“My name is ‘Hla’ and I am 32 years old. I come from a Karen village … The Myanmar military came into our village and started shooting big guns … They burned down our entire village. Besides this, they also attacked us by air with war planes shooting and bombing our areas.”
“Hla” and the rest of the villagers fled from their ruined village into the jungle.
Surviving in the Myanmar jungle is hard, especially with no food or medicine. Snake bites are a constant danger, and if large groups stay together they become another target for air strikes by the Myanmar military. Some mountain areas of Myanmar can get cold, close to freezing, this time of year.
Eventually Hla and her companions managed to get to a camp for displaced people, where she feels safer. With the help of food provided by Barnabas supporters, she cares for her 3-year-old daughter and her 83-year-old grandmother.
The attack on Hla’s village happened in 2022, but violence against the mainly Christian ethnic minorities of Myanmar has been ongoing for most of the last six decades. There are over 1.4 million people displaced within the country; some observers predict this number could double during 2023.
Let’s help them
Praise God that our project partners are able to get food, blankets and tarpaulins to thousands of the neediest Christians.
We cannot save our project partners from the difficulties and dangers of delivering the aid, but we can help cover their costs.
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