Data Matters

More Than 38,000 Houses and Buildings Torched Nationwide Since Coup

  • November 12, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Data Matters No 36 As of October 31, 2022, at least 38,568 houses and buildings (including religious buildings) have been torched and destroyed during armed conflicts since the coup The number of torched buildings increased this year and it accounts for over 94 percent of the total Sagaing Region has the highest total so far Read more...

Energy Sector Receives Most Investment

  • November 4, 2022
  • ISP Admin
A sector-by-sector analysis of foreign direct investment from the coup up to 30 September 2022, shows that the energy sector received the largest share with more than US$38 billion However neither the mining sector nor the oil and gas sector received any foreign investment On a monthly basis, May 2021 recorded the highest amount of investment with more than US$12 billion No foreign investment was recorded in either February or April Read more...

IDPs Spread Across 96 Townships

  • November 2, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Data up to October 19, 2022 shows the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees in Myanmar caused by armed conflict following the military coup has reached 1,650,611 There were also more than 497,200 IDPs who were already on the run due to armed conflict occurring before the coup The combined number of cross-border refugees before and after the coup is at least Read more...

More Than 7,700 Clashes Broke Out Nationwide

  • October 27, 2022
  • ISP Admin
A total of 7,703 clashes broke out in the country between February 1, 2021, and October 12, 2022 following the coup There were more than 7,000 battles during the period, of which at least 4,520 were between SAC forces and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs), and at least 2,168 were between SAC forces and local armed resistance groups (PDF, LDF, CNDF, KNDF, etc) At least 906 clashes were launched by ethnic armed organizations and local armed resistance groups against SAC Read more...

Over 7,000 Civilian Deaths Since the Military Coup

  • October 18, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Conflicts that followed the military coup in Myanmar led to the deaths of at least 7,158 civilians through September 20 At least 2,299 of these civilians were shot while protesting or died after being arrested by the State Administration Council (SAC) Another 1,317 civilians were killed during armed conflicts Some 3,542 others were killed after being accused of being military informants, according to a list released by the SAC No verification of the authenticity of the list has yet been made by Read more...

Border Trade Volume with Thailand Increases More Than USD 160 Million

  • October 12, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Cross-border trade volume with neighboring countries in the first quarter of the 2022-23 financial year amended by the SAC following the coup, was approximately USD 2 billion This resulted in a decrease of approximately USD 290 million in exports and more than USD 340 million in imports compared with the previous financial year (2021-22) During these three months, Myanmar traded over USD 13 billion with Thailand, an increase of more than USD 161 million from the same period in the 2021-22 Read more...

More Than 36,000 Homes and Buildings Torched After the Coup

  • October 5, 2022
  • ISP Admin
At least 36,209 homes and buildings (including religious buildings) were torched or destroyed by artillery fire between February 1, 2021, and September 15, 2022 At least 8,313 homes and buildings were destroyed in May 2022 alone, representing the highest monthly total so far since the military Read more...

Over US$ 400 Million Foreign Direct Investment to Myanmar in Four Months

  • September 29, 2022
  • ISP Admin
The year 2022 recorded the lowest level of foreign direct investment (FDI) in four years, measured over the first seven months of the fiscal year Compared to 2021, the year of the coup, FDI has fallen by more than half More than US$ 16 billion in foreign investment was recorded between January and July 2022, the second largest inflow under the State Administration Council's control In June, only US$ 659 million entered, but in July, it increased to nearly US$ 12 billion Compared to June, Read more...

Almost 3 Million Internally Displaced and Exiled Refugees in Myanmar

  • September 2, 2022
  • ISP Admin
In Myanmar, the number of internally displacedpeople (IDPs) due to conflict and cross-border refugees from 1989 to August 20, 2022 has reached 2,930,201 Of these, 1,413,811 represent the increased number of refugees and IDPs since the 2021 coup, accounting for 48 percent of the total There were also more than 497,200 internally displaced persons who were already on the run due to armed conflicts which had occurred before the coup The combined number of cross-border refugees before and after the Read more...

Over 6,600 Clashes Erupt Nationwide 

  • August 25, 2022
  • ISP Admin
At least 6,678 clashes have erupted across the country since the military coup Of these, 4,052 clashes were between SAC forces and EAOs; at least 1,711 clashes were between SAC forces and the local People’s Defense Forces (PDF/LDF/CDF/CNDF/KNDF etc); at least 827 clashes broke out between SAC forces and combined groups of EAOs and PDFs, and at least 48 clashes erupted within EAOs themselves There was at least one clash between local PDFs and EAOs in May and there were around 39 clashes Read more...