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November 3, 2021

Myanmar Military Control

In November 2010, after almost 50 years under a military dictatorship, Myanmar began its transition toward a democratic government. In 2015, Aung San Suu Kyi, a former Nobel Peace Prize winner, won the national election and her party gained power in Myanmar. In 2020, another election was held and Kyi’s party won with a landslide victory. On February 1, 2021, the military detained Kyi and seized power, claiming election fraud. Since this coup, many innocent protesters have been killed and hundreds have been detained in local prisons.

Word & Deed supports two children’s projects in Myanmar supporting over 100 children. Due to the current unrest, we have had little contact with them. They have asked us not to call them for fear of being targeted by the military. Email correspondence is also very difficult, since the military has been cutting off the internet connection in Myanmar and has been keeping an eye on communications coming from outside the country. From the information that we have been able to gather, it is our understanding that our partners have all been kept safe from the violence happening in their country. 

Please keep Word & Deed’s partners in Myanmar of these countries in prayer as they walk through these trying circumstances, depending on the Lord for their daily provisions.

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