UN Security Council condemns 35 dead in Burmese army attack on Kayah

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday condemned the deaths of at least 35 people in an attack by the Burmese army in Kayah state, eastern Burma, in which two employees of the non-governmental organization Save the Children died.

“The members of the Security Council condemn the UN on 24th, Abdou Abary, and current President of the Council.

They also called for an immediate end to all violence, stressing “the importance of respecting human rights” and “ensuring the safety of civilians”. You also underlined the need to ensure accountability for this piece of legislation.

UN Security Council condemns 35 dead in Burmese army attack on Kayah
UN Security Council condemns 35 dead in Burmese army attack on Kayah

The declaration also emphasizes that “unhindered humanitarian access must be guaranteed for all people in need”, as well as access to “full” protection and safety for humanitarian and medical personnel.

The non-governmental organization Save the Children confirmed Tuesday that two of the agency’s employees were among the 35 people killed in an attack by the Burmese army in Kayah state (east) on Friday.

The nearly 40 victims were found in a dozen completely destroyed vehicles near the city of Moso on Saturday, according to one of the leaders of the armed resistance in the region where the Karenni people are stationed, according to the Myanmar portal. Now.

About 100 soldiers from the Burmese army appeared on Friday in the area of ​​Demoso municipality towards Hpruso, where they clashed with forces of the KNDF militia who claimed at least four victims.

Thereafter, the NGO said two of its employees were missing and said they were returning home after a humanitarian mission in the area when their private car was attacked and burned, despite their confirmation of death that Tuesday.

“This news is utterly devastating. Violence against innocent civilians, including humanitarian workers, is intolerable, and this senseless attack is a violation of international humanitarian law,” said Save the Children Director General Inger Ashing.

“We are shocked at the violence against the civilian population, including our staff who are committed humanitarian workers to millions of vulnerable children across Burma,” he added, saying that this was not an isolated event and that the population “continues to be the target of increasing violence to be.”

In this context, the organization stressed that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should also convene an emergency meeting to review its position agreed in April on the crisis sparked by the February 1 military coup.

“These steps are urgently needed to protect the children and staff of humanitarian organizations. At Save the Children, we are devastated by the murder of our two dear and irreplaceable colleagues, whose deaths mean a loss to Kayah’s childhood. and Burma, ”said Ashing.

Kayah State was one of the first regions in the country to rise up against the military junta responsible for the coup that canceled the results of the November 2020 general election in which the party of former “facto leader” Aung San Suu was party Kyi, the National League for Democracy (NLD).

The United States also condemned the attack on Tuesday and expressed “concern” about the “brutality of the military regime in large parts of Burma”.

“The widespread atrocities committed by the army against the Burmese people underscore the urgency of holding its members accountable. The international community must do more to achieve this goal and prevent the repetition of atrocities in Burma, including ending the sale of weapons and technology to the military, “said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a statement.

Blinken warned that Washington would “continue to work with its partners and allies to promote accountability” while urging that “Burma’s path to peace and democracy be restored”.

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