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Six dead as Cyclone Mocha makes landfall in western Myanmar coast

U.N. had warned of ‘a nightmare scenario’ in Bay of Bengal region home to crowded refugee camps. Powerful Cyclone Mocha made landfall in western Myanmar Sunday, killing six people and bringing down trees, residents said, as humanitarian agencies warned of a severe impact on “hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people.” The cyclone had earlier on […]

Myanmar junta forces commit more atrocities, burn 19 civilians to death

The death toll could rise because the area is ‘now like a battlefield,’ ethnic armed group says. Myanmar troops burned alive 19 civilians, including eight minors, on Wednesday, relatives of the dead, witnesses and a spokesman for the shadow government said, in the latest atrocity committed by junta soldiers in the country’s civil war. The […]

Human Rights Situation weekly update (May 1 to 7, 2023)

Military Junta troops launched an airstrike and dropped bombs in Sagaing Region, Bago Region, Chin State and Shan State from May 1st to 7th. They used 500lb bombs that caused burning of civilians’ houses, killed 10 civilians including children and over 17 injured. Military troops beheaded 8 civilians including 5 PDF fighters from Chaung-U Township, […]

Military and allies detain 12 men, torch village in southern Kanbalu Township

Soldiers and pro-junta militia members reportedly took the hostages, one of whom is underage, from the burned village and subjected them to beatings A junta force raided and torched Htauk Shar Aing village in southern Kanbalu Township, Sagaing Region on Sunday morning, taking 12 of the residents hostage, according to local sources. A column consisting […]

Use of Child Soldier

ကလေးစစ်သားဆိုသည်ကို အဓိပ္ပါယ်ဖွင့်ဆိုခြင်း (Child Soldier) (က) နိုင်ငံတကာ ဥပဒေအရ ကလေးစစ်သားတဦးအဖြစ် သတ်မှတ်သည့် အင်္ဂါရပ်များကား အဘယ် နည်း။ ကလေးစစ်သား အဖြစ်သတ်မှတ်၍ လူ့အခွင့်အရေးချိုးဖောက်မှုတခုအဖြစ် မှတ်တမ်းတင်နိုင်ရန် အ တွက် အောက်ဖေါ်ပြပါ အင်္ဂါရပ် (၃) ခု ထင်ရှားကြောင်း ဖော်ပြရပါမည်။ – တပ်သားသစ်စုဆောင်းခြင်း၊ သို့မဟုတ် စစ်တပ်အတွင်း ပါဝင်ဆောင်ရွက်ခြင်း – အသက် ၁၈ နှစ်အောက် အရွယ်ကလေးများဖြစ်နေခြင်း – လက်နက်ကိုင်တပ်ဖွဲ့များအတွင်း၊ လက်နက်ကိုင် အုပ်စုတခုအတွင်း သို့မဟုတ် စစ်ပွဲများအတွင်းသို့ ပါဝင်စေခြင်းတို့ ဖြစ်သည်။

Civilian deaths mount in Myanmar amid surge in junta airstrikes

At least 452 civilian deaths in Myanmar’s Shan and Kayah states since coup. Civilian deaths are growing in Myanmar’s civil war amid a jump in airstrikes by the military junta, whose ground forces have faced stiff resistance from rebels and ordinary citizens who have taken up arms. The military has killed at least 452 civilians […]

Myanmar junta targets health, education facilities to undermine shadow government

The military is unapologetic about using air power against National Unity Government clinics, schools and offices. In the past six months, in addition to their increased targeting of civilians as part of its “four-cuts” strategy–denying the opposition access to food, finances, intelligence and recruits–the Myanmar military has made a concerted effort to target the shadow National Unity Government’s […]

Myanmar junta airstrikes kill three in Bago’s Htantabin Township

Three others were injured in the attack, which was the first of its kind in the township Three civilians were killed and another three were injured when junta fighter jets dropped bombs on Karen National Union (KNU) territory in Bago Region’s Htantabin Township on Tuesday, according to sources. The attack took place at around 6pm […]