Thousands of Christians fled their homes as the army of Myanmar (Burma) shelled Christian villages of Karen State on Monday 1 February. It was the same day that the army seized political power in a military coup.
The following weekend the Tatmadaw, as the army is called, sent troops in 20 trucks to attack another Karen village in the middle of the night. Thankfully the villagers had fled just hours before
For decades the army, representing the Buddhist and ethnic Burman majority, brutally oppressed the Karen and other ethnic minorities, even during the recent years of civilian democratic rule.
Thousands of Karen people are now hiding in the jungle. They need rice, cooking oil, fish and tarpaulins or any strong plastic sheeting to make some kind of roof over their heads.
Barnabus Fund is already sending aid. Please pray, and if you wish to donate, you can do so here.