Ongoing violence in Myanmar

Posted on 11 January 2022

On 24 December, two members of Save the Children staff were among at least 35 people, including women and children, who were killed in an attack by the Myanmar military in Kayah State, in the east of the country. The men were on their way back to their office after working on a humanitarian response in a nearby community when they were caught up in the attack.

More than 1,400 civilians and protesters have been killed by Myanmar security forces since the coup, according to the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners activist group.

Last week, Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen, whose country currently holds the rotating chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), landed in the capital Naypyidaw with three million facemasks and other medical equipment. He discussed peace efforts and the junta's future plans with military leader Min Aung Hlaing, as well as the role of the ASEAN special envoy. There is concern that the visit legitimised the military regime and may do more harm than good.