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: Humanitarian Response Plan 2022 - Quarter Three Dashboard (Jan - Sep 2022) November 28, 2022
- A Joint Statement of the United Nations in Myanmar November 27, 2022
- Myanmar South East - Emergency Overview Map: Number of people displaced in South East since Feb 2021 and remain displaced (As of 21 November 2022) November 25, 2022
- CCCM/ Shelter/ NFI Cluster Analysis Report (CAR) - Kachin/ NSS, Myanmar - 31 October 2022 November 25, 2022
- MYANMAR: Displacement due to Myanmar Armed Forces & Arakan Army conflict in Rakhine and Chin States (As of 31 October 2022) November 25, 2022
- Myanmar Emergency Overview Map: Number of people displaced since Feb 2021 and remain displaced (as of 21 Nov 2022) November 25, 2022
- Myanmar: Quarter Two- Humanitarian Operational Presence (As of 30 June 2022) November 24, 2022
- Myanmar (2014 - 2021) Gender (In) Equality November 24, 2022
- Myanmar: Burma & Bangladesh - USG Response to the Regional Crisis (11/23/22) November 23, 2022
- Myanmar: Burma and Bangladesh - Regional Crisis Response Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 November 23, 2022
- Japan filmmaker freed from Myanmar prison vows to tell story - Jacksonville Journal-Courier November 28, 2022
- Report Details Lavish Extent of Myanmar Junta's Legitimation Drive - The Diplomat November 28, 2022
- Flights soon from NE to Myanmar, Bangladesh - Devdiscourse November 28, 2022
- Myanmar: Humanitarian Response Plan 2022 - Quarter Three Dashboard (Jan - Sep 2022) - Myanmar - ReliefWeb November 28, 2022
- Spring Revolution Daily News for 28 November 2022 - Mizzima News November 28, 2022
- Mad dog bites 11 in Myanmar town - The Star Online November 28, 2022
- Women out of picture in Myanmar synod report - UCA News November 28, 2022
- Over 70 Myanmar Junta Forces Killed in Three Days of Resistance Attacks - The Irrawaddy November 28, 2022
- ASEAN's Myanmar Headache Changes Hands – The Diplomat - The Diplomat November 28, 2022
- Bangladesh charges Rohingya insurgent chief with murder - Mizzima News November 28, 2022
- Protests across China as anger mounts over zero-Covid policy - Mizzima News November 28, 2022
- Call for Qatar to stop hosting Myanmar military vessels - Mizzima News November 28, 2022
- NGO raises concern over Yoma Bank providing services to Myanmar military telco, Mytel - Mizzima News November 28, 2022
- KNDF forms an artillery arm in Karenni State - Mizzima News November 28, 2022
- Administrator in Mandalay village assassinated - Mizzima News November 28, 2022
- Thai gold necklace thief escapes arrest by swimming to Myanmar - Thaiger November 28, 2022
- PEC denounces Myanmar junta for continuous jailing of scribes : Welcome to Mysooru News - Mysooru News November 28, 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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