The Arakan Army (AA) has been collecting family lists and property information from Rohingyas in Yadana pon village-tract in Kyawktaw Township. The reason for the repeated collection of family lists is unknown, but AA has conducted this exercise several times in 2022. On February 5, 2023, AA once again collected family lists, and on March 9, 2023, they extended their data collection to include a list of farmyards and other properties owned by Rohingyas.
Meanwhile, the Tammadaw 9 base continues to block travel from roads and sea for Yadana pon villagers since February 2, 2023. This restriction has affected the daily lives of the villagers, making it difficult for them to access food and healthcare. Yadana pon village-tract consists of seven villages, and residents are unable to leave their villages for work or travel to other places due to the restrictions.
The travel restrictions imposed by Tammadaw 9 base have significantly impacted the lives of the villagers. They are struggling to meet their basic needs, and healthcare facilities are difficult to access. Furthermore, the repeated collection of family lists and property information by the AA has created confusion and concern among the Rohingya community.
The reasons behind these actions by AA and Tammadaw 9 base remain unclear.
The international community must take note of the situation and put pressure on the relevant stakeholder to find a peaceful and just resolution for the ongoing crisis.