Military Lockdown Causes Acute Food Shortage among Rohingya
By Rohingya Eye │ Rvision TV News
Maungdaw – The northern Maungdaw remains under the Burmese military’s lockdown, which is causing acute food shortage among the Rohingya civilians in the region.
The Burmese military has destroyed many Rohingya villages in northern Maungdaw and sealed off the whole region since October 9 entrapping thousands of displaced people in the sea of troubles.
One of the villages severely hit by the military violence is ‘KyaYoePyin (Kiyari Ferang) village. On October 13 and October 14 alone, the army caused the following large-scale destructions to the village.
- Shops burnt down
173 within the village’s market
57 outside the market
- More than 2,500 people displaced
“Since we were displaced by the military, we took refuge in our neighboring villages. But now, the ration they have stored has also started decreasing alarmingly.
“The military burnt down our shops and homes. We are not allowed to reap our (paddy) crops in this harvest. And we can’t travel from a village to another leading to severe food shortage among us and are languishing in a sea of troubles. Please help us” said a Rohingya displaced by the military assault.
Nevertheless, the KyaYoePyin village is not the only place where the military caused the large-scale destructions but half of the numbers of the Rohingya villages in northern Maungdaw were. The plight now is , more or less, for the whole Rohingya in population in the region.
The military have still sealed off northern Maungdaw region to the foreign journalists, international human rights observers and the aids groups.
[Edited by M.S. Anwar]
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