This regular update, covering non-violent movements, conflict trends, human rights violations, and humanitarian developments up to 31 January is produced by Southern Monitor, a local research group. The next monthly situation update will be issued in February 2023.
HIGHLIGHTS & KEY MESSAGES
In January 2023, a total of 33 armed clashes erupted across all districts in Tanintharyi Region, showing an increase in armed conflict.
A total of 33 casualties (25 deaths and 8 injured) due to attacks targeting civilians were reported in January 2023.
More than 33 civilians’ houses were burned down by junta forces following armed clashes in Palaw and Dawei Townships.
More than 7,000 people are displaced in Tanintharyi Region.
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 dry rations, adequate shelter and warm clothing.
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