At least 10 Christian civilians have been killed and thousands need urgent medical attention in Myanmar’s Kachin State as the fighting between ethnic rebel groups and government troops in a conflict area rages on, according to reports.
The ethnic Kachin civilians were killed in Mansi Township in southern Kachin and in Tanai Township as they sought to flee areas where the fighting is ongoing on, according to Frontier Myanmar.
About 2,000 civilians remain displaced and around 160 people have been “forced to tag along and [stay]” with the military, it reported.
The displaced people are “in dire need of medical treatment as well as rations,” the Rev Mung Dan, a Baptist community leader, told CBN News.
A coalition of 32 Kachin groups have urged the UN Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court.
The fighting, which includes government shelling and airstrikes, escalated in January and re-erupted earlier this month.
Burma army soldiers are at war with armed ethnic minority groups that have been demanding autonomy for decades, including in Karen and Kachin states which are home to a vast number of ethnic minority Christians.
Source: The Christian Post