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Joint Statement on Myanmar

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release August 23, 2023 Joint Statement on Myanmar   (The following is a joint statement delivered by Ambassador James Kariuki of the United Kingdom on behalf of Albania, Brazil, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Ghana, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Switzerland, the United Arab ... Read More»

Sanctioning Two State-Owned Banks and the Ministry of Defense for the Burma Military Regime’s Atrocities

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 21, 2023 Today, the United States is designating Burma’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) and two of Burma’s largest regime-controlled banks, Myanma Foreign Trade Bank (MFTB) and Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank (MICB).  MFTB and MICB have been instrumental in facilitating the regime’s use of foreign currency to procure arms from abroad for ... Read More»

The United States Providing Nearly $17 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Tropical Cyclone Mocha in Burma

For Immediate Release Office of Press Relations Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Press Release The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing nearly $17 million in additional humanitarian assistance to respond to humanitarian needs following the devastating impact of Cyclone Mocha in Burma, where more than five million people have been ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on Cyclone Mocha Response Efforts

  As the widespread devastation caused by Cyclone Mocha becomes known, we join the people of Myanmar in mourning those lost and are taking immediate action to support humanitarian response efforts. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States is providing an initial $200,000 to supplement ongoing relief activities. This additional funding ... Read More»

Natural Disaster Alert: Cyclone Mocha – May 14, 2023

U.S. Embassy in Myanmar  Natural Disaster Alert – May 14, 2023    UPDATE: Cyclone Mocha has strengthened, and meteorologists expect it to make landfall this afternoon on the Rakhine coast, May 14, 2023, at 161 mph.  This is the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane.  Weather centers forecast Cyclone Mocha will be at full cyclone ... Read More»