Thousands flee homes in flood-hit Myanmar

Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters said Monday.Seasonal monsoon rains batter the country every year, but the recent deluge has submerged entire communities, with drone footage showing only the tops of houses visible.There are currently more than 80,000 people sheltering at evacuation sites across the country, according to the UN Office for the

13 August 2019

Myanmar army's 'business empire' fuels atrocities

Tougher sanctions are needed against Myanmar's wealthy and powerful military as its web of economic interests has generated a fortune that helps fund atrocities, United Nations (UN) investigators said Monday.They urged the international community to sever links with the armed forces' dizzying economic holdings – that they said dwarf those of any other civilian company in Myanmar.Cutting ties will "impair (the army's) ability to carry out military operations without oversig

6 August 2019