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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On Saturday, the 10 major rebel groups that are signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement met virtually to discuss the situation, condemning the junta’s use.
With youth flocking to join the Kachin Independence Army since the Tatmadaw took power, Frontier spoke to the young Kachin who believe armed revolution is the only way forward.
On Saturday, the Karen National Union condemned the use of "excessive force by engaging in non-stop bombing and air strikes" from March 27 - 30, which have "caused the deaths of many people including children".
Since the weekend, the Myanmar military has launched near-daily airstrikes in Karen state, targeting strongholds of the Karen National Union (KNU) – the first such attacks in the area in 20 years.
NGOs have urged companies to review their presence as the military dramatically ramps up its use of lethal force against protesters.
Hundreds of thousands of workers have fled joblessness and state violence in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar Township, but without jobs waiting in their home villages a mass exodus to foreign labour markets may be on the horizon.
Any progress made in land rights and environmental conservation over the past decade is in peril under the rule of a military with a long history of natural resource plunder.
Giesecke and Devrient said it was halting deliveries with immediate effect, and had already been restricting supply to Myanmar's state-owned print works for several weeks.