Also this week, the junta saw an opportunity in Sri Lanka’s suffering, and its defense chief visited some of the monasteries in Sagaing his troops haven’t yet torched.
With the UN envoy warning that Myanmar’s IDP crisis has ‘international ramifications’, Malaysia urged expanded powers for ASEAN’s envoy ahead of his upcoming visit.
The shadow govt and three ethnic groups said the junta must not be allowed to ‘weaponize’ humanitarian aid and urged ASEAN to work with the ICRC and neighboring nations.
Working with the NUG, the bloc should declare a state of emergency in Myanmar and call on the UN to mandate a humanitarian intervention, with personnel on the ground.
Ex-US envoy Scot Marciel argues that the military has left no room for real negotiation; he also says Bangkok and Washington should cooperate to help refugees.
Almost half Myanmar’s population faces poverty in 2022 and over 14 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
Can the Chin National Army successfully capitalize on Indian frustration at the cozy ties between the Tatmadaw and anti-New Delhi insurgents?
Nearly half the population is in poverty due to the effects of the military takeover, conflict and COVID, the UN’s aid chief in Myanmar said, calling for more funding.