Entries by ND Burma

The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma Calls for An End to Junta Violence in New Briefing Paper: “Destruction & Displacement: Civilian Safety and Security at Risk Post-Coup in Myanmar”

The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma Calls for An End to Junta Violence in New Briefing Paper: “Destruction & Displacement: Civilian Safety and Security at Risk Post-Coup in Myanmar” 21 June 2021 Widespread internal displacement is on the rise in conflict-torn Myanmar. Following the failed military coup on 1 February, civilians in rural […]

On World Refugee Day, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland Condemns the Forced Internal Displacement of Civilians in Burma with Release of Briefing Paper on Humanitarian Crisis

20 June 2021 Internal displacement in Burma has forced hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee for their lives from state-sponsored abuses by the military. On World Refugee Day, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM), calls for an immediate end to human rights violations persecuted against the people of Burma. Our latest briefing paper, ‘Displacement […]

Press release by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT)

A new briefing paper released today by KWAT provides an update of human rights violations by the regime’s security forces in urban and rural areas of Kachin State and Muse District of northern Shan State during April and May, 2021. Security forces have continued to use live ammunition against unarmed protesters, killing two men, in […]

Refugees in Kayah State suffering from food shortages

A member of a local refugee relief team told Mizzima that tens of thousands of refugees in Kayah State are currently facing food shortages. Relief teams are sending food as far as they can reach but refugees West of Demawso, Daw Nga Kha Kone Thar 4 mile, Loi Nam Fa and Shan-Kayah border are out […]

Statement by the United Nations in Myanmar on the humanitarian situation in the south-east

(Yangon): The United Nations in Myanmar is concerned about the rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Kayah State and other areas in southeastern Myanmar. Recent violence in Kayah State, including indiscriminate attacks by security forces against civilian areas, has led to the internal displacement of an estimated 100,000 men, women and children. Many of […]

Junta raids spark new, lethal clashes in Yinmabin Township

An 18-year-old PDF member and a 20-year-old woman are killed in the fighting, and five regime soldiers are detained by the local resistance Two locals were killed during renewed fighting between the local People’s Defence Force (PDF) and the regime military in Sagaing Region’s Yinmabin Township. Following one of the clashes, the PDF detained five […]

Roughly 800 soldiers have fled the military since the coup, says defector

Most defectors now want to join the People’s Defence Force and fight against the regime, a former captain says About 800 soldiers have left the military to join the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) since the February 1 coup, a former captain who is helping people to defect has told Myanmar Now. Lin Htet Aung, 29, […]

ND-Burma Situation Update ( 31 May – 6 June 2021)

In the now four months which have passed since the Myanmar Coup, civilians are continuing to appeal to the international community for support and much needed action. The junta must understand that their authoritarian rule will not be tolerated, and civilians must be protected. Failure to hold the military accountable runs the risk of allowing […]