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Facing family's crisis for livelihood, refugee tried to commit suicide

Narinjara News, 30 July  2022
A refugee at an IDP camp in Kyauk Taw, 80 miles north of the Rakhine State’s capital Sittwe, tried to commit suicide by stabbing today as he faced the crisis for livelihood.

He was immediately sent to a nearby hospital for necessary medical treatments.

U Maung Phyu Hla (53 years old), a father of three children (in primary and middle school) at Naypu Khan camp tried to kill himself with an eight-inch knife inside his room at around 1 pm on 30 July, said a co-resident.

"He tried a suicidial attempt while his wife went out to the mountain for work and his children to school,” he added.

Now Maung Phyu Hla is admitted at Kyauk Taw general hospital.

The camp in-charge U Maung Aye Saw informed  that he tried to end his life out of frustrations as he could not get a job for a long time. He has been examined through various means including the x-ray.

The family hails from Pri Dai village under Kyauk Taw township. They had to take shelter in the refugee camp after the gun fighting erupted between  Burmese soldiers and Arakan Army members near their village in 2020.

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