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The ambassador " U Kyaw Moe said that about half of Myanmar's population is below the poverty line.

The ambassador said that about half of Myanmar's population is below the poverty line.

U Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said that after the military coup in Myanmar, half of the country's population is below the poverty line, and women and girls are at risk of being trafficked.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) led by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was held at the United Nations headquarters based in New York City, and Myanmar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, also participated in the discussion.

The findings of the "2022 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons" from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime., he said that the report is very helpful for Myanmar while thanking for publishing it in full with recommendations, and emphasizing the following points:


(a) Myanmar Permanent Representative in Myanmar in 2021; Since the arbitrary military seizure of power in February, the military group has completely undermined domestic law and order, causing many dire consequences across the country and in the region.

(b) The Secretary General of the United Nations pointed out that the rule of law had been destroyed after the illegal military coup in Myanmar.

(c) The military arrests and detains people without trial, torture until death while in prison, repeated massacres and naive bombing by air. They are being violent and cruel in many ways, such as burning houses and villages and unlawfully executing political prisoners.

(d) They systematically commit such acts of cruelty which is being done in a comprehensive and connected way.

(e) About 1.6 million people are internally displaced due to the brutal and violent acts of the military. Mainly, more than 17.6 million people are in special need of humanitarian assistance. About half of the country's population is below the poverty line.

(f) Because of these conditions, many people, especially women and girls, are at risk of being trafficked; Some are even victims of human trafficking.

(g) Furthermore, the military is creating a safe zone for cross-border crimes in Myanmar. Due to their actions, Myanmar has become a destination for cross-border crimes. This is the first time in the history of Myanmar. It is very sad.

(h) Therefore, to the international community, relevant UN agencies and regional organizations, he appealed to closely monitor this issue and resolve it seriously and effectively.

He also pointed out that the military is making Myanmar a safe haven for cross-border crimes, and that Myanmar has become a destination for cross-border crimes.

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