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Myanmar: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL1186, tabled on 22 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the government of Myanmar following attacks in (1) 2021, and (2) 2022, by armed men on villages of the Bayingyi minority.

Answered on

7 July 2022

We strongly condemn the reported attacks against the Bayingyi people, and all ethnic groups in Myanmar. We are deeply concerned by the continuing conflict in Sagaing Region, where many of the Bayingyi communities live.

Since the coup, we have had no senior bilateral engagement with the military regime but we continue to call out their actions publicly, most recently in a statement to the UN General Assembly on 13 June 2022. On 26 November, we coordinated a joint statement which raised concern at the risk of mass atrocities in Sagaing Region and elsewhere in Myanmar, and urged the military to end the violence. Although international humanitarian access to Sagaing is difficult, we have managed to provide assistance to local partners who operate in these hard-to-reach areas.