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U.S. Contribution for the UN’s Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar’s Witness Protection Efforts

September 20, 2022 The Department of State yesterday announced an additional contribution of $1 million through its Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs to the UN Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM). During an event cohosted on the margins of the UN General Assembly by the Department of State and the Atlantic Council ...
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Security Alert: Increase in IED Attacks, September 3, 2022

U.S. Embassy in Myanmar Security Alert – September 2, 2022 Event:  In the last 48 hours, the U.S. Embassy in Myanmar has noted eight Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks in Yangon.  Five of the IEDs detonated at unspecified locations across five townships, and two IED attacks targeted government facilities in downtown Kyauktada: near the Yangon ...
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Marking Five Years Since the Genocide in Burma

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 24, 2022 Five years ago, Burma’s military launched a brutal campaign against Rohingya – razing villages, raping, torturing, and perpetrating large-scale violence that killed thousands of Rohingya men, women, and children.  More than 740,000 Rohingya were forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in Bangladesh.  In March of this year, I ...
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