|Helping people reconnect. Red Cross station at Mansu Monastery in Lashio, Shan State in February 2015. Photo: Myanmar Red Cross Society|
The Myanmar Red Cross Society is working to reunite and reconnect families separated by the conflict in north-eastern Shan State, Myanmar, according to Mandy George, writing for the International Federation of the Red Cross on March 2.
|A rescue truck loaded with victims of the fighting leaves the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA|
Five people including a relief worker were wounded in an attack on a local aid organisation's vehicle in conflict-torn northeastern Myanmar, the group said February 22, the second such attack within a week.
|Ma Chaw Chaw (L), 21, a war victim who fled from the conflict zone, gets treatment at a monastery which is being set up as a temporary refugee camp in Lashio, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 19, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA|
The Kunlong Township branch of the Myanmar Red Cross Society has helped to rescue 3,163 war refugees from the fighting in the Kokang region within the last week, Daw Shwe Sin Myint, head of the communications department of the NGO, told Mizzima on February 19.
|Myanmar people gather as they await the arrival of rescue trucks to flee fighting in and around the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA|
The Myanmar government and Kokang rebels are trading accusations over the February 17 attack on a Red Cross convoy, one day after the government declared a state of emergency in the northern region, according to Voice of America on February 18.
|Professor Tha Hla Shwe, president of the Myanmar Red Cross. Photo: Myanmar Red Cross Society|
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement said it was deeply saddened to learn that two volunteers from the Myanmar Red Cross Society were wounded on February 17 when a convoy transporting displaced families came under fire, according to statement issued by the ICRC on February 18.