Myanmar: Meikhtila inter-communal violence Situation Report No. 1 - 25 March 2013

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 25 Mar 2013

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • The Government estimates that over 12,000 persons have been displaced following the inter-communal violence that erupted on 20 March in Meikhtila, Mandalay Region. The number of casualties is yet to be confirmed. Some spontaneous return is being reported.

  • Curfew and state of emergency has been imposed in Meikhtila, Tharzi, Yamethin and Tatkon townships on 20 March following security incidents. Additional troops have been deployed in the area.

  • The Government established a relief management committee on 22 March, including local authorities and led by the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (MoSWRR).

  • The Government is distributing food and water andthe Myanmar Red CrossSociety (MRCS)volunteers are providing health assistance as well as some family kits.A UN/NGOs rapid assessment team was dispatched from Yangon, Mandalay and Magway to assess immediate needs on 24 March.

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