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An estimated 2,000 people from Awng Lawt have fled their homes since April 11, with some arriving to Tanai town and Myitkyina Township in the days since.
The government needs to figure out where the trapped people are if there are no trapped people in Awng Lawt village.'
Seng Ja, who arrived to the Jaw Masat Baptist Church in Myitkyina from Awng Lawt village, said hundreds of people remain in the jungle, with some women unable to walk their way to safety because they had recently given birth.
In recent days a team led by the administrator of Tanai rescued more than 200 people who were trapped in the township's Awng Lawt village.
'Those who were rescued are not originally from Awng Lawt village.
More than 200 civilians from Sut Yang, Sut Ya and Awng Lawt villages who had travelled to Tanai town on 8 April to participate in a golden jubilee celebration of the establishment of the Catholic Church in Tanai are staying in the town.
On Wednesday, the military announced via loudspeaker in Tanai that no IDP camps would be opened in the town and that civilians from Awng Lawt village needed to return to their homes.
According to relief committee organisers, sporadic fighting since 11 April in the areas around the villages of Sut Yang, Sut Ya and Awng Lawt has compelled many families to take refuge in the jungle where they are badly in need of humanitarian supplies.