Myanmar: New IDP population movements in Kachin and Northern Shan States: 27 Nov 2012 - 7 Jan 2013
In addition to the approximately 75,000 people who remain displaced across Kachin State and Northern Shan States, reports indicate at least 2,000 newly-displaced people due to recent fighting, since mid-December 2012.
Armed actions in the surroundings of Laiza have reportedly led to an additional 700 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in camps located in the area between Laiza and Pang War.
Reports indicate over 400 new IDPs from Mansi Township now accommodated in Bhamo town.
In Northern Shan State, there are reports of approximately 1,000 displaced in Kutkai town.
The number of security incidents has increased significantly since mid-December 2012. They have included the destruction of bridges and other infrastructure, resulting in power outages in Myitkyina, as well as impeding trading and transportation routes (in particular between Bhamo and Mansi).
Humanitarian actors are concerned about protection related issues, with reports of forced portering and a small number of civilian casualties.
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