Thousands of civilians lead an exodus from the Burmese state of Rajine in the north of the country before a military operation against armed groups in the region begins, the home of the Rohingya minority that was displaced by the Burmese army in August 2017 during a so-called humanitarian genocide offensive Organizations.
The new operation affects around 30,000 people living in 43 cities in the city of Kyauktan. Around ten villages have already been cleared and their residents are fleeing to refugee camps in the city of Rathedaung, reports the Mizzima news portal.
The Rajine Ethnic Congress has called on the army to prevent the civilian population from becoming “war zones”, and has called on the army to protect and protect the life, well-being and property of the civilian population, “said Zaw Zaw Tun. .
Given the situation, the United Nations expressed its concern on Saturday about the information it receives about “people caught up in the fighting or lacking the means to find their way”, and the conflicting parties, the military and The Arakan Army, a Buddhist separatist group from North Burma, does not attack civilians in a statement collected by the DPA.