Myanmar: John McConnell works with street kids in the coup

‘This is having a devastating effect on families who were on the breadline even when things were good.’

'Please hold our staff, children and their families in the light.' | Photo: by MgHla (aka) Htin Linn Aye on Wikimedia Commons

Seeing the news from Myanmar, and hearing the fear in the voices of friends there, I live with an aching heart. On top of the pandemic, Myanmar society is convulsed by a military coup which, friends say, is much harder to bear. Widespread protests have been met with harsh measures by security forces, including live gunfire, often with little warning. Covid and coup together have affected both security and the economy.

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