Kachin refugees needs emergency shelter

San Latt / May 19, 2021

Momauk KBC camp

A couple hundreds of Kachin war refugees, who are temporarily taking refuge at the Momauk Kachin Baptist Church in southern Kachin State, has been facing emergency housing as the monsoon approach in coming months.

Most of the Kachin war refugees fled their home from nearby villages in Momauk Township last month when Burma Army launched a major offensive against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), trying to retake the strategic Alaw hill near Chinese border.

The most important things needed for the Kachin refugees is emergency shelter, because the raining season is approaching and the place here is very crowded, the IDP camp leader Rev. Sumlut Tu Mai told The Kachin Post.

Over four hundred Kachin IDP have been living at the Momauk Kachin Baptist Church since 2011, when the war broke out between Kachin Independence Army and Burma Army.

The Kachin refugees who recently sheltered at the Momauk Kachin Baptist Church are from Myo Thit, Daw Hpum Yang, Myo Thit, Kunlaw, Nawng Cho, Dagaw, Dawdan and Sinlum villages.