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October 11, 2021

Burma embarked on a long and challenging process of democratic and economic reforms following its peaceful transition to a civilian-led government in 2016. On February 2, 2021 the U.S. Department of State assessed that the Burmese military’s actions on February 1, having deposed the duly elected head of government, constituted a military coup d’état. USAID works with Myanmar’s civil society, local organizations, and other partners to reinforce democratic values and support the people of Burma who are working to build an inclusive, prosperous future for all people in Burma.

February 11, 2021

USAID has stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of Burma for decades in their struggle for peace, democracy, and freedom. They deserve nothing less. President Biden has described the Burmese military’s February 1, 2021 coup as a “direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and the rule of law.” The people of Burma have struggled for too long and made too many sacrifices for the military to erase this progress in such an undemocratic manner.

January 25, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development, known as USAID, awarded a new three-year project called Local Action Toward TB Free Myanmar in August 2020. The Myanmar civil society organization Pyi Gyi Khin is our partner in implementing this project.  USAID introduced the new project to the Ministry of Health and Sports in October 2020 in a meeting with development partners supporting the effort to end TB in Myanmar. USAID Mission Director Aler Grubbs and I joined Dr. Thandar Lwin, Deputy Director General of Disease Control at that meeting. 

January 21, 2021

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, joins with the Union Attorney General's Office in announcing the United States Government's significant commitment to strengthening the rule of law for the people of Myanmar. 

December 21, 2020

The Government of Bangladesh relocated more than 1,640 refugees to Bhasan Char in the Bay of Bengal, without coordinating with the UN. The USG and broader international humanitarian community continue to raise concerns about humanitarian and protection conditions.  Conflict between the Government of Burma and the AA armed group has continued, more than doubling the number of individuals displaced by the conflict since the beginning of 2020. 


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Last updated: October 11, 2021

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