Pauk Township, in central Myanmar’s Magway Region, has been one of the most heavily targeted parts of the country by junta forces. Residents there describe the daily restrictions and living under constant fear.
In Kayin State, military troops and an aligned Border Guard Force have been accused of using local villagers as human shields, and extorting them for millions of kyat as people flee their homes amid the conflict.
Yangon residents say that everyday crimes such as robberies and snatchings have drastically increased since the coup, with victims unwilling to report incidents to police due to a lack of trust in military-linked institutions.
The exploration of coal in Shan State is having a detrimental impact on the lives and livelihoods of local people, with issues including long-term injuries from left-over waste, smell pollution, and respiratory diseases.
People displaced by war in Kachin State had just returned home and settled back into village life when fighting between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Organisation broke out in the wake of the coup. Many fear they'll never be able to return home again.
Teenagers have been on the frontlines of pro-democracy protests in Myanmar, and young children are showing signs of trauma from the protracted conflict. This week, Doh Athan looks at the effect of the ongoing violence on children.
The Kayin State Border Guard Force has come under intense pressure from the Tatmadaw over its extensive, controversial business interests and there’s concern the ultimatum could trigger fresh hostilities in one of the country’s most war-torn areas.