Vital conservation activities have been suspended since the 2021 coup, while growing conflict and lawlessness have fuelled a reported rise in illegal fishing techniques that threaten the endangered species.
A frontline medic writes of two individuals she met in Kayah State, whose stories exemplify the diverse ways Myanmar’s youth are contributing to, and sacrificing for, the revolution.
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Dozens of families lie on mats surrounded by their belongings at a Buddhist monastery in Rakhine State, the latest to be uprooted by a civil war that has displaced hundreds of thousands.
Many Acehnese have long been sympathetic to the plight of Rohingya refugees, but some say their patience has been tested, claiming they consume scarce resources and occasionally clash with locals.
Rampant inflation, low wages and a decrease in the production of staple foods are depriving millions of people of a nutritious diet, creating irreversible health problems and deepening cycles of poverty.
About 250 desperate Rohingya refugees reached western Indonesia on a decrepit, overcrowded wooden boat Thursday, bringing the total number reported by local officials to have arrived this week to nearly 600.
A town in northern Myanmar notorious for gambling, prostitution and cyber scams, is emptying out as war approaches, prompting thousands of residents to flee.
Cooperation among armed groups has allowed the resistance to carve out strongholds in Myanmar’s deep south, but a discrepancy in firepower helps the junta hold on.
Activists in Sagaing Region are trying to rekindle a mass movement against military rule in parallel with the armed struggle, but conflict and displacement make this a formidable challenge.
Almost 50,000 people have been displaced by fighting in northern Myanmar after an alliance of ethnic armed groups launched an offensive against the military two weeks ago, the United Nations said today.
Beijing on Tuesday confirmed there had been Chinese casualties after ethnic armed groups fighting Myanmar's junta seized outposts in the country's north along the border with China.