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March 2021
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Myanmar: Concerns for Christians following military coup

Thousands of Karen Christian villagers have been forced to flee military bombardment in Myanmar ahead of the coup which took place in February. Increased military action over January escalated into a full coup on February 1, when the Myanmar leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was ousted from power. The Free Burma Rangers (FBR), a…

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May 2020
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Myanmar: People killed and dozens injured as Christian village is attacked

A total of 21 villagers were killed and about two dozen injured when military jets opened fire on four majority Christian villages in Chin State, Myanmar (Burma) in March. According to eyewitness accounts reported by Barnabas Fund, 12 people were killed in the first attack on two villages in Paletwa Township by Myanmar Army…

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March 2020
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Myanmar: Army softens stance on Shan State

Christians in Myanmar (Burma) have found their prayers answered after the anti-Christian United Wa State Army has allowed at least 50 churches to reopen. The United Wa State Army (UWSA) is in control of the Wa Special Region in Myanmar, bordering China’s Yunnan province, and is a China-backed, communist-influenced separatist group. In 2018, local…

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July 2018
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Persecution: Myanmar – Kachin Christians escape

Two thousand Kachin Christians, who were trapped in the jungle in northern Myanmar following attacks by the Myanmar (Burmese) army in April, have now reached safety, travelling on foot and by elephant. Barnabas Fund reports that although they are now free and safe, many are still in desperate need and thousands have taken shelter…

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November 2017
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International – Myanmar appeal

UK aid agencies have launched a joint fundraising appeal to help the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing their homes in Myanmar. According to the 13 Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) members, the people are in critical need of shelter, medical care, water and food. Over the summer, more than half a million people, mostly…

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