With intensifying conflict south of Chin State’s Paletwa Township in recent weeks, residents are reporting an increase in commodity prices of up to fourfold as supply lines face disruption.

A demonstration against hate speech organized by the Colorful Women Organization was held at the beach in the Arakan State capital Sittwe on March 10. 

Fighting broke out between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army (AA) on March 8 near Mont Thanpyin village in Arakan State’s Kyauktaw Township, forcing more than 300 residents to flee their homes, local administrator U Sein Kyaw said.

The families of two men who were detained on March 8 near Khaung Tote village in Kyauktaw Township are concerned as they have not received any information about the pair since they were taken into custody.

An education staffer was shot near Kyauktan village in Sittwe Township, Arakan State, on March 8 and he is being provided medical treatment at Sittwe General Hospital as he suffered a severe abdominal wound, family members said.

The Arakan League for Democracy (ALD) has postponed a planned meet up of Arakanese political parties, which had been slated for March 8, after the Arakan Front Party (AFP) was a no-show on the weekend.

A clash occurred between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army (AA) near Phar Pyo village in Minbya Township, Arakan State, at about 5 p.m. on March 9, injuring seven civilians and burning down about 10 houses, according to locals.  

Three people, including a 5-year-old child, from Butalone (Muslim) village were injured by gunfire due to fighting near Myaung Bway Bridge in Mrauk-U Township on March 8, according to residents.

Around 400 people, including monks, held a dialogue in Sittwe on March 7 focused on issues of public concern in Arakan State, with the results of the discussion to be submitted to the president.

More than 10,000 people from 38 villages are facing food shortages due to a prohibition on carrying provisions into Dalet village-tract in Ann Township, Arakan State, according to residents.


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