Dooplaya Situation Update: Kawkareik Township and Kyainseikgyi Township, June to July 2017

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Dooplaya Situation Update: Kawkareik Township and Kyainseikgyi Township, June to July 2017

Published date:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kawkareik Township and Kyainseikgyi Township, Dooplaya District during the period between June and July 2017, including health, military activities, education, refugee repatriation, and development projects.

  • Military activities in Dooplaya District in the period in the months before July 2017 increased because allied Tatmadaw and Border Guard Force (BGF) patrolled on civilian roads and villagers’ plantations.
  • In July 2017, Tatmadaw Battalion #313, led by General Win Htun and Myo Thu, based in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District, illegally collected U--- villagers’ durians from their plantations. When the U--- village head reported this issue to General Win Htun and Myo Thu, their soldiers entered into the villagers’ plantations with guns and knives, and collected villagers’ durians again.
  • Tatmadaw Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #283, under the control of Major Aung Shway Oo and Camp Commander Mya Lay, enlarged their army camp in Kyainseikgyi Township and intruded on villagers’ land.
  • The number of Noh Poe refugee households that applied for repatriation increased because they received information that humanitarian aid for refugees who stay in camp will be cut in 2019. Since they cannot live in the camp without aid, and they also cannot resettle to a third country, they said they had no choice but to apply for repatriation.
  • Currently, in Htee Nya Paw repatriation area, there are no houses, hospitals, schools, or roads built, so refugees who visited the area were concerned and therefore request that stakeholders who monitor the repatriation process ensure that the area is well prepared for refugees to return in the future.