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Statement of INGOs in Myanmar on the situation in Rakhine

April 1, 2019


As international NGOs supporting communities throughout Rakhine State, we express our deep concern with the continued fighting between the Myanmar Security and the Arakan Army Forces. This conflict is causing civilian casualties, displacing communities, and worsening the already precarious humanitarian situation in central and northern Rakhine State. Echoing our previous statement from January 2019, we urge all parties to the conflict to ensure the protection of civilians in compliance with international humanitarian law and human rights law

Compounding the impact of conflict and displacement on communities, since January 10, 2019, the Government of Myanmar has imposed restrictions on the access of humanitarian and development agencies in five key townships (Kyauktaw, Ponnagyun, Buthidaung, Maungdaw and Rathedaung in Rakhine State). Newly imposed restrictions are also affecting access to rural areas in Mrauk U township.

At least 95,000 people living in these conflict affected areas, are no longer able to access a number of basic and essential services. Health care services, education and access to clean water have all been jeopardized. Livelihood programmes, agricultural support and other development efforts have also been suspended, impacting the food security and wellbeing of these communities. While some relief activities targeting newly displaced populations have been...

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Inhuman Burmese Army Kills and Arrests in Outthakan Village

March 29, 2019

Badge of 55Th Light Infantry Division based in Aungban, South Shan State

Brutal Burmese Army 55Th  Light Infantry Division committed war crime in the Outthakan Villege, Mrauk U Township at the morning of 3/29/2018.
They surrounded the village and opened fire the deliberate killing of unarmed civilians without fighting between the Burmese Army and the Army. At least 2 killed. 6 wounded, and 6 arrested as porters. said villagers. The Burmese Army unlawfully killed U Pho Khin, 60, and Ma Sape, 25, who was a small grocer. Also two animals,a cow and a pig, were shot dead.

The arbitrary arresting innocent people are:
1) U Ba Tun
2) U Sein Tun, 40
3) U Hla Thein Maung, 45
4) U Ko Naing, 40
5) U Maung Fru Chay, 50
6) Unknown person from Kratsaun Village
During the arresting, U Sein Tun and U Hla Thein Maung were beaten by bloodthirsty Burmese troops.
In human Burmese Army is intentionally attacked with the fake battles against the civilians in Arakan. They committed war crime constantly with the killing and other violences: torture , ill-treatment, and arbitrary arrests.
Similarly, brutal Burmese Army committed attacks against civilians in the Setaung Village, Buddor Village, Thameehla...

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One Killed and Four Injuried by Brutal Burmese Army

March 28, 2019

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Wonded Women 

Innocent civilians who live in Outthakan village are killed by shooting and shelling of brutal Burmese Army at local time 6:30 am today in Arakan on 03/29/19. According to local report, at leastone young girl killed and 4 (one female and 3 males) injured. One woman is seriously wounded in her head and leg and admitted to cure as a inner patient at the Mrauk U Hospital. Three men who are minor injuried have been treating at the Tinnyo Hospital, Mrauk U Township.

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Brutal Burmese Army Artilleries Shell the Mountainous Areas of Laymro River

March 24, 2019

Brutal Burmese Army based in Mrauk U shelled the mountainous areas of Laymro River. Their artilleries fired 46 rounds from 7am to 6:30 pm, said local people. Burmese Army has sat two positions of artilleries at the top of  two mountains, Northeast of Mrauk U. According to local report source said that there were fighting between the inhuman Burmese Army and the Arakan Army at the Watchaung areas of upper Laymro River. During fighting, Burmese troops were killed and blocked by the Arakan Army. How many Burmese soldiers were killed, not yet confirmed in detail information.These artillaries shelled to battle area.

The battles have engaged between the insurgent Burmese Army and Arakan Army in Arakan and extented into Mrauk U Township. Currently, locals have said 500 Burmese troops are acting near the Mrauk U area. Civilians of Mrauk U are still concerned about brutal Burmese Army intentionally attacked against innocent people last on 15,18 March.

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5 Innocent Civilians from Sun Sha Site Village Are Arrested By Brutal Burmese Army

March 23, 2019

Recently, 5 innocent  civilians from Sun Sha Site Village, Mrauk U, were arrested by the 540 and 377 Light Infantry Battalion of brutal Burmese Army, which are now targeting to attack directly against civilians in Arakan. Arresting persons are cowherds and gardener. 4 cowhands were captured at the 377 LIB Bongdat military area and one gardener was arrested at the Natdone Mrauk U City wall when they were looking for their cows and going to the garden. One young man who is a gardener ,Thak national,  indigenous people of Arakan, released after buying alcohol for Burmese troops of 540 LIB at the Natdone of Panzeeyaung creek. 4 cowhands are still detained at the Mrauk U Police Station, however it is not yet confirmed, according to local report. 

They are:

1) Japu, 20 years old, son of U Maung Ni Chay

2) Kyaw Mum Tun, 25 years old, son of U Kyaw Than Maung

 3) Maung San Naing, 30 years old, son of U San Thein

4) U Shwe Maung, 41 years old, son of U U Sein Hla

Their families are deeply concerned about in this arbitrary arrest and detention of Burmese Army, which is widely committed war crime against...

