BURMA: No Stranger to Unrest
Burma is no stranger to social unrest and military conflict, but recent years, months and days have proven that the country is near a breaking point. We recently reported the good news about military clashes moving further away from our children’s homes, which allowed us to bring the children back, although on high alert. The other side of this coin is that the SPDC (Burma Army) has focused more of its attention on campaigning in the southern portion of Shan State, which could engage several ethnic groups, and is sending more troops back into Karen areas as well.
Also, just a few days ago, there were 10 bombings in Burma’s capital, Yangon. We are not certain of the nature of the bombings (demonstration vs. targeted attack), but they do highlight the continued conflict that most of us will not hear about on the news.
We appreciate all of you who have been spreading the word and supporting us financially. Our effectiveness in this region is largely dependent upon advocates like you rallying around this cause, and we still need your help.