A sharp increase in household plastic waste amid COVID-19 has exacerbated the threat posed by Yangon’s near-capacity landfills and poor waste management systems.
A matrix of social issues is swelling the ranks of Myanmar’s abandoned children.
Myanmar has not executed a convict for decades, though they continue to be put on death row. While some call for capital punishment to be scrapped, others are demanding it for child rapists.
The Kayan New Land Party has not traded fire with the Tatmadaw for 26 years, but the armed group says it’s still striving to uplift the Kayan people and secure their autonomy.