Myanmar military attacks civilian gathering, killing 100

By April 13, 2023

Myanmar (MNN) — Myanmar’s military dropped bombs and fired on a civilian gathering on Tuesday, killing up to 100 people, including children.

Human rights groups say security forces have killed at least 3,000 civilians since taking power in a 2021 coup.

“There is a constitutional limit to how long a military ruler could hold power after a coup, and that passed in January. But of course, they pass that by completely,” Brian Dennett with AMG International says.

Church partners tell AMG that the military uses tanks and long-range missiles from Russia and China in its crackdown on rebel groups. Junta forces also destroy villages in rebel strongholds.

“The price of rice has recently gone up over 240 percent from last year,” Dennett says.

“The military’s [destruction] will affect this year’s food security.”

AMG’s church partners meet the needs of desperate families, sharing help for today and hope for tomorrow. “AMG has been responding since the very beginning of the coup, providing thousands of families with food,” Dennett says.

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“Local churches have set up in the refugee camp we created, doing worship services, distributing Bibles, and just loving on these people,” Dennett says.




Header image depicts Mue, one of many children that have been given the opportunity to go to school at the Light Asean Hostel. This is a huge blessing to Mue’s family, as her mom is a single mother and works endlessly to provide for her two daughters. (Photo, caption courtesy of AMG International) 

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