Myanmar: Army restricts amount of aid going to Christian areas

August 14, 2022

Christians make up about 8.2 percent of the population of Myanmar. The overwhelming majority of these are Protestants, with Roman Catholics comprising most of the rest; there is, however, a small community of Armenian Orthodox Christians.

For more coverage of the persecution of Christians in Myanmar, see here.

“Myanmar army restricts amount of aid going to Christian areas,” by Leigh Pritchett, Alabama Baptist, August 13, 2022:

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar — A relief organization reported Myanmar’s army is restricting humanitarian aid in three states that have a considerable Christian population.

The nongovernmental Refugees International said the Tatmadaw is restricting humanitarian assistance in the states of Kayah and Karen, both of which have a significant Christian population, and in the state of Chin, which is predominantly Christian. 

The human rights group International Christian Concern, quoting Refugees International, estimated 14 million people are in need of assistance. Getting relief into Myanmar from neighboring countries has proven difficult….

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is No. 12 on Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List of places most difficult to be a Christian.