ASIA/MYANMAR – Massive military operations in Kayah state: many people are on the run – Agenzia Fides

Since yesterday May 31st, the army has been bombarding the cities of Loikaw and Demoso with cannons, attack helicopters and fighter bombers. “Cities and villages have been heavily attacked without regard to civil security. Many people urgently need food, medicine and shelter as the rainy season begins and many have stomach problems, possibly due to dirty water and poor hygiene”, complains Father Tinreh. “In addition, the military has blocked all important access roads to the state to prevent people from receiving humanitarian aid. These military actions are regrettable and must be stopped immediately. The people are desperate”, the priest notes. In Demoso, where two young Catholics were killed in recent days while bringing food to the displaced, the military raided and ransacked the Catholic parish house and the convent of nuns. Source: ASIA/MYANMAR – Massive military operations in Kayah state: many people are on the run – Agenzia Fides