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Myanmar: Tanintharyi Region Monthly Situation Update (31 December 2022)

January 4th, 2023  •  Author:   Southern Monitor  •  1 minute read
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This regular update, covering non-violent movements, conflict trends, human rights violations, and humanitarian developments up to 31 December is produced by Southern Monitor, a local research group. The next monthly situation update will be issued in January 2023.


● In December 2022, a total of 46 armed clashes erupted across all districts in Tanintharyi Region, showing an increasing trend in armed conflict.

● A total of 31 casualties (18 deaths and 13 injured) due to attacks targeting civilians were reported in December 2022.

● More than 60 civilians’ houses were burned down by junta forces following the armed clashes in Palaw Township.

● More than 17,000 people displaced in Tanintharyi Region: Increased displacement figures were reported in Palaw township; and new displacement in Bokpyin town.

● Humanitarian assistance has been largely impeded due to access constraints, and a widespread ban on transport of dry rations and medicines. Displaced populations are in dire need of adequate shelter and warm clothing.

● The junta forces conducted an increasing number of violent household inspections, arrests, arbitrary detentions, as well as increased troop deployments across all districts in the region.

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