Over a thousand civilians who sought shelter in Hsipaw from fighting between multiple ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in northern Shan State require emergency medicine.
They still have sufficient food, a woman who is helping them told SHAN, but “because of weather changes some children have a cough and are sneezing, and need medicine.”
The aid worker said there are 1,036 villagers in Hsipaw displaced from the fighting. They started arriving in the town, which was once a popular tourist destination, on April 6.
Meanwhile, fighting continues between Restoration Council of Shan State and combined forces: Shan State Progress Party and Ta’ang National Liberation Army, preventing villagers from returning to their homes.
On April 18, EAOs fought in Mang Li village, located in Namlan sub-township. At least three homes burned to the ground in Manli village, Namtu Township, during violence on April 6.