Baroness Cox Question On Myanmar: Humanitarian Aid
Baroness Cox Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Myanmar: Humanitarian Aid
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. Asked 28 January 2021
Answered 8 February 2021 By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
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.