Military Junta Burns Down Over 100 Villages in Myanmar

The photo shows members of the Kachin Independence Army, a militia group that operated in Myanmar well before the 2021 coup. (Photo courtesy of Paul Vrieze (VOA), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

The military junta in Myanmar has burned down over 100 villages since the start of the year. Satellite photos have confirmed the use of arson against over 6,000 civilian buildings.

Armed forces have also demolished about 100 churches and other religious structures. One report says 39 Buddhist monastics have been killed, and 40 imprisoned since the coup began in February of 2021.

Greg Kelley with World Mission says, “They’re going into these villages and destroying them, burning huts to the ground, raping the women, and killing people. We identified about 200 families that our team is working with right now. These people need the basics. They need food, shelter, clothing, blankets, and medicine.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for an end to the bloodshed in Myanmar.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to comfort the refugees and give them hope.