Myanmar conflict surge: Over 3,300 refugees search shelter in Thailand

The battle in Myanmar‘s Kayah State has led to a brand new surge of refugees seeking shelter in Thailand. Provincial Governor Chettha Mosikkharat confirmed that Thai authorities have rescued three,342 refugees who fled the border war.
The combating in Kayah State entails the Karenni Army (KA), backed by the People’s Defence Forces (PDFs) and the Karenni Nationalities Defence Force (KNDF), and commenced with an attack on Mae Jae Police Station and three military bases. This escalation within the Myanmar battle adopted a previous KA operation which captured a minimal of three bases near Tambon Khun Yuam in the Khun Yuam district, Bangkok Post reported.
Khu Nial, Minister of Internal Affairs for Kayah State, reported that the assault on Mae Jae occurred throughout from Thailand’s Baan Sao Hin in Mae Hong Son province. Consequently, an inflow of refugees entered the province through Mae Sariang and Khun Yuam districts. Unconditional noted that three,034 people sought refuge in Baan Sao Hin in Mae Sariang district, while another 308 fled to Baan Pha Tho and Baan Pha Khe in Khun Yuam district’s Tambon Mae Khee.
Efforts to help the refugees have been undertaken by Mae Hong Son’s Provincial Border Operation Centre, which is working in collaboration with soldiers, volunteers, and the sub-district Administrative Office (SAO). In addition, the Naresuan Force and provincial administrative officers are monitoring the continuing battle, standing prepared to assist Thai nationals if needed. Governor Chettha also talked about that reconnaissance planes from the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) are being prepared..

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