Monday, 11th December 2023

Myanmar: Armed conflict puts brakes on COVID-19 response

Despite international calls for a ceasefire and a coordinated national response, ethnic armed groups and the Myanmar military are still engaging in conflict — putting the immediate survival of many civilians at risk.


1 Feb 2021
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party have been detained in an early morning raid, the spokesman for the governing National League for Democracy (NLD) said on Monday.
14 Feb 2021
Win Htein is a senior figure in the country's ousted ruling party. Meanwhile, the UN has urged the Myanmar military to "fully respect the rule of law."
5 Feb 2021
US President Joe Biden calls on Myanmar's military to "relinquish power" in the Southeast Asian nation and release the government officials and activists detained in this week's coup.
11 Feb 2021
AFP gained exclusive access to the National League for Democracy political party headquarters in Yangon that witnesses said was raided by security forces as a night curfew came into force last night. U Soe Win, the NLD HQ temporary representative shows the damage.
17 Feb 2021
The Burmese junta holds its first press conference since the coup on February 1 and says both ex-leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the president are "in good health". Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun also seeks to assure that the army "will proceed in accordance with the law."
18 Feb 2021
China Ministry of Foreign Affairs comments on the coup in Myanmar saying "the current situation is something that China does not wish to see". China had initially not criticised the coup, which Chinese state media described as a "cabinet reshuffle".
25 Feb 2021
Facebook has banned all accounts linked to Myanmar's army. The social media giant has cited the violence since the February 1 coup as the reason behind the ban.
15 Jan 2022
Myanmar military apparently used civilians as 'target practice' – HRW's Phil Robertson
22 Mar 2022
Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim population is set to be formally determined as a genocide by Washington. This is expected to boost international pressure on the country's military-led government.