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5 Innocent Civilians Are Killed By Heartless Burmese Army

March 21, 2019

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According to Social Media Facebook post, 4 innocent family were and one Senior Woman mercilessly killed during hiding in the sefty hole by the shooting of  Burmese Army at the night of Se Taung Village, Buthitaung Township.

The death list of family is:

1) U Maung Aye Tun

2) Daw Than Nyint

3) Daw Ma Sein Kyaunt

4) Six years old daughter of Daw Than Nyint

5) U Ba Nyint's Mother, 70 years old

Local people source said, 22nd Division of inhuman Burmese Army brutally shot the Se Taung Village with the heavy weapons around at 10 pm yesterday  to until 7:30 am today.This is absolutely committed war crime and started crim against humanity in Arakan. Obviously,  Burmese Army has targeted direct threat against the civilians when they have faced drubbing against the Arakan Army since 2018.


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A Rampant Burmese Army Opens Fire Two Villages of Mrauk U Township, Some Civilians Injury

March 20, 2019

A bloodthirstiest Burmese Army 378 Light Infantry Battalion opens fire into two villages, Moungsway and Tharataw, 3 Miles far away from the South of Mrauk U at 5 pm today, said Maung from Mrauk U.

He explains a brutal Burmese Army intentionally shoots into the villegs with the weapons and mortars at 5pm and they rush to enter in the villages and arrest the civilians as porters at 6 pm. The villagers are on the run from the Burmese soldiers' arresting. He does not know in detail about how many people are arrested. However, some villagers are badly knocked and got the injured by Burmese Army and one headmaster of Primary School in Tharataw Village is wounded on his head.

At the night, District Police Headquarters of Mrauk U foully shells jungle and mountain areas of Thapuntaing and Panzeemyaung, where may be fallacious thought as Arakan Army movement.

In Mrauk U, an uncivilized  Burmese Army insolently shot around the city with the heavy shelling and weapons in the nights of 15 and 18 March, 2019 without fighting between the Burmese Aramy and the Arakan Army. On 18 March shooting, at least 7 civilians were injured and some houses in Rawhoungtaw...

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UN Myanmar Is Deeply Concerned About New Report in Arakan

March 19, 2019

Note to correspondents

The Acting Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Knut Ostby is deeply concerned about new reports of fighting between the Arakan Army and Myanmar security forces which continue to cause civilian casualties and displacement of communities in Rakhine State.

Mr. Ostby urges all sides of the conflict to ensure the protection of civilians, resolve differences through peaceful means, uphold their responsibilities under International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, including the preservation of sites of cultural heritage.

Mr. Ostby calls for effective humanitarian access to populations in need of aid, particularly the children, women, elderly and other affected people. The United Nations is in contact with the Myanmar authorities and stands ready to continue with the humanitarian support to the affected civilian populations.

Yangon, 19 March 2019


Media contact: Stanislav Saling, Spokesperson, Office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar, or +95-942 651 9871

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An Atrocious Burmese Army Rampages in Mrauk

March 18, 2019



Daw Thein Thein,51, Was Seriously Injured by Burmese Army Shooting

Mrauk U civilians are randomly attacked by brutal Burmese Army at 7:30 pm-10:30 pm. on 18 March, 2019. Burmese troops are still shooting anywhere in Mrauk U, including downtown. At least seven civilians, including a woman and two children have been injured and some houses in Rawhongtaw Villege were burnt down by inhuman Burmese light Infantry Battalions: 540, 377, 378. They have systematically treated and targeted to the civilians and committed war crime and crime against humanity in Arakan.

The day before yesterday, Burmese Army fired into the villages of Mrauk U with the making a fraudulent war against the Arakan Army. Daw Khain Khain Thein, 47, wounded by the hitting of motor shell and a rocket smashed into the side of Mrehthay Pagoda, near the Htukkant Thein Temple. Mrauk U (1430 AD and 1785 AD) is an ancient capital of Arakn and there are many interested historical sites: temples, pagodas, and palace and other. The city is very important place of Arakan culturally, literally, and architecturally and it has arranged to recognize a list of world heritage of UNESCO. Burmese Army should be respected the “Hague Conversation...

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AA Notices Warning to Burma Army Air Strikes

January 5, 2019

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Two Helicopters of Burma Army

According to Arakan Army (AA) report, two helicopters of Burma Army continued to attack on the area of northern Buthi Taung Township another day. AA stated 20 times attacking with the bombs started at 1:30 pm on the war zones of yesterday and other places.

Air strikes fought at the area of Ka Hthi Hla village. This fighting started on Tuesday December 18, 2018 at the village areas of Tha Lu Chaung, Pinnya Wa, and Kha Ru Chaung, AA reported. If Burmese Air Force will strike again tomorrow, Arakan Army has noticed warning to an appropriate action it.

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