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Myanmar: Christians’ food aid runs low amid army blockades

Thousands of ethnic Chin Christians are enduring severe food shortages in Mynanar because government forces have put up road blockades, cutting off food supplies.

Barnabas Fund

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For the last six months, the transport of rice has been severely limited in the Christian-majority Chin state. Families are struggling to survive on limited rations of bananas and vegetables. Food shortages have forced many Christians to leave the villages of Shangon and Mingaladon near the Dalet Chaung village tract. However, a government-imposed block on internet and mobile services means little is known about how the situation is affecting communities in the area.