CASS Weekly Update 23 December 2021 – 12 January 2022

Local sources this week report to this analytical unit that the State Administration Council (SAC) has authorised ‘clearance operations’ in at least four areas, including Sagaing Region and Kayin, Chin, and Kayah states. Conflict developments from recent weeks reinforce this trajectory of escalation.

Situation Update: Crisis in Karen State

Intense and sustained armed violence is now occurring in numerous locations throughout southeastern Karen (‘Kayin’) State, Myanmar, triggering the displacement of thousands of civilians, many of whom had already been previously displaced by conflict and crises.