Burma/Myanmar

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#9
1

Communities at risk

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

Summary

With Aung San Suu Kyi now installed as de facto leader, democratic forces are in the ascendant in Myanmar. But the political struggle over national power has yet to deliver benefits to the third of the population that constitutes the country’s minorities or ethnic nationalities. Armed conflict continues in Kachin and Shan states and neither… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2016 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts5
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicide1
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0165
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance9.7
Rise of factionalized elites8.3
Voice and Accountability-1.393
Political Stability-1.063
Rule of Law-1.166
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL18.16

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

With Aung San Suu Kyi now installed as de facto leader, democratic forces are in the ascendant in Myanmar. But the political struggle over national power has yet to deliver benefits to the third of the population that constitutes the country’s minorities or ethnic nationalities. Armed conflict continues in Kachin and Shan states and neither the National League for Democracy nor Myanmar’s generals appear prepared to take action against the violent Islamophobia preached by Buddhist politicians and activists. On the contrary, new laws restricting freedom of religion were passed by the parliament, and international pressure to address the plight of the Muslim Rohingya was largely snubbed.