August 2023 Situation Update

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Myanmar Situation Update 3 August 2023

People killed: 3,868


Children killed: 432

As of 2 August 2023. These numbers are verified by AAPP, although actual numbers are likely higher.

Total people arbitrarily arrested: 24,137

Total people currently in detention: 19,687

Total women arrested: 4805

Total children arrested: 641

Total people released: 4,450

As of 2 August 2023. These numbers are verified by AAPP, actual numbers are likely higher.

Political prisoners executed: 4

Political prisoners killed in detainment*: At least 1,284

As of 30 June 2023 AAPP

Political prisoners tortured to death in prison/interrogation: At least 99

As of 11 July 2022 AAPP

Total political prisoners sentenced to death: 158

Including: 115 on death row, 43 sentenced to death in absentia

As of 31 July 2023 AAPP


Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): Over 1.9 Million

(Over 1.6 million displaced since coup, 328,000 in protracted displacement from violence prior to the coup) As of 24 July 2023 UNHCR

Local Community Based Organisations estimate these numbers to be much higher.

Refugees: Over 1.2 Million UNHCR

Over 1.1 Million (An estimated 96,503 since 1 February 2021, 1,055,000 prior to coup) are in neighbouring countries, India, Bangladesh, Thailand.
As of 30 June 2023 UNHCR

Civilian properties (homes, churches, monasteries, and schools) destroyed since February 2021:

Over 70,000

Up to May 2023 Data For Myanmar

In need of humanitarian assistance: 17.6 million (1 in 3 people) OCHA

*Deaths in junta detainment refer to individuals who died in custody of the junta after being arrested, captured, or otherwise forcibly taken.

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The Myanmar Campaign Network (MCN) is an Australian national coalition formed following the 2021 coup in Myanmar, comprising human rights organisations, international aid NGOs, Myanmar diaspora organisations, trade unions and faith-based organisations.

This project is under the auspices of Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA.


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