Villagers Driven into the Jungle by Burma Army Attacks
Casualties as Burma Army Attacks and Mortars Karen Villages
22 January, 2021
Karen State, Burma
Grandmothers lie exhausted, mothers carry babies, fathers try to protect their families and hide them, wounded are carried to safety, as the Burma Army increases their attacks in western Karen State. This year the Burma Army has attacked four different areas of northern and western Karen State as they try to build roads to project power and strengthen their positions. Over 3900 people have been displaced so far, with six villages abandoned. In Muthay – Keh Der of Nyaunglebin District, western KarenState, the Burma Army has reinforced five new battalions (BNS 603, 350, 57, 92, and 75) that are attacking villages near the road they are trying to expand. 700 people in this area are currently in hiding, with 3200 more displaced in Dwelo Township of Papun District. FBR relief teams are now with the people giving medical care and humanitarian assistance. Photos below show wounded and hiding villagers.
Thank You and God Bless You,
Free Burma Rangers
Villagers fleeing Keh Der between 17 -21 January