Saturday, March 7, 2009

451,000 displaced in eastern Burma in 2008

Over 451,000 IDPs in Burma in 2008: Report

A new report released on Thursday by the Geneva-based International Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) said there are at least 451,000 internally displaced people in eastern Burma alone as of October 2008.
The report said that in eastern Burma, particularly in Karen, Karenni, Shan, and Mon states and Tenasserim division, IDPs are mainly the result of the Burmese military-government’s human rights violations.“IDPs living in areas in Myanmar [Burma] still affected by armed conflict between the army and insurgent groups remained the most vulnerable, with their priority needs tending to be related to physical security, food, shelter, health and education,” said the report.
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