By Landing Ceesay
The United Nations Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq, has said that more than 1.1 million people have been recently displaced in Myanmar, since February 2021.
“More than 1.1 million people have now been newly displaced by conflict and insecurity since the military took over in February 2021, bringing the total number of internally displaced people to more than 1.4 million,” Mr. Haq said in a statement today.
Mr. Haq further stated that in addition to the conflict, the costs of basic commodities continue to compromise food security.
He said an estimated 15.2 million people are now severely and moderately food unsecured.
“As of last week, the Humanitarian Response Plan was only 22% funded, leaving a gap of $643 million,” he said.