This week, we hear from a poor mining town in upper Sagaing Region. The town has been crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic, with gem prospectors and scavengers out of work and small businesses suffering. As they prepare to re-open the mines, locals face the prospect of trying to prevent and manage COVID-19 with limited health services on offer.
This story is by the editors from the Monywa Gazettee and Zar Ni and Aye Aye Aung from Frontier Myanmar.
Doh Athan is a weekly podcast which looks at human rights issues from around Myanmar. It is made by Frontier with media partners from around the country. Doh Athan is made through a partnership with Fondation Hirondelle and the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Myanmar and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation.