(Article of book - 2009)

Document title

Protracted displacement and militarisation in Eastern Burma


Field researchers of the TBBC have been collaborating with the ethnic community-based organizations to document internal displacement in eastern Burma since 2002. This survey updates information about the scale and distribution of displacement in 38 townships and review trends through an analysis of interviews with over 3100 households between 2005 and 2009. It also includes a conflict assessment based on community consultations in areas of ongoing fighting as well as ceasefire areas. The main threats to human security in eastern Burma are related to militarisation. 235 government battalions are based in eastern Burma and the army targets the civilians as a mean of undermining the opposition. Land confiscation and extortion are more widespread impacts of the army so-called ‘self reliance’ policy. Hydro-electric projects along the Salween river continue to cause displacement and obstruct return and resettlement. Coercive state-sponsored development projects induce the collapse of livelihood and leave households no choice but to leave their homes. - (GL)



Editor : Thailand Burma Border Consortium, Bangkok - THAILANDE (2009)

Millesime : 2009  [60 p.]

Collation : 11 fig., 10 cartes coul.




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