The woes of war in western Myanmar have been exacerbated by Cyclone Mocha, with already-struggling residents saying they have still received no assistance, and even accusing the military of launching fresh attacks during the storm.
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The United Nations special envoy for Myanmar will step down in June, a spokesman for the UN chief said on Wednesday, after an 18-month tenure in which she was criticised by the junta and its opponents.
Deepening poverty and increased demand for scrap materials are driving ever more people, including children, to scavenge for rubbish in Myanmar’s cities, but worsening power cuts are creating recycling bottlenecks.
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.
Buddhist education centres for children and young adults are multiplying across Myanmar, but while they claim to be politically neutral, critics say they teach toxic nationalism and military propaganda.
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.
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.