Myanmar, Armed Conflict / War, Level 3: Dozens dead in armed clashes in Moe Bye – Myanmar

2021-05-23: According to media reports, at least 40 people were killed in fighting between the army and the People’s Defence Force (PDF) of Kayah State on Sunday (23 May). According to the reports, an armed clash occurred in Moe Bye on the border between Shan and Kayah States. Two civilians were also injured in the fighting. 
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Ongoing armed clashes are to be expected. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.