January 2024 Situation Update

People killed: 4,275

Including: Children killed: 505

As of 2 January 2024. These numbers are verified by AAPP, although actual numbers are likely higher.

Total people arbitrarily arrested: 25,690

Total people currently in detention: 19,891

Total women arrested: 5,150

Total children arrested: 706

Total people released: 5,799

As of 2 January 2024. These numbers are verified by AAPP, actual numbers are likely higher.

Political prisoners executed: 4

Political prisoners killed in detainment*: At least 1,547

As of 31 December 2023 AAPP

Total political prisoners sentenced to death: 162

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

As of 2 January 2024 AAPP


Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): Over 2.6 million

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

As of 25 December 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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