IDP camp catches fire in Mrauk U

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YANGON, Myanmar – The Tin Nyo IDP camp in Mrauk U, Rakhine state caught fire due to negligence and 700 houses were burnt.

People from 13 villages had been displaced to the camp, with a population of 3000, in consequence of the clashes between Arakan Army and the Myanmar military in recent years.

Recently the Myanmar military declared a unilateral ceasefire with the Arakan Army, but the military had made fierce a offensive attack on the Arakan Army, causing the deaths of non-combatants.

Mrauk U was the capital of the Arakan kingdom, noted for peace and prosperity in terms of diversity, from the 15th century to the 18th century.

By Htay Win
Photo credit Narisara