Entries by ND Burma

Myanmar human rights crisis needs solidarity-based approach

The people of Myanmar are facing a humanitarian catastrophe, with large-scale suffering caused by violence and displacement, an economic and food security crisis, and a public health emergency within which a deadly new wave of Covid-19 is wreaking havoc. Myanmar is in dire need of humanitarian aid. But this aid needs to be politically sensitive. […]

CSO STATEMENT: WHILE PEOPLE OF MYANMAR DEMAND SANCTIONS ON JUNTA RUN GAS ENTERPRISE, CHEVRON AND TOTAL BANKROLL ABUSES

2 August 2021 Today, six months and a day since the Myanmar military launched its coup d’etat, 462 civil society organizations (CSOs) made formal submissions to the E.U., U.K., U.S. and Australia demanding sanctions on the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE). Sanctions should allow gas production to continue, but require revenues to be paid […]

Kani villagers find more bodies of civilians murdered by junta forces

A total of 40 corpses, most showing evidence of torture, have been discovered in the area over the past month A dozen bodies were discovered near a village in Sagaing Region’s Kani Township on Friday, offering further evidence of atrocity killings by regime forces operating in the area. The 12 bodies, including one of a […]

HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT How the Myanmar Junta is Violating Humanitarian Principles in their COVID-19 Response

In addition to a vengeful campaign of human rights violations committed by state-backed forces, the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening to increase the death toll in Myanmar. Health care workers working to control the spread of the pandemic and treat patients are being locked up by the junta. Myanmar needs health care workers now more than […]

Burma Condemns Myanmar’s Handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in new briefing paper: “How the Myanmar Junta is Violating Humanitarian Principles in their COVID-19 Response”

The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma Condemns Myanmar’s Handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in new briefing paper: “How the Myanmar Junta is Violating Humanitarian Principles in their COVID-19 Response” 28 July 2021 Since seizing power in a coup on 1 February 2021, the people of Myanmar have been forced to defend themselves amid […]

Pregnant woman among three reported injured by naval attacks in Sagaing

Soldiers rode boats along the Chindwin river and fired guns and artillery at villages along its banks, residents said  Junta soldiers injured three people, including a pregnant woman, and destroyed several houses during attacks on villages in Sagaing Region last week, locals told Myanmar Now. Troops travelled down the Chindwin river on boats during a […]

Weekly Update on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Post-Coup (July 19-25)2021

The Myanmar junta is continuing to deprive and deny civilians access to COVID-19 prevention, including medicine, vaccines, oxygen and more. In addition, internal conflict is still rampant in ethnic ares. Urgently needed medical supplies are being blocked and civilians are paying the price. The junta is not equipped to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. International […]

Urgent Diplomatic Release on Insein Prison Strike

23 July 2021 At around 8 am this morning, anti-dictatorship chants were heard from inside Insein Prison, Yangon Region. The protest began in the women’s detention block annexe to Insein Prison. This block detains female prisoners arrested for pro-democracy protests and the CDM movement. The protest has now spread across the prison and some staff […]