The plight of Myanmar’s people 11 months after military coup

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Abstract

About six months after the coup in Myanmar, the Taliban captured Afghanistan, prompting the global media and international communities to express concerns and calls for the evacuation of thousands of Afghans. By Oct 20, 2021, the United States alone had evacuated nearly 70,000 Afghans. However, the world's response to the plight of the people of Myanmar, who have been made suffer following the military coup 11 months ago, has been quite different. This article suggests that the UN should immediately recognise the National University Government (NUG) as Myanmar's sole legitimate government in order to restore democracy, avert starvation, mass emigration, the COVID-19 epidemic, and other catastrophic disasters. Moreover, the UN should step urgently in humanitarian intervention with different INGOs and local NGO organisations to vaccinate all people in Myanmar to avoid possible casualties from the Covid-19 pandemic since the health system has crumbled following the coup.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Jakarta post
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2021

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