Inter-communal violence displaces more than 110,000 in MyanmarListen /
The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Myanmar's Rakhine State has risen to more than 110,000, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Inter-communal violence during October has resulted in the deaths of nearly 90 people while more than 130 others were injured. Over 5,300 houses and religious buildings also have been burned or destroyed.
After assessing the situation together with Myanmar's government, OCHA has appealed for $32.5 million to provide food, shelter and basic items to the affected people.
To find out more, Patrick Maigua in Geneva sat down with OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke who describes the situation as "volatile" and "tense."