Civilians who fled fighting in Chin State say the UNHCR aid is not getting through.
Calls are mounting for the international community and neighboring countries to step in to secure humanitarian access to Myanmar to deal with its COVID-19 upsurge.
The regime is accused of using COVID-19 to kill political prisoners.
After receiving no help from military regime, the Shan State Progress Party has launched its own vaccination program in northern Shan State.
Despite post-coup chaos, the COVID-19 pandemic and rising anti-China sentiment, the military regime is pushing forward with Beijing-backed infrastructure projects.
At Yangon’s Insein Prison, troops were called in after inmates began shouting anti-regime slogans; protests were also reported at prisons in Sagaing and Mandalay regions.
Two million Chinese coronavirus vaccine doses are due to be delivered to the junta this week.
For Min Aung Hlaing, throwing political enemies like U Nyan Win into COVID-infested jails is just another method of exterminating them.
Fresh fighting in the mountain-top town of Mindat, as displaced people in the area struggle to access aid supplies.
Military regime criticized for lack of foresight as shortage of medical oxygen and overwhelmed hospitals drives surge in fatalities.
The country lost about 1.2 million jobs in Q2 following the February military coup, which has crippled an economy already hit by COVID, the labor agency said.
A key NLD figure and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s personal lawyer, U Nyan Win caught coronavirus while being held in Insein Prison.
Urging people to take refuge in Buddha is seen as a sign of the regime’s desperation—and highly ironic, given its forces’ record of beating monks and murdering civilians.
A total of five doctors volunteering for a Yangon charity were arrested; the regime appears to be targeting medics working independently of official anti-COVID efforts.
Civilians say they are struggling to survive in the forest.