Entries by ND Burma

NUG Calls for Global Action to Halt Myanmar Junta’s Escalating War Crimes

Myanmar’s civilian National Unity Government (NUG) declared on Wednesday that effective international actions are urgently needed to prevent the military regime from relentlessly attacking hospitals and civilians. The NUG said Myanmar’s military has conducted over 1,200 attacks on health facilities, killing 104 medics, injuring 136 others, and destroying a total of 308 hospitals and clinics […]

Myanmar junta kills 12 after firing into crowded market

Eighteen others are critically injured, rescue workers said. Junta shelling of a crowded market in western Myanmar killed 12 people and critically injured 18 more on Thursday morning, rescue workers told Radio Free Asia. A junta battalion on a nearby road fired indiscriminately into a marketplace in Rakhine state’s capital of Sittwe during the busiest […]

Myanmar Junta Captives Confess to Rakhine Executions

Myanmar junta soldiers and police in Mrauk-U Township have confessed to involvement in the execution of seven Rakhine civilians, including a former journalist and rapper, in an Arakan Army (AA) video. The detainees said the seven civilians were held at Mrauk-U police station before they were taken to Light Infantry Battalion 378 headquarters in late […]

Human Rights Situation weekly update (February 15 to 21, 2024)

Human Rights Violations took place in States and Regions from Feb 15 to 21, 2024 Military Junta Troop launched airstrikes and dropped bombs in Sagaing Region, Bago Region, Rakhine State, Kachin State, Shan State, Kayah State, Kayin State, and Mon State from February 15th to 21st. Over 100 civilians died by the arrest and killing […]

Cover Jobs Offer Some Protection for Myanmar’s Lone Reporters

WASHINGTON —  One works as a teacher. Others pretend to be students and shopkeepers. In Myanmar, their day jobs help mask their real profession as journalists. With the space for independent journalism all but eliminated since the February 2021 military coup, some journalists still working inside Myanmar are using cover jobs as a form of […]

Food Shortage in Sagaing Rice Basket as Myanmar Junta Raids Force 50,000 to Flee 

Some 50,000 people have been displaced in Sagaing Region’s Shwebo District since Myanmar junta troops resumed deadly attacks on their villages last month, according to residents and volunteers helping displaced people. The total number of residents displaced since the 2021 coup now exceeds 70,000 in Shwebo, where rice fields are lying fallow amid a growing […]

Infants, Pregnant Woman Slain as Myanmar Junta Continues War Against Its People

Warning: Graphic content At least 39 people – including children, women and senior citizens – were killed in Myanmar over the past eight days by junta forces, according to local media and resistance groups. Most of those slain were civilians, and they were killed by indiscriminate bombing or extrajudicial killings, an analysis by The Irrawaddy […]

UN condemns airstrikes on Karenni primary schools

The U.N. International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released a statement condemning airstrikes on two primary schools in Demoso Township of Karenni State that killed four children, ages 12-14, and three adults on Monday, Feb. 5.  “UNICEF strongly condemns any strikes against schools and places of learning, which must always be safe spaces for children,” the statement said.  It added […]

Human Rights Situation weekly update (February 1 to 7, 2024)

Human Rights Violations took place in States and Regions from Feb 1 to 7, 2024 Military Junta Troop launched airstrikes and dropped bombs in Sagaing Region, Bago Region, Tanintharyi Region, and Kayin State from February 1st to 7th. 4 children died and 10 children were injured by the bomb dropping airstrike of Military Junta in […]

Junta troops seize over 300 villagers in central Myanmar

During the raid, troops shot dead a woman fleeing the village, villagers said. One woman died and over 300 villagers were detained after a junta raid in central Myanmar, residents and an armed resistance member told Radio Free Asia on Wednesday. Troops shot 21-year-old Khin Soe Wai while she fled her village in Mandalay township, […]