Charities say malnutrition and illness are increasing as food becomes increasingly scarce.
Factories, restaurants, taxi drivers and other service providers warn that they will have to down tools unless fuel supplies increase and prices fall.
Residents in Matupi and Mindat townships have struggled to buy rice and other basics since the regime blocked roads to the mountainous state.
Rising fuel prices, restricted supplies and armed conflict across the country are driving numerous businesses towards bankruptcy.
Also this week, the UN called for steps to end the regime’s targeting of civilians and the ASEAN special envoy’s plan to meet with EAOs was scrapped.
Migrant laborers in Thailand and elsewhere are donating their time and meager wages to a variety of anti-regime causes, as well as to assisting refugees and IDPs on the border.
Freight operators cannot make a profit while the Chinese border is closed, fuel and parts prices are rising and junta roadblocks demand bribes.