Burma/Myanmar

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#10
1

Communities at risk

Kachin, Karenni, Karen, Mons, Rakhine, Rohingyas, Shan, Chin (Zomis), Wa

Summary

In Burma/Myanmar, violations of human rights in Rakhine state have been ‘horrifying in the extreme’ according to UN OHCHR, but the government has refused to provide full and unmonitored access. The violations have been mainly targeted at the Rohingya, and include allegations of gang rape and child killings by security forces. The Rohingya, and Muslims throughout Myanmar, remain at serious risk, while the… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2017 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts5
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicide1
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0178
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance9.9
Rise of factionalized elites8.6
Voice and Accountability-1.297
Political Stability-1.17
Rule of Law-1.221
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL18.324

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

In Burma/Myanmar, violations of human rights in Rakhine state have been ‘horrifying in the extreme’ according to UN OHCHR, but the government has refused to provide full and unmonitored access. The violations have been mainly targeted at the Rohingya, and include allegations of gang rape and child killings by security forces. The Rohingya, and Muslims throughout Myanmar, remain at serious risk, while the government, led by the National League for Democracy (NLD), refuses to acknowledge the severity of the threat. Meanwhile renewed fighting in the context of autonomy conflicts in Shan and Kachin states has displaced tens of thousands of ethnic minorities.