Violence and armed conflict continue in Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma)

There are reports of at least 28 deaths due to renewed armed conflict in western Rakhine state. The latest confrontation occurred near the village of Dar Gyi Zar. Northern Rakhine, which is home to the Muslim Rohingya minority, has been under military control since nine police were killed last month. Rohingya villages have been burned, and many people have been arrested. The government blames radicalised Rohingya people for the civil unrest.

Advice For Travellers

Due to armed conflict and uncertain personal safety, travellers should avoid travelling in the affected areas, if at all possible.