Myanmar: Update on Humanitarian Situation in Northern Shan
2 March 2021- Armed clashes continued to be reported in several townships in northern Shan resulting in further internal displacement during the last week of February.
In Namtu Township, around 170 people were newly displaced on 21 February due to the clashes between the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army and the allied forces of the Ta’ang National Liberation Army and the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army, according to partners.
In a separate incident in Kunlong Township, local sources indicated that clashes between the Myanmar Armed Forces and the Kachin Independence Army led to the temporary displacement of around 100 people.
A civilian was also reportedly killed due to an artillery shelling in Muse Township on 24 February.
Humanitarian partners complemented the efforts of the local communities and authorities to respond to the immediate needs of people displaced.
More than 3,200 people remain displaced across northern Shan due to recent clashes, including some 1,070 displaced since early January.
Northern Shan already hosts around 9,800 IDPs in protracted displacement camps established in 2011.
Sources: Humanitarian partners and local sources