As regions like Sagaing plunge deeper into the chaos of Myanmar’s post-coup conflict, cases of sexual violence by both sides are on the rise and victims have few avenues to seek redress.
Widespread conflict has had a devastating impact on paddy farmers in war zones, but the slump in production is driving up prices for farmers in more stable areas, despite new onerous export restrictions.
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A Myanmar junta delegation visited Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh on Thursday as part of a mooted pilot repatriation scheme.
The United Nations on Wednesday called for Myanmar to open up and ensure life-saving aid can get to parts of the country hit by deadly Cyclone Mocha.
Residents of Myanmar's cyclone-ravaged Rakhine State capital queued for rice and drinking water on Wednesday as the United Nations negotiated with the internationally isolated junta for access to hard-hit areas.
Resistance forces have stepped up attacks on the military’s power supply, sometimes affecting ordinary civilians’ lives, though the data shows the regime is responsible for the vast majority of blackouts.
As worsening power cuts push businesses to use solar energy, import and foreign currency restrictions and corruption in the customs department slow down growth in the off-grid sector, while the regime awards on-grid solar projects to their families and cronies.
The death toll from Cyclone Mocha which barrelled through the Bay of Bengal rose on Monday as contact was slowly restored to western Myanmar, with 29 people reported dead.
Cyclone Mocha crashed through Myanmar and southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, sparing sprawling refugee camps but bringing a storm surge to swathes of western Myanmar, where communications were largely cut off.
Families in western Myanmar left their homes to seek shelter and higher ground on Friday ahead of a cyclone forecast to bring high winds and a storm surge to the eastern Bay of Bengal.
On the eve of Thailand’s election, Myanmar migrant workers and political dissidents in the country hope for a new, more responsive government, but analysts warn don’t hold your breath.