MYANMAR STUDIES PROGRAMME
About the Webinar
The 1 February 2021 military coup in Myanmar added another layer of complexity to the challenges arising from the country’s nascent democratic transition. The military’s disproportionate use of violence had earlier catalysed the Rohingya refugee crisis in 2017. Following the coup, military violence has caused widespread human suffering across the country. The resistance that the coup has provoked has in turn led to still further violence. Humanitarian needs are multiplying country-wide, further exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. These developments have prompted responses from members of the international community, including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Three expert speakers at this webinar will examine realities of delivering humanitarian assistance to Myanmar in the current situation. They will analyse the implications of the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, evaluate responses from regional and international actors, and discuss what constitutes effective humanitarian assistance for communities across Myanmar.
About the Speakers
May Sabe Phyu is Director of the Gender Equality Network, Myanmar.
Adelina Kamal is the immediate past Executive Director of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre).
Lilianne Fan is International Director and Co-Founder of the Geutanyoe Foundation.