Save the Children Suspends Myanmar Operations Due to Missing Staff After Deadly Attack that Killed at Least 38

Save the Children announced that they are suspending Myanmar operations after two of their staff went missing following an alleged junta massacre in Kayah State that left 38 people dead.

“(The) two of our staff, who were on the way back to the office after conducting humanitarian response work in a nearby community, were caught up in the incident and remain missing. We have confirmation that their private vehicle was attacked and burned out. The military reportedly forced people from their cars, arrested some, killed others, and burned their bodies,” said Save the Children. 

The burnt corpses were recovered Hpruso Township but no proper identification procedures have been made.

The Myanmar National Unity Government (NUG) called the incident a “Christmas massacre in Karenni state” and condemned the junta.

“Myanmar People are devastated. They are heartbroken to wish merry Christmas. They cannot enjoy this festive period because of terrorist dictatorship,” said the NUG. 

The Myanmar junta government has not yet commented on the incident. 

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