“In the past few days, over 300 refugees were added to the camp. We now are mainly concerned with food supplies”, said U Kyaw Than, administrator for Zedi Daung village.

Women from a village in Buthidaung Township were forcefully taken by the military this afternoon, according to Member of Parliament for Buthidaung Township.

The number of migrant workers in Maungdaw Township’s resettlement areas has been increasing, and most of them are from Ayeyarwady, Bago and Yangon Regions as well as Myanmar’s administrative city Nay Pyi Taw.

An early morning shooting of light and heavy weapon in a village in Mrauk-U Township on Friday left one dead and another four seriously injured.

Senior monks form a township monk committee have requested Rakhine State chief minister and commander of the western command to halt the positioning of military forces at a hill in Kyauktaw town.

Not all of them are in refugee camps, some were trapped in their villages. Although relief aid have been providing for IDPs, about 8000 IDPs could not get food because their area is difficult to access on security reason. 

Ongoing clashes between the Tatmadaw and AA have been intensifying in Rakhine State’s six townships, increasing the number of IDPs in the region. 

More than 60 percent of village administrators from Mrauk-U Township who have tendered their resignation are going to back their offices.

The number of displaced people taking refuge has reached more than 500 in Buthidaung town following the deadly shooting in Si Daung village on the night of March 21.

The Tatmadaw troops fired heavy weapons into the village from Yangon-Sittwe road, said U Aung Thein Hlaing, the owner of the house.