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Reference : V-P-MM-E-00480
Date : 17/05/2022
Country/Region : MYANMAR
Caption : Shan State, Hsi Hseng Township, camp for internally displaced people. The ICRC, in collaboration with the Myanmar Red Cross Society, provides assistance to refugees.
Photographer : SIAN KHAI, Thang Khan
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website article, 13.07.2022:
"Myanmar: Urgent needs for displaced communities in southern Shan
Following intense clashes in Kayah State, several thousand people from Loikaw, Demoso, Hpruso and Pekon were forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in southern Shan State.
Alongside the hospitality of host communities, we have been working with the Myanmar Red Cross Society to support people displaced by violence in Pin Laung and Hsi Hseng, to provide emergency aid.

"We recently completed our second humanitarian trip to Hsi Hseng and Pin Laung,” said Martin Samtan, from the ICRC Lashio team.

“Together with the MRCS, we were able to share rice, peas, oil and salt with nearly 2000 families – to ensure they don’t go hungry.”

Beyond this emergency assistance, we were able to share life-saving information about landmines and other unexploded hazards, which pose ongoing risks to all communities.

We were also able to share our ICRC hotline number for people missing loved ones, separated by clashes or displacement.

Our teams are still on the ground, working with communities affected by conflict and the MRCS to identify and respond to those most urgent needs."
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