A relief organization reported Myanmar’s army is restricting humanitarian aid in three states that have a considerable Christian population.
The nongovernmental Refugees International said the Tatmadaw is restricting humanitarian assistance in the states of Kayah and Karen, both of which have a significant Christian population, and in the state of Chin, which is predominantly Christian.
The human rights group International Christian Concern, quoting Refugees International, estimated 14 million people are in need of assistance. Getting relief into Myanmar from neighboring countries has proven difficult.
Refugees International said violence against citizens has increased since a military junta overtook the government early this year. Quoting UCA News, ICC reported children in Kayah state in particular are hiding in caves and trenches, and air raids are a constant threat.
Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is No. 12 on Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List of places most difficult to be a Christian.