UNHCR weighs Thailand to just accept three,000 Myanmar refugees

More than 3,000 Myanmar refugees in Thailand’s border province Tak, are in search of shelter inside the kingdom after they left their houses to flee the ongoing violence between Myanmar’s military and the armed wing of the Karen National Union. Now the UN’s refugee agency is asking on Thailand to give them “urgent access” to the refugees.
Hundreds fled the Karen state to Thailand to flee the artillery shelling and small arms fire between the state military and the ethnic army. But that quantity shot up from seven hundred on Thursday to three,900 by Monday, in accordance with the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees. The UN’s refugee agency issued a statement expressing concern for Myanmar refugees and offering help to Thai authorities to provide them with essential humanitarian aid.
About three,500 refugees remain in two locations on the Thai aspect as some have progressively returned after violence appeared to have halted yesterday, based on provincial authorities who provided assist and transportation for people who desired to return to Myanmar by the banks of the Moei River.
The basic secretary of the Karen Women’s Organisation, Naw K’Nyay Paw, informed AFP that most people are nonetheless terrified of what happened to their villages as fighting continues to be happening in particular places.
More than 1,500 individuals arrived on Sunday as fighting erupted in Mae Htaw Thalay, a group on the outskirts of Tak province’s Mae Sot district, the place displaced residents have been taking refuge.
Zany from the Myanmar military information staff, General Zaw Min Tun, said discussions are underway with the KNU to calm the state of affairs. However, in accordance with state media, soldiers raided Karen territory and arrested many dissidents, together with a former MP from Aung San Suu Kyi’s deposed administration.
Karen National Liberation Army is an ethnic armed group fiercely against the junta that toppled a civilian administration in February and has been a staunch opponent of the junta, providing shelter to anti-coup dissidents. It is considered one of more than 20 ethnic armed teams occupying territory in Myanmar’s border areas..

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