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Myanmar: Humanitarian Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL12706, tabled on 28 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to provide humanitarian support for people who have been internally displaced from Shan State in Myanmar due to the expansion of coal-mining operations by the Myanmar Army and Ngwe Yi Pale.

Answered on

8 February 2021

The UK is aware of the recent displacements caused by the expansion of the coal-mining operations in Shan State, and mounted a response through its partners within the first week. Initially, 82 houses were destroyed, resulting in 3,891 people being displaced. UK humanitarian assistance targeted and is reaching 2,325 of those displaced with emergency food and medical support. Since 22 January, there are 1,073 people who remain displaced, with the rest now staying with host families or returning to Ngwe Yi Pale.