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Burma’s government is making it harder to protect the most vulnerable against COVID-19

For decades, the Burmese military has prioritised military spending over health spending, leaving Burma in a very weak position to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. Treating those that get ill, and the economic consequences of any lockdown, will be a major challenge for Burma’s government. But at the same time, Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is making it even harder for some of the most vulnerable people in the country to receive aid and life-saving information.

Sanction Burmese military companies

In July 2020, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced that in response to human rights violations they described as torture, massacre, systematic rape and forced (slave) labour, Min Aung Hlaing, head of the Burmese military, would be banned from taking holidays in the UK. At the same time, British companies are still doing business with the Burmese military, helping to fund genocide, but the British government refuses to stop it. They refuse to impose targeted sanctions on military companies.

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