Since the February 1 coup pushed Myanmar’s economy off the edge, residents living in informal housing on the urban fringe – already battered by the COVID-19 pandemic – are being pushed to the brink of starvation.
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Trapped in a life of fear and violence, Myanmar migrant women on the Thai border find refuge at a support group organised by a fledgling non-profit organisation.
Independent candidates in the recent Yangon municipal election blame their losses on the decision to allow political party logos during the campaign and on ballot papers, as the head of the election commission concedes to Frontier that the contest between candidates was not fair.
A highly centralised regime for governing “wasteland” is being expanded, with devastating effects on communities trying to reclaim their land after decades of war.