Humanitarian needs growing amid horrific violence in  Myanmar

Accountable_now_logoMore than 400 people have died since violence erupted in Myanmar’s that has seen more than 160,000  people displaced from their homes, buildings burned down, landmines planted and growing humanitarian needs.

Up to 15,000 refugees are expected to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh each day this week and there are harrowing reports of massacres taking place and thousands being turned back at the Bangladesh border.

A further 400,000 people are estimated to be trapped in conflict zones in Western Myanmar.

The Myanmar government has evacuated at least 4,000 Buddhist villagers caught up in the violence, and they are now being housed in schools and other public buildings.

Food shortages have been reported amongst both Buddhist and Muslim communities that have been displaced by the fighting.