Entries by ND Burma

Rescued From Execution, Fathers Weep For Their Sons in Myanmar

Their hands were bound tightly behind their backs for the night. They heard they were going to be executed the next morning. U Maung Khin Swe recalls a junta officer ordering his men to kill him and nine other civilians captured by retreating junta troops in Rakhine State’s Minbya Township for use as porters and […]

UN seeking more than $850m for Rohingya refugees 

The UN secured barely more than half the aid it requested last year for the million Rohingya people living in deteriorating conditions in Bangladeshi camps, of whom more than half are under 18 Geneva – The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday called for increased support for the many Rohingya refugees languishing in camps in Bangladesh, […]

Myanmar Junta Kills Three Mandalay Civilians

At least three civilians have reportedly been killed in Myingyan Township, Mandalay Region, by Myanmar’s junta in retaliation for a resistance ambush which killed six soldiers. On Monday morning, the Pakokku Urban Guerrilla Force from adjacent Magwe Region and other groups ambushed a junta vehicle at the entrance of Myingyan town, killing all six troops […]

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

Human Rights Violations took place in States and Regions from Mar 1 to 7, 2024 Military Junta Troop launched airstrikes and dropped bombs in Sagaing Region, Mandalay Region, Tanintharyi Region, Rakhine State, Shan State, and Kachin State from March 1st to 7th. Internet Data and communication were cut off in Kachin State and Sagaing Region. […]

Kawlin Firestorm Expands as Myanmar Junta Bombs Civilians in Sagaing

Myanmar junta forces have launched airstrikes on civilian targets around Kawlin in Sagaing Region after torching some 80 percent of the town, according to resistance forces. The airstrikes damaged 30 buildings including a village school and homes, amid clashes in the area between March 2 and 4, they said. Kawlin was seized by People’s Defense Forces (PDFs) […]

Junta bombardment strands 1,000 civilians in Shan state township

The military is on the offensive to retake Hsihseng from ethnic Pa-O rebels. More than 1,000 civilians are trapped amid heavy clashes between Myanmar’s military and ethnic Pa-O rebels in southern Shan state’s Hsiheng township, which the junta has been trying to retake since Monday, according to residents. The fighting to recapture Hsihseng comes amid […]

UN Human Rights Chief calls Burma a ‘never-ending nightmare’; Military to defer conscription for students

UN Human Rights Chief calls Burma a ‘never-ending nightmare’  The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk called Burma’s crisis a “never-ending nightmare” as 4,603 civilians, including 659 women and 490 children, have been killed since the 2021 military coup. But he admits the actual death toll may be higher. “Three years of military rule have […]

Human Rights Situation weekly update (February 22 to 29, 2024)

Human Rights Violations took place in States and Regions from Feb 22 to 29, 2024 Military Junta Troop launched airstrikes and dropped bombs in Sagaing Region, Shan State, and Rakhine State from February 22nd to 29th. Military Junta announced the Martial Law at Momeik and Mabein Township on February 28th. The military Junta arrested the […]