The United Nations estimates that at least 100,000 people are fleeing violent military attacks in eastern Myanmar.
The United Nations Mission in Myanmar announced that Kayah State, which borders Thailand, has been particularly affected.
The United Nations said in a statement that people are fleeing after “security forces carried out indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas.”
The United Nations said: “This crisis has forced people to cross international borders in search of security, which has already occurred in other parts of the country.”
Efforts to help these people are hampered by “persistent insecurity, travel restrictions imposed by security forces, and poor road conditions.”
Since the military coup in early February, Myanmar has been plunged into chaos and violence.
The generals overthrew Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government, and Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest ever since.
According to estimates by the AAPP Prisoner Relief Organization, more than 850 people were killed in protests against the military government.