Since late September there have been a number of reports of increased activity by the DKBA (a Burma/Myanmar Army front force). On several occasions villages have fled across the border into Thailand. There are some reports of attacks into Thailand.
Partners’ Sarah Armitage today wrote a summary which included this paragraph:
Since the 21st September the DKBA (Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, who are allies with the Burma Army) have attacked a number of Karen villages inside Burma. The villagers are now not allowed to leave without permission. Villagers are being used as forced labour and minesweepers. So far, four people have stepped on landmines – two have died from their injuries.
Over 250 people in surrounding areas have fled to the border near Mae Sot, seeking safety. More are expected to arrive in the next week or so. Partners has been able to immediately supply rice, medicine, knives, cooking pots, mats, blankets, mosquito nets and stoves to those who are in desperate need of help.
Prayers and practical help are needed!
The photo and map are from the FBR report, which gives much more detail.
Since May was the last time I included the Partners details in case youwant to send help quickly:
NZ Partners Relief and Development at Westpac Bank (Upper Hutt branch) 03 0774 0598181 000
Canadians wishing to obtain a receipt for tax purposes should make donations at the Partners Canada website. www.partnersworld.ca
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