The Rohingya conflict is an ongoing conflict in the northern part of Myanmar’s Rakhine State (formerly known as Arakan), characterised by sectarian violence between the Rohingya Muslim and Rakhine Buddhist communities, a military crackdown on Rohingya civilians by Myanmar’s security forces, and militant attacks by …
What human rights are being violated in Myanmar?
Many of Myanmar’s 55 million people live in poverty and suffer from ongoing human rights violations. Those who express dissenting views face harassment, arbitrary arrest, torture, imprisonment and sometimes even extrajudicial executions. Political prisoners probably number in the hundreds, maybe more.
What are people from Myanmar called?
Citizens of Burma, regardless their ethnicity, are known as “Burmese”, while the dominant ethnicity is called “Burman”.
How can I help Myanmar?
Here are five ways you can help support those on the ground in Myanmar right now.
- Donate directly to a local organization on the ground in Myanmar.
- Donate to a humanitarian aid organization providing assistance in Myanmar.
- Contact your representatives.
- Support local journalism.
- Educate yourself and others on social media.
What is the main religion in Myanmar?
This report shows that Buddhism is the faith professed by the great majority of people in Myanmar, followed by Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Animism, and all other faiths, which are equally entitled to freely profess and practice their religion without discrimination.
Is Myanmar language difficult?
Burmese is a Difficult Language!
In that list Burmese is in the Group of Category 4 languages and it is estimated it takes at least 1100 hours to reach general proficiency in speaking and reading. This compares to 600 hours for Spanish.