Burmese military jets burn Christian villages

Sunday, April 5, 2020

by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - The Burmese military allowed its jets to open fire on four Christian villages in the predominantly Buddhist country in March, killing 21 people and forcing thousands of others to flee to a neighboring region.

Survivors who escaped the two-day onslaught in Chin state on March 14 and 15 told Barnabus Fund that the local hospital was inundated with injured people and did have adequate medical supplies or staff to treat them.

“Some houses were in flames when we left. Three houses were burning. Later we heard all the houses in our village are gone," one survivor said. "Thankfully, my parents are safe, but our house was burnt and is gone.”

Burma or Myanmar is 19th on Open Doors USA's World Watch List for Buddhist religious nationalism that has forced 100,000 Christians in Kachin and Shan state to flee their homes and hole up in camps that lack adequate food and shelter.