UN warning that ‘people in Myanmar are taking up arms against the military coup’

Burgener said at a press conference via video conference that following the coup in February, the public began to defend against the violent army.

Stating that the people of Myanmar started to take up arms against the army that took over the administration, Burgener warned that a civil war might break out in the country.


“In the next 3 to 6 months, 3.4 million people may face food insecurity due to the economic calm caused by the political crisis,” Burgener said.

Stating that 61 thousand people have been displaced in the country since the coup, Burgener said that 12 thousand people fled to neighboring countries.


The Myanmar army seized the administration on February 1, following the allegations of fraud in the 8 November 2020 elections and the rise of political tension in the country.

The army detained many officials and ruling party leaders, including the de facto leader of the country and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Chii, and declared an incredible state for a year.

As a result of the armed intervention of the Myanmar army against the protest and rebel groups, 818 people have lost their lives so far.

While the shows with broad participation continue in the country, the trial of high-level government officials in custody at the military court continues.

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