December 2023 Situation Update

People killed: 4,232  

Including: Children killed: 489 

As of 4 December 2023. These numbers are verified by AAPP, although actual numbers are likely higher. 

Total people arbitrarily arrested: 25,495 

Total people currently in detention: 19,707

Total women arrested: 5,105

Total children arrested: 706

Total people released: 5,788 

As of 4 December 2023. These numbers are verified by AAPP, actual numbers are likely higher. 

Political prisoners executed:

Political prisoners killed in detainment*: At least 1,537

As of 30 November 2023 AAPP 

Total political prisoners sentenced to death: 163 

Including: 120 on death row, 119 sentenced to death in absentia 

As of 4 December 2023 AAPP 


Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): Over 2.1 million  

(306,200 in protracted displacement from violence prior to the coup)

As of 27 November 2023  UNHCR

Local Community-Based Organizations estimate these numbers to be much higher.

Total Estimated Number of Stateless Persons: 630,000

(Out of 630,000 Stateless persons in Rakhine State, 153,600 are displaced)

Refugees: Over 1.2 Million UNHCR 

Over 116,683 refugees have fled to neighboring countries since 1 February 2021.  

As of 27 November 2023 UNHCR 

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

At least 86,134  

As of 29 September 2023 ISPDATA MATTERS

In need of humanitarian assistance: 18 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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