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Myanmar Military’s War On Christians

by | Mon, May 29 2023

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Hundreds of thousands of Christians have been left homeless in Myanmar since the military takeover of the country in February 2021.

They make up a significant proportion of the 1.7 million people who have been displaced and forced into camps.

Aid agencies report many of them have lost family members, homes and other properties.

The army continues to target Christian villages with heavy artillery while the air force uses bombs.

Soldiers have burned down homes, destroying everything inside.

“In order to survive we had to flee,” explained ‘Hayma’, a displaced and homeless believer who along with her husband and two children  was forced to evacuate her home village to escape the Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) attacks.

“Every day and night the military would just fire heavy weapons and bombard our village. They even sent aircraft and dropped bombs on our village,” she told Barnabas Aid.

“The worst thing is that soldiers entered our village and burned down all the houses. We were so sad that all our belongings in our house were burned down by the military.”

Hayma’s is just one of many traumatic accounts reported to the Christian charity by its project partners in Myanmar, where horrendous violence against ethnic-minority Christians persists.

Barnabas Aid and its partners are supplying survivors with food, baby formula, medical supplies, tarpaulins and blankets.

“Our partners work in great difficulty and danger to ensure that relief supplies funded by Barnabas Aid supporters’ donations reaches its destination. The terrain is unforgiving. In one distribution several boat trips were needed to transport aid to a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) followed by an onward journey by four-wheel drive truck. Other journeys required an ox and cart,” the Christian charity explained.