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.
- Myanmar: UNFPA launches Baykin 2 Mobile Application to introduce adolescents and young people with sexual and reproductive health & rights and gender related topics. June 25, 2022
- Myanmar emergency overview map: Number of people displaced since Feb 2021 and remain displaced (As of 20 Jun 2022) June 24, 2022
- End of Mission Statement: Thomas Andrews, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (23 June 2022) June 23, 2022
- Conflict, food insecurity and pandemic: A triangle of suffering in Myanmar June 23, 2022
- Myanmar: Kler Lwee Htoo District Incident Report: Villagers forced by SAC security forces to get a COVID-19 vaccination without their consent, April 2022 June 23, 2022
- Myanmar: Mergui-Tavoy District Situation Update: Fighting and displacement, property damage, deaths caused by landmine explosion, travel restrictions, and the COVID-19 situation, December 2021 to February 2022 June 23, 2022
- Myanmar: Kler Lwee Htoo District Short Update: SAC airstrikes destroyed two houses and resulted in the displacement of villagers in Ler Doh and Hsaw Htee townships, March to April 2022 June 22, 2022
- Death sentences announced by Myanmar military may constitute a serious international crime – Statement by Nicholas Koumjian, Head of Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar June 22, 2022
- Myanmar: The impact of community support in Mrauk U, Rakhine June 21, 2022
- Canada announces next phase of strategy responding to Rohingya and Myanmar crises June 20, 2022
- Myanmar reports 15 new COVID-19 cases - ThePrint June 25, 2022
- Teachers in Myanmar caught in crossfire as conflict rages - Radio Free Asia June 25, 2022
- Malaysian teen trafficked into Myanmar. There, he was forced to work 12 hours a day for love scam ring. - Daily Express June 25, 2022
- More illegal job seekers from Myanmar, smuggling gang arrested - ฺBangkok Post June 25, 2022
- Myanmar reports 6 new COVID-19 cases - Macau Business June 25, 2022
- WTO addresses emergency response to food insecurity - Mizzima News June 25, 2022
- Never give up hope, says Myanmar's Cardinal Bo - UCA News June 25, 2022
- India rushes food, medicine to bankrupt Sri Lanka - Mizzima News June 25, 2022
- Thailand relaxes mask rule to bolster pandemic-hit tourism - Mizzima News June 25, 2022
- Junta arrests man with improvised artillery shells in Mandalay - Mizzima News June 25, 2022
- Security tightened on Myanmar-India border - Mizzima News June 25, 2022
- Another church set on fire in Thlantlang, Chin State - Mizzima News June 25, 2022
- Myanmar Resistance Claims 25 Junta Soldiers Killed - The Irrawaddy June 24, 2022
- U.S. State Department calls out Russia, China, Afghanistan, Myanmar for extreme religious freedom abuses - Baptist News Global June 24, 2022
- China has gone back to its old ways in Myanmar - ThePrint June 24, 2022
- Global Fund to continue to support Myanmar until 2023 | Eleven Media Group Co., Ltd - Eleven Myanmar June 24, 2022
- Arakan Army Detains Myanmar Naval Officer - The Irrawaddy June 24, 2022
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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