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International donors have cut aid to 9,000 displaced villagers from Shan and Karen States.
They fled their farms and villages following attacks by the Burmese Army, and now most live in jungle and mountain camps in Burma, forced to rely on international aid. Some have lived there for ten years or more.
Denial of Rohingya identity is part of the genocide against them.
French energy giant EDF is involved in a dam project in Burma which local people say will threaten lives, prolong conflict and threaten the peace process in the country.
Aung Marm Oo is a journalist currently in hiding from Burma’s notorious Special Branch police, fearing arrest and up to five years in jail.
Seven student activists were arrested in April 2019 for criticising the military in their satirical performance during the Burmese New Year celebration. They were sentenced to 2 to 4 years imprisonment with hard labour in Insein Prison.
Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were released from prison on 7 May. They were sentenced to 7 years in prison in September 2018 for their investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya men buried in a mass grave.