Six months have passed since the military coup occurred on 1 February in Myanmar. The situation in the country has become a humanitarian crisis. With the rapid spread of COVID-19 pandemic there is a serious health emergency amidst continuous violence against the anti-coup protesters unleashed by the military junta. More than 800 people have been killed, many more wounded by the security forces. Thousands of people have been displaced and some have fled to neighbouring countries. SAHR, representing South Asians, stands together with the people of Myanmar who have risked their lives in demanding peace and political independence. We support their demands to restore the democratic order and for Myanmar’s elected leaders to be released immediately.
As a part of SAHR’s initiatives to strengthen the call of the people of Myanmar, we will be uploading published newspaper articles and statements related to the coup and the situation in Myanmar on this web page.