Did you know Myanmar is entering into the third year of political crisis soon? With its prolonged internal conflict, it is crystal clear that the return of the civilian government isn’t solely the absolute political resolution for Myanmar.
“By nearly every feasible measurement, and in every area of human rights – economic, social and cultural, as much as civil and political – Myanmar has profoundly regressed,” said the UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk recently, reflecting on the power grab of 1 February 2021.
Let’s try to guess the coup’s impact on the people of Myanmar in terms of internal displacement with facts and figures. Please drop your answers in the comment section.
(1) The estimated increase of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) between prior to February 1st 2021 to post February 1st 2021
(a) Approximately 3 times
(b) Approximately 2 times
(c) Almost 4 times
(2) Name of State/Region with the greatest number of IDPs prior to February 1st 2021
(a) Kachin State
(b) Rakhine State
(c) Shan State
(3) Name of State/Region with the greatest number of IDPs due to the coup impact
(a) Magway Region
(b) Kayah State
(c) Kayin State