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...

More Than 22,000 Homes and Buildings Torched After the Coup

  • June 4, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Artillery attacks and fire destroyed at least 22,299 buildings, including homes and religious structures, between February 1, 2021, and May 26, 2022 Sagaing Region saw the heaviest damage with about 15,530 houses burned or destroyed, accounting for about 697 percent of the total Magway had the second highest with 4,822 buildings burned or destroyed, or 216 percent of the total The remaining 1,947 buildings, accounting for 87 percent of the total, were burned or destroyed across Mandalay, Read more...

More Than 580 Homes and Buildings Sealed Off After Military Coup

  • May 29, 2022
  • ISP Admin
The State Administration Council (SAC) has seized at least 586 buildings between February 1, 2021, and May 20, 2022, in connection with anti-coup protests, according to data compiled by ISP-Myanmar Sagaing Region saw the highest number of seizures, with 159 homes and other buildings sealed off, followed by Yangon Region with 122 seizures, Mandalay Region with 88, Magway Region with 48, and Ayeyarwady Region with 47 ISP-Myanmar arrived at these figures by compiling data from media reports and Read more...

More Than 4,600 Clashes Have Erupted Nationwide Since the Coup

  • May 25, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Since the military coup, at least 4,679 clashes have taken place nationwide between February 1, 2021 and May 15, 2022 These include armed conflicts between ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) and State Administration Council forces, People’s Defense Forces (PDF/LDF/CDF/CNDF/KNDF) and SAC forces, clashes within the EAOs as well as fighting between SAC forces and local guerrilla forces as well as other unknown groups A closer examination shows that fighting between SAC forces and EAOs accounted Read more...

Over US$400 Million in Foreign Investment in Four Months

  • May 21, 2022
  • ISP Admin
More than US$407 million in foreign investment entered Myanmar during the first four months of 2022 January saw the largest share with investments topping US$260 million Only about US$24 million entered the country in February Investment in March jumped to over US$116 million before plummeting to only about US$6 million in April ASEAN accounted for the largest investment during this period with about 54 percent of total foreign investment China accounted for about 13 percent of the total with Read more...

Over 5,600 Civilians Killed Within a Year of the Coup

  • May 14, 2022
  • ISP Admin
At least 5,646 civilians were killed in the aftermath of the military coup between February 1, 2021 and May 10, 2022 Among the 5,646, at least 1,831 people died as a result of shootings in connection with anti-coup protests and subsequent arrests Another 3,107 were killed because they were suspected of being military informants, according to a statement issued during a State Administration Council (SAC) press conference as well as comments made by the chairman of the Union Solidarity and Read more...

Repression of Journalists in Myanmar Breaks 30-Year Record

  • May 4, 2022
  • ISP Admin
May 3 marked World Press Freedom Day Since the 2021 military coup in Myanmar, the State Administration Council (SAC) has gone to great lengths to crack down on independent news organizations by raiding editorial offices, arresting or shooting journalists as they attempt to report on protests across the country, conducting violent raids on journalists’ homes, and making arbitrary Read more...

Number of IDPs Increase By Over 58,000 In April

  • April 29, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Since the military coup on February 1, 2021, through to April 25, 2022, battles and skirmishes across the country have resulted in a total of 810,889 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) There were already over 497,200 IDPs prior to the coup; the total number of people displaced from their homes in Myanmar has now grown to more than 1,308,089 Additionally, there are over 1,002,000 refugees living in camps at Myanmar’s borders with Bangladesh, India and Read more...