What is happening in Myanmar?

Summary of the situation in Myanmar three years after the military coup attempt:

  • Activists and politicians face persecution.
  • Nationwide, more than 76,923 houses have been burnt down or destroyed by the Burmese Military during terror attacks.
  • Rape is being used as a weapon of war in conflict areas by Junta forces.
  • The Military Junta has perpetrated over 65 massacres.
  • Over 2 million people, including 50% women, 49% children, and 1.3 million refugees across bordering countries, have been displaced due to ongoing conflicts.
  • Approximately 18.6 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
  • The Myanmar Junta has killed over 4,884 civilians, arrested more than 26,524 civilians, and issued warrants for over 1,977 people. Here are key points to consider:
  • Ethnic Revolutionary Organizations have been defending their territories since Myanmar’s independence in 1948.
  • The Myanmar military has been accused of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in ethnic minority regions for decades.
  • In 2021, the military initiated offensive operations against its own people resisting their attempted coup.
  • Over 60,000 displaced Myanmar individuals have sought refuge in India.
  • Indian police have arrested over 236 Myanmar refugees in India.
  • ### Disclaimer: Data sourced from AAPP, RFA, Data for Myanmar & Media Monitor Collective, OHCHR, and UNHCR.