Surprisingly, the applause of the international community decreased when the Spring Revolution gained momentum until Min Aung Hlaing’s Army was in a very serious predicament.
The international community has the military junta in diplomatic means, issued many statements condemning massive killings targeting civilians, and conducