Asia Pacific Regional Humanitarian Update

Situation Report
Myanmar — Emergency Response

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