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...

China’s Major Investment Projects and Conflict Map

  • August 11, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Since the military coup in February 2021, the conflict map of Myanmar has become broader and larger as a result of armed conflicts between SAC forces and ethnic armed organizations, as well as between SAC forces and newly formed local defense forces A number of China's major projects have either come under attack or have been threatened as a result of conflicts in project areas Most clashes took place in the area surrounding the Letpadaung Copper Mine Later in June, Wanbao announced that it Read more...

Myanmar Crisis: Implications of Death Sentences Inseparable from Transitional Justice

  • July 29, 2022
  • ISP Admin
The junta’s practice of executing those under politically motivated death sentences is the latest indication that ASEAN’s push for a ‘return to normalcy’ in Myanmar is over Although the new trajectory of the country is still vague, it is certain that the ‘old normal’ – of problem definition and resolution within Myanmar politics – can no longer work to solve the current Read more...

Over 28,000 Homes and Buildings Torched or Destroyed Since Coup

  • July 27, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Artillery attacks and fire destroyed at least 28,419 buildings, including homes and religious structures, between February 1, 2021 and July 15, 2022 Sagaing Region saw the heaviest damage with about 20,485 houses torched or destroyed, accounting for about 72 percent of the total The second highest affected area was Magway Region, where 5,705 buildings were torched or destroyed, accounting for 20 percent of the total The remaining 2,229 buildings, accounting for 784 percent of the total, were Read more...

Conflict Map of Southeastern Myanmar

  • July 17, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Of all armed ethnic groups, the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA) has clashed with junta forces most often since the coup  With the increasing number of clashes in the southeast of Myanmar, the clashes have become intensified, and the conflict has become more widespread in eastern Bago Region, Karen and Mon States and Tanintharyi Region This conflict map by ISP-Myanmar shows locations where battles broke out, locations of airstrikes by junta forces, where houses Read more...