Burmese military (officially called Tatmadaw) seized control and overthrew its democratically elected government. People have taken to the streets across Burma to protest against the coup, which is led by General Min Aung Hlaing. Burma’s elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been detained along with members of her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).
The military coup threatens to further inflame the ongoing violence perpetrated by the military for years against ethnic and religious minorities, with the military destroying whole villages and places of worship for Christians, Muslims, and other minority communities.
The Rohingya ethnic group, which is largely Muslim, has been especially targeted by military atrocities and the entire people group have been denied citizenship in the country. More than 900,000 refugees have fled the country to escape persecution. As nations struggle to contain COVID-19, refugees have been denied entry to many countries and asylum seekers remain stranded with their lives at risk to do strict pandemic restrictions.
See Resources Section for details and analysis of the situation in Myanmar.
- WFP Myanmar Situation Report #5 October — November 2021 December 3, 2021
- UNICEF Myanmar Humanitarian Situation Report No. 8: 29 October to 28 November 2021 December 3, 2021
- Myanmar: Burma & Bangladesh - USG Response to the Regional Crisis (12/02/21) December 2, 2021
- Myanmar: Burma and Bangladesh - Regional Crisis Response Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 December 2, 2021
- Myanmar: More than 5 million children could need life-saving aid to survive December 2, 2021
- Myanmar Impact Report 2020 December 2, 2021
- Myanmar: Halt evictions, cease intimidation of residents – UN experts December 2, 2021
- Myanmar Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Hotline Minimum Standards [EN/MY] December 2, 2021
- Myanmar: Displacement due to Myanmar Armed Forces & Arakan Army conflict in Rakhine and Chin States (As of 30 November 2021) December 2, 2021
- Integrating Gender Dimensions in the Myanmar Climate-Smart Villages December 2, 2021
- Founding statement of 'The Struggle': IMT supporters in Myanmar – revolutionary movement needs revolutionary theory! - In Defence of Marxism December 3, 2021
- Hundreds of telecoms towers downed in Myanmar coup resistance - WTVB News December 3, 2021
- Two Mandalay Region men killed in junta custody in separate incidents - myanmar-now December 3, 2021
- Myanmar Junta officer's car hit by Landmines in Thaton Township - Mizzima News December 3, 2021
- Myanmar Regime to Charge 2020 Election Local Officials - The Irrawaddy News Magazine December 3, 2021
- Myanmar Junta Killed Around 100 Children Since Coup: NUG - The Irrawaddy News Magazine December 3, 2021
- Indonesian Scholarship Awardee From Myanmar Is Flying To Indonesia | Portal Kementerian Luar Negeri Republik Indonesia - Kementerian Luar Negeri December 3, 2021
- Civilian Resistance Group Warns People Not to Use Myanmar Junta-Backed Airline - The Irrawaddy News Magazine December 3, 2021
- Myanmar's foreign trade deficit reaches nearly US$57 M by mid-November - Eleven Myanmar December 3, 2021
- 11.85 M people received full doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Myanmar - Eleven Myanmar December 3, 2021
- Myanmar’s military urged to halt forced evictions and home demolitions - Devdiscourse December 3, 2021
- Japan to encourage Myanmar to take concrete measures - Prothom Alo English December 3, 2021
- Myanmar forces ‘trapped, killed’ anti-military protesters: HRW - Aljazeera.com December 3, 2021
- Hung Shidaba Lainingkol raises doubts on Indo-Myanmar border pillars : 03rd dec21 ~ E-Pao! Headlines - E-Pao.net December 2, 2021
- Myanmar's Junta and Opposition Must Negotiate - Foreign Policy December 2, 2021
- U.N. Seats Denied, for Now, to Afghanistan’s Taliban and Myanmar’s Junta - The New York Times December 2, 2021
- Japan Plays a Diplomatic Double Game on Rights in Myanmar - Human Rights Watch December 2, 2021
The 2021 Myanmar coup d’état began on the morning of 1 February 2021 when democratically elected members of Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy, were deposed by the Tatmadaw—Myanmar’s military—which vested power in a stratocracy. The Tatmadaw proclaimed a year-long state of emergency and declared power had been vested in Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Min Aung Hlaing. It declared the results of the November 2020 general election invalid and stated its intent to hold a new election at the end of the state of emergency.
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