Burma/Myanmar

Low-level sporadic conflict, mainly Christians against Buddhist government. Much government oppression.
 
Low-intensity armed conflict since 1948 between Buddhist government and various ethnic groups, particularly the Chin and Karens. The Karen national union, fighting for autonomy since 1948, became divided in 1994 - Buddhist Karens sided with the government, leaving Christian Karens to fight on. The Karen war is the world’s longest-lasting independence war - 500,000 displaced people on Thai border. The Chin in the West follow Christian and traditional religions, fighting a low-level resistance, with many refugees, forced resettlements and hardships. Repression by the Burmese dictatorship is serious. Aid agency access restricted.

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Wikipedia: Internal Conflict in Burma

 

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