Karenni State also don’t have enough medicine and some children have fallen ill.

Over 250,000 civilians have been displaced in Karenni and southern Shan states by regime offensives and fighting with resistance groups.

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