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Myanmar Military Unable to Fight Without Air and Artillery Support

Analysis of the military’s deployments nationwide reveal that the army is severely overstretched and only able to defend cities, major roads and hilltop bases. The post Myanmar Military Unable to Fight Without Air and Artillery Support appeared first on Th
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Myanmar Military Unable to Fight Without Air and Artillery Support

Analysis of the military’s deployments nationwide reveal that the army is severely overstretched and only able to defend cities, major roads and hilltop bases. The post Myanmar Military Unable to Fight Without Air and Artillery Support appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Junta Watch: Coup Leader Woos Tourists; TV Censorship Revived; and More

Also this week, the regime’s ties with India got even cozier, and Min Aung Hlaing’s threats failed to deter resistance attacks on junta targets. The post Junta Watch: Coup Leader Woos Tourists; TV Censorship Revived; and More appeared first on The Irrawad
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Junta Watch: Coup Leader Woos Tourists; TV Censorship Revived; and More

Also this week, the regime’s ties with India got even cozier, and Min Aung Hlaing’s threats failed to deter resistance attacks on junta targets. The post Junta Watch: Coup Leader Woos Tourists; TV Censorship Revived; and More appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Thai Court Rules Suspended PM Prayut Can Resume Office

The former army chief was suspended last month while the court examined a legal challenge mounted by opposition parties who argued he had reached his term limit in power. The post Thai Court Rules Suspended PM Prayut Can Resume Office appeared first on The Ir
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Thai Court Rules Suspended PM Prayut Can Resume Office

The former army chief was suspended last month while the court examined a legal challenge mounted by opposition parties who argued he had reached his term limit in power. The post Thai Court Rules Suspended PM Prayut Can Resume Office appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

EU Failing to Sanction Myanmar Junta Arms Suppliers: Activist Group

The European Union has sanctioned only one out of 31 firms identified as suppliers of arms and equipment to the junta since the coup, says Justice for Myanmar. The post EU Failing to Sanction Myanmar Junta Arms Suppliers: Activist Group appeared first on The
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EU Failing to Sanction Myanmar Junta Arms Suppliers: Activist Group

The European Union has sanctioned only one out of 31 firms identified as suppliers of arms and equipment to the junta since the coup, says Justice for Myanmar. The post EU Failing to Sanction Myanmar Junta Arms Suppliers: Activist Group appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Over 20 Myanmar Junta Personnel Reportedly Killed in Resistance Attacks

People’s Defense Forces and ethnic armed organizations ambushed regime forces across the country on Thursday. The post Over 20 Myanmar Junta Personnel Reportedly Killed in Resistance Attacks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Over 20 Myanmar Junta Personnel Reportedly Killed in Resistance Attacks

People’s Defense Forces and ethnic armed organizations ambushed regime forces across the country on Thursday. The post Over 20 Myanmar Junta Personnel Reportedly Killed in Resistance Attacks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Over 20,000 Magwe Villagers Flee Myanmar Junta Raids

Resistance forces in Seikphyu Township, which has oil wells and ammunition factories, have reported heavy deployments of regime troops. The post Over 20,000 Magwe Villagers Flee Myanmar Junta Raids appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Over 20,000 Magwe Villagers Flee Myanmar Junta Raids

Resistance forces in Seikphyu Township, which has oil wells and ammunition factories, have reported heavy deployments of regime troops. The post Over 20,000 Magwe Villagers Flee Myanmar Junta Raids appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Man Injured as Myanmar Junta-Run Airline’s Plane Comes Under Fire in Kayah

The Myanmar National Airlines plane was hit by bullets as it landed in Loikaw; no one has yet claimed responsibility but the state is a hotbed of anti-junta resistance. The post Man Injured as Myanmar Junta-Run Airline’s Plane Comes Under Fire in Kayah appe
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Man Injured as Myanmar Junta-Run Airline’s Plane Comes Under Fire in Kayah

The Myanmar National Airlines plane was hit by bullets as it landed in Loikaw; no one has yet claimed responsibility but the state is a hotbed of anti-junta resistance. The post Man Injured as Myanmar Junta-Run Airline’s Plane Comes Under Fire in Kayah appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Elon Musk Asked to Provide Satellite Internet for Myanmar Fight Against Junta

Online posts warn that the regime is trying to create a digital dictatorship and Starlink could unlock evidence of junta crimes. The post Elon Musk Asked to Provide Satellite Internet for Myanmar Fight Against Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Elon Musk Asked to Provide Satellite Internet for Myanmar Fight Against Junta

Online posts warn that the regime is trying to create a digital dictatorship and Starlink could unlock evidence of junta crimes. The post Elon Musk Asked to Provide Satellite Internet for Myanmar Fight Against Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Military Airstrike Kills Junta Soldiers Held Prisoner in Rakhine

Regime personnel captured by the Arakan Army were killed and wounded when junta jets bombed the cells where they were detained. The post Myanmar Military Airstrike Kills Junta Soldiers Held Prisoner in Rakhine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Military Airstrike Kills Junta Soldiers Held Prisoner in Rakhine

Regime personnel captured by the Arakan Army were killed and wounded when junta jets bombed the cells where they were detained. The post Myanmar Military Airstrike Kills Junta Soldiers Held Prisoner in Rakhine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Demands to Free Children Held by Myanmar Junta After School Attack

An estimated 20 civilians, including children, remain in regime custody with no news about the extent of their injuries. The post Demands to Free Children Held by Myanmar Junta After School Attack appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Demands to Free Children Held by Myanmar Junta After School Attack

An estimated 20 civilians, including children, remain in regime custody with no news about the extent of their injuries. The post Demands to Free Children Held by Myanmar Junta After School Attack appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Australian Adviser, Three Ministers Jailed for Three Years

A junta court ruled the ousted State Counselor, her adviser Sean Turnell and three others violated the Official Secrets Act. Turnell still faces an immigration charge. The post Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Australian Adviser, Three Ministers Jailed for T
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Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Australian Adviser, Three Ministers Jailed for Three Years

A junta court ruled the ousted State Counselor, her adviser Sean Turnell and three others violated the Official Secrets Act. Turnell still faces an immigration charge. The post Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Australian Adviser, Three Ministers Jailed for Three Years appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Dep. Battalion Commander Killed as Resistance Seizes Base in Karen State

The KNLA and a PDF group fought junta Infantry Battalion 283 for an hour before occupying the base in Kyainseikgyi, killing 13 troops and seizing weapons and ammunition. The post Myanmar Junta Dep. Battalion Commander Killed as Resistance Seizes Base in Kare
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Myanmar Junta Dep. Battalion Commander Killed as Resistance Seizes Base in Karen State

The KNLA and a PDF group fought junta Infantry Battalion 283 for an hour before occupying the base in Kyainseikgyi, killing 13 troops and seizing weapons and ammunition. The post Myanmar Junta Dep. Battalion Commander Killed as Resistance Seizes Base in Karen State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Rakhine Residents Trapped and Going Hungry as Myanmar Military Blockades Villages

Junta forces are blocking transport routes in northern Rakhine as clashes with ethnic armed organization the Arakan Army continue. The post Rakhine Residents Trapped and Going Hungry as Myanmar Military Blockades Villages appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Rakhine Residents Trapped and Going Hungry as Myanmar Military Blockades Villages

Junta forces are blocking transport routes in northern Rakhine as clashes with ethnic armed organization the Arakan Army continue. The post Rakhine Residents Trapped and Going Hungry as Myanmar Military Blockades Villages appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Fifteen Myanmar Regime Troops Including Colonel Reportedly Killed in Kayah State

Karenni resistance fighters attacked junta soldiers based in a village outside Demoso Town. The post Fifteen Myanmar Regime Troops Including Colonel Reportedly Killed in Kayah State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Fifteen Myanmar Regime Troops Including Colonel Reportedly Killed in Kayah State

Karenni resistance fighters attacked junta soldiers based in a village outside Demoso Town. The post Fifteen Myanmar Regime Troops Including Colonel Reportedly Killed in Kayah State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Ex-Myanmar Military Officers in Fear After Former General’s Assassination

The murder of former Brigadier General Ohn Thwin at his Yangon home at the weekend has reportedly sparked anxiety among other senior figures. The post Ex-Myanmar Military Officers in Fear After Former General’s Assassination appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Ex-Myanmar Military Officers in Fear After Former General’s Assassination

The murder of former Brigadier General Ohn Thwin at his Yangon home at the weekend has reportedly sparked anxiety among other senior figures. The post Ex-Myanmar Military Officers in Fear After Former General’s Assassination appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Regime not Interested in Genuine Peace Talks With EAOs

Analysts said the junta is using the so-called peace dialogue to buy time and try and persuade ethnic armed organizations not to supply weapons to resistance forces. The post Myanmar Regime not Interested in Genuine Peace Talks With EAOs appeared first on Th
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Myanmar Regime not Interested in Genuine Peace Talks With EAOs

Analysts said the junta is using the so-called peace dialogue to buy time and try and persuade ethnic armed organizations not to supply weapons to resistance forces. The post Myanmar Regime not Interested in Genuine Peace Talks With EAOs appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta’s Yangon Economics Minister was Friends with Assassin Conspirator 

Lieutenant Colonel Myo Myint Aung has been appointed to run Yangon’s economy, despite having a military background. The post Myanmar Junta’s Yangon Economics Minister was Friends with Assassin Conspirator  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta’s Yangon Economics Minister was Friends with Assassin Conspirator 

Lieutenant Colonel Myo Myint Aung has been appointed to run Yangon’s economy, despite having a military background. The post Myanmar Junta’s Yangon Economics Minister was Friends with Assassin Conspirator  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

India: The Myanmar Junta’s ‘Off-the-Radar’ Friend

While China and Russia get a lot of bad press for backing the brutal Min Aung Hlaing regime, New Delhi’s quiet embrace of the junta has been largely ignored. The post India: The Myanmar Junta’s ‘Off-the-Radar’ Friend appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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India: The Myanmar Junta’s ‘Off-the-Radar’ Friend

While China and Russia get a lot of bad press for backing the brutal Min Aung Hlaing regime, New Delhi’s quiet embrace of the junta has been largely ignored. The post India: The Myanmar Junta’s ‘Off-the-Radar’ Friend appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Jails Doctor-Turned-Model for Six Years Over Online ‘Porn’

Nang Mwe San and another model who faces the same charge attended anti-coup protests last year. The post Myanmar Junta Jails Doctor-Turned-Model for Six Years Over Online ‘Porn’ appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Jails Doctor-Turned-Model for Six Years Over Online ‘Porn’

Nang Mwe San and another model who faces the same charge attended anti-coup protests last year. The post Myanmar Junta Jails Doctor-Turned-Model for Six Years Over Online ‘Porn’ appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

The Two Hands of Washington’s Myanmar Policy

Tony Waters argues that Erin Murphy’s book, “Burmese Haze: US Policy and Myanmar’s Opening — and Closing”, fails to address the murky side of US involvement. The post The Two Hands of Washington’s Myanmar Policy appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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The Two Hands of Washington’s Myanmar Policy

Tony Waters argues that Erin Murphy’s book, “Burmese Haze: US Policy and Myanmar’s Opening — and Closing”, fails to address the murky side of US involvement. The post The Two Hands of Washington’s Myanmar Policy appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar School Attack Could Be War Crime: UN Probe

The UN said it was working to ‘assess criminal responsibility’ for the air and ground assault on a school in Sagaing Region that left a dozen children dead. The post Myanmar School Attack Could Be War Crime: UN Probe appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar School Attack Could Be War Crime: UN Probe

The UN said it was working to ‘assess criminal responsibility’ for the air and ground assault on a school in Sagaing Region that left a dozen children dead. The post Myanmar School Attack Could Be War Crime: UN Probe appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Boycott Launched of Food Manufacturer Owned by Pro-Myanmar Junta Politician

Phaung Sein Food owner Nang Shwe Kyar called for the 2021 coup and has since backed the regime, according to online activists. The post Boycott Launched of Food Manufacturer Owned by Pro-Myanmar Junta Politician appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Boycott Launched of Food Manufacturer Owned by Pro-Myanmar Junta Politician

Phaung Sein Food owner Nang Shwe Kyar called for the 2021 coup and has since backed the regime, according to online activists. The post Boycott Launched of Food Manufacturer Owned by Pro-Myanmar Junta Politician appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Report Reveals Thai Senator’s Deep Ties to Detained Myanmar Arms Dealer, Profiting Military

Activist group JFM has found that Senator Upakit Pachariyangkun signed off on the transfer of a casino business he founded with Tun Min Latt to the Myanmar military. The post Report Reveals Thai Senator’s Deep Ties to Detained Myanmar Arms Dealer, Profitin
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Report Reveals Thai Senator’s Deep Ties to Detained Myanmar Arms Dealer, Profiting Military

Activist group JFM has found that Senator Upakit Pachariyangkun signed off on the transfer of a casino business he founded with Tun Min Latt to the Myanmar military. The post Report Reveals Thai Senator’s Deep Ties to Detained Myanmar Arms Dealer, Profiting Military appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Rights Groups Urge Ethnic Armed Organizations to Shun Junta Peace Talks

CSOs based in Myanmar and abroad said the regime’s peace dialogue is a sham designed to mislead the international community. The post Myanmar Rights Groups Urge Ethnic Armed Organizations to Shun Junta Peace Talks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Rights Groups Urge Ethnic Armed Organizations to Shun Junta Peace Talks

CSOs based in Myanmar and abroad said the regime’s peace dialogue is a sham designed to mislead the international community. The post Myanmar Rights Groups Urge Ethnic Armed Organizations to Shun Junta Peace Talks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Retired Myanmar Brigadier General Shot Dead by Yangon Resistance Group

Ex-Brigadier General Ohn Thwin, a vocal junta supporter and former ambassador to several countries, is the most senior junta figure to be assassinated in nearly a year. The post Retired Myanmar Brigadier General Shot Dead by Yangon Resistance Group appeared f
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Retired Myanmar Brigadier General Shot Dead by Yangon Resistance Group

Ex-Brigadier General Ohn Thwin, a vocal junta supporter and former ambassador to several countries, is the most senior junta figure to be assassinated in nearly a year. The post Retired Myanmar Brigadier General Shot Dead by Yangon Resistance Group appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

China Says Myanmar’s Shelling Across Bangladesh Border ‘Unfortunate’

After repeatedly summoning the Myanmar ambassador, Dhaka has asked Beijing to convey its concerns to the junta, which is battling the Arakan Army near the border. The post China Says Myanmar’s Shelling Across Bangladesh Border ‘Unfortunate’ appeared fir
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China Says Myanmar’s Shelling Across Bangladesh Border ‘Unfortunate’

After repeatedly summoning the Myanmar ambassador, Dhaka has asked Beijing to convey its concerns to the junta, which is battling the Arakan Army near the border. The post China Says Myanmar’s Shelling Across Bangladesh Border ‘Unfortunate’ appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Regime Forces Kill Five Villagers in Sagaing

An unprovoked junta raid on a village in Sagaing Region’s Wetlet Township saw residents shot and detained and properties torched and looted. The post Myanmar Regime Forces Kill Five Villagers in Sagaing appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Regime Forces Kill Five Villagers in Sagaing

An unprovoked junta raid on a village in Sagaing Region’s Wetlet Township saw residents shot and detained and properties torched and looted. The post Myanmar Regime Forces Kill Five Villagers in Sagaing appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Karen Armed Group Allied to Myanmar Junta Denied Officers Retirement Amid Recruitment Crisis

Commanders in Karen State’s Border Guard Force are being denied retirement as the regime struggles to recruit troops and promote younger officers. The post Karen Armed Group Allied to Myanmar Junta Denied Officers Retirement Amid Recruitment Crisis appeare
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Karen Armed Group Allied to Myanmar Junta Denied Officers Retirement Amid Recruitment Crisis

Commanders in Karen State’s Border Guard Force are being denied retirement as the regime struggles to recruit troops and promote younger officers. The post Karen Armed Group Allied to Myanmar Junta Denied Officers Retirement Amid Recruitment Crisis appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar’s Revolution: Never Cold Blooded

The use of the term ‘Never Cold Blooded’ by Myanmar’s revolutionaries shows how the country is being transformed by the fight against military dictatorship. The post Myanmar’s Revolution: Never Cold Blooded appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar’s Revolution: Never Cold Blooded

The use of the term ‘Never Cold Blooded’ by Myanmar’s revolutionaries shows how the country is being transformed by the fight against military dictatorship. The post Myanmar’s Revolution: Never Cold Blooded appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Rival Shan Armed Groups Clash in Eastern Myanmar

The Shan State Army-North and Shan State Army-South are in a long-running battle for control of territory in northern and central Shan State. The post Rival Shan Armed Groups Clash in Eastern Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Rival Shan Armed Groups Clash in Eastern Myanmar

The Shan State Army-North and Shan State Army-South are in a long-running battle for control of territory in northern and central Shan State. The post Rival Shan Armed Groups Clash in Eastern Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Shelling Kills Two Children in Northern Rakhine

Fighting is increasing across Rakhine State as the Arakan Army increasingly establishes its own administration and seizes regime outposts. The post Myanmar Junta Shelling Kills Two Children in Northern Rakhine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Shelling Kills Two Children in Northern Rakhine

Fighting is increasing across Rakhine State as the Arakan Army increasingly establishes its own administration and seizes regime outposts. The post Myanmar Junta Shelling Kills Two Children in Northern Rakhine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Commander Detained Over Lost Weapons

Colonel Tin Moe Naing of Division 44 is being interrogated in Naypyitaw after a truckload of weapons and ammunition was sent into Karen National Union territory. The post Myanmar Junta Commander Detained Over Lost Weapons appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Commander Detained Over Lost Weapons

Colonel Tin Moe Naing of Division 44 is being interrogated in Naypyitaw after a truckload of weapons and ammunition was sent into Karen National Union territory. The post Myanmar Junta Commander Detained Over Lost Weapons appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Recruitment Crisis Bites as Myanmar Junta Scrambles to Fill Gaps in Ranks

Defections and casualties are leaving the battalions under strength as troops burn down villages where they used to recruit. The post Recruitment Crisis Bites as Myanmar Junta Scrambles to Fill Gaps in Ranks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Recruitment Crisis Bites as Myanmar Junta Scrambles to Fill Gaps in Ranks

Defections and casualties are leaving the battalions under strength as troops burn down villages where they used to recruit. The post Recruitment Crisis Bites as Myanmar Junta Scrambles to Fill Gaps in Ranks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Depayin School Massacre a War Crime, Myanmar’s Parallel Govt Says

The NUG’s Human Rights Ministry has issued a statement identifying the victims, including seven children, and one of the military units involved. The post Depayin School Massacre a War Crime, Myanmar’s Parallel Govt Says appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Depayin School Massacre a War Crime, Myanmar’s Parallel Govt Says

The NUG’s Human Rights Ministry has issued a statement identifying the victims, including seven children, and one of the military units involved. The post Depayin School Massacre a War Crime, Myanmar’s Parallel Govt Says appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Civil Society Is Right to Criticize the UN on Aid Distribution

By dealing with the junta and failing to engage the National Unity Government, UN agencies are allowing humanitarian assistance to be weaponized. The post Myanmar Civil Society Is Right to Criticize the UN on Aid Distribution appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Civil Society Is Right to Criticize the UN on Aid Distribution

By dealing with the junta and failing to engage the National Unity Government, UN agencies are allowing humanitarian assistance to be weaponized. The post Myanmar Civil Society Is Right to Criticize the UN on Aid Distribution appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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