Rathedaung Farmers Measure Cyclone’s Devastation in Terms of Cattle Killed 

Admin 10 Jul 2023

Written By Gaung and Htet Aung

The air was filled with a pervasive smell from the hundreds of dead cattle that lay scattered across paddy fields on both sides of the road.

Ignoring the order in place, U Maung Thar Cho, 60, was dashing through fields, searching for his five cows, hoping that they were still alive after he discovered that at least three of his eight cows were killed by Cyclone Mocha, which hit Arakan State in mid-May.


A Sittwe Woman Who Heads Diverse Communities

Admin 03 Jul 2023

“Even the Muslims told me to continue to serve in this position until my death. They say so because of my impartiality regardless of race and religion,” 

Troubled Waters Surround Kyaukphyu Deep-Sea Port 

Admin 11 Mar 2023

“In the past, we could cast nets along the Thanzit River. This river has abundant fish. We could freely fish before. But we can’t fish in certain places now because we have to make way for vessels due to the special economic zone (SEZ) project,” said fisherman Ko Maung Maung Than.

A Site of Environmental Vandalism in Arakan State

Admin 06 Feb 2023

From afar, the undiscerning eye sees a majestic mountainscape, where a deep-green forest and sprawling ridgelines covered in mist converge on a majestic peak. But a closer look reveals broken slabs of stone in shades of white, blue and yellow scattered at the foot of the mountain.

Can Arakan State’s Conflict-Rattled Fishing Industry Rebound? 

21 Dec 2022

Small-scale fishermen are facing some of the same challenges. Due to the nature of the job, fishermen go out to sea at night and work in conjunction with the tides. But many local fishermen are now wary of going out at night, even in the aftermath of the latest ceasefire.

A Widow’s Fight

Min Tun 30 Nov 2022

Daw Sandar’s eldest daughter currently attends a government technical high school in Sittwe and her younger daughter is a Grade 8 student.

Barbarity Unleashed Upon a Ponnagyun Township Village

Nay Myo Lin 24 Nov 2022

The ambush was followed by retaliatory artillery barrages from the military’s Ponnagyun-based Light Infantry Battalion No. 550 and air strikes by junta helicopters near the two villages. And a junta column marched toward Sin Inn Gyi Village, which is located along the Sittwe-Yangon road. 

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