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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...

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...

Over 2.5 Million People now Displaced from within Myanmar

  • June 17, 2022
  • ISP Admin
In Myanmar, the combined number of internally displaced people and refugees having crossed a border due to conflict from 1989 to May 31, 2022 has exceeded 25 million (2,589,112) Of these, 1,009,190 (combined before and after the coup)are refugees who have fled the country and 497,200 are people internally displaced due to the various armed conflicts before the coup The rest 1,082,722 represents the number of new IDPs increased since the coup on February 1, 2021 until May 31, 2022 due to clashes Read more...

Trade With China Declines by Over US$1.3 Billion

  • June 11, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Myanmar’s foreign trade topped US$16 billion during the first mini-budget period set by the State Administration Council (SAC) Exports accounted for nearly US$83 billion, while imports added nearly US$8 billion Overall trade value declined in this period over the previous financial year by more than US$160 million Trade with China during this period brought in more than US$42 billion, a drop of more than US$13 billion for the same period last Read more...

209 People Sentenced to Death or Life in Prison

  • June 8, 2022
  • ISP Admin
In the aftermath of the military coup between February 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022, a total of 209 people have been sentenced to death or life in prison, as well as a combination of death sentence and life imprisonment in connection with anti-military activities Of this total, 117 were sentenced to death after their arrest or sentenced to death after warrants issued for them, six were sentenced to life imprisonment and death after their arrest, 86 were sentenced to life in prison after their Read more...