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Four days of fighting in Myanmar’s Kawlin city displaces 50,000

The military responded to attacks by anti-junta forces with air and artillery strikes. After four days of intense battles with the military in northern Myanmar’s Sagaing region, armed resistance groups have occupied the city of Kawlin, but residents and aid workers say the fighting has displaced 50,000 people, stoking fears of a humanitarian crisis. On […]


Human rights abuses under Myanmar’s military ruleA report by Security Force Monitor For the first time, extensive research has mapped the Myanmar Army’s entire Chain of Command. The research details the hierarchy and control exercised by senior commanders over hundreds of units throughout a twelve year period. We now know the entire chain of command […]

Human Rights Situation weekly update (October 22 to 31, 2023)

Human Rights Violations took place in States and Regions from Oct 22 to 31, 2023 Military Junta Troop launched airstrikes and dropped bombs in Kachin State, Shan State, and Bago Region from October 22nd to 31st. Military Junta arrested over 50 civilians and used them as human shields within a week. They burnt and killed […]

Thousands feared displaced in new Myanmar clashes: UN

Among those who have fled their homes in northern Shan State, several hundred people have reportedly crossed the border into China seeking safety Thousands of people are feared to have been displaced by four days of fighting in northern Myanmar, including several hundred who reportedly fled to China, the United Nations (UN) said on Monday. […]

Number of displaced worldwide has reached a record 114 million: UNHCR

Many of those made homeless were victims of ongoing conflicts in Myanmar, Ukraine, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN refugee agency said The number of people displaced from their homes worldwide is estimated to have exceeded 114 million, the United Nations said on Wednesday—a record figure. The main drivers in the first […]

Chin refugees request criminal investigation of Myanmar junta officials by Philippine authorities

If the government proceeds with the investigation, the Philippines will be the first country in Asia to invoke universal jurisdiction to hold foreign nationals accountable for crimes against humanity Displaced members of Myanmar’s Chin community have turned to courts in the Philippines to bring war crimes charges against Myanmar junta officials, according to a statement […]

Newborns and women among 50 detained in southern Myanmar

Junta troops arrested civilians after soldiers died in a nearby clash. Myanmar troops arrested around 50 villagers in an act of retaliation, locals told Radio Free Asia on Wednesday. After a local People’s Defence Force attacked a junta outpost, soldiers captured women, children and entire families from a nearby village. While the army has already […]

Myanmar victims file war crimes complaint in Philippines court

Lawyers and advocates are relying on the principle of ‘universal jurisdiction’ to have the case heard. UPDATED on Oct. 25, 2023 at 1:40 p.m. ET Five Myanmar nationals on Wednesday asked the Philippines’ Department of Justice to open a war crimes investigation into 10 members of the Burmese junta for a range of alleged atrocities, […]

Freedom of Movement (Cartoon Animation)

(က) နိုင်ငံတကာဥပဒေအရဆိုလျှင် လွတ်လပ်စွာ လှုပ်ရှားသွားလာခွင့်ကို ပိတ်ပင်ဟန့်တား ခြင်း၏ အင်္ဂါရပ်များကား အဘယ်နည်း။          လွတ်လပ်စွာ လှုပ်ရှားသွားလာခွင့်အပေါ် ပိတ်ပင်ဟန့်တားခြင်းကို လူ့အခွင့်အရေး ချိုးဖောက်မှု တရပ်အဖြစ် မှတ်တမ်းပြုနိုင်ရန်အတွက် အောက်ပါ အင်္ဂါရပ် (၃) ရပ် ထင်ရှားကြောင်း ဖေါ်ပြရပါမည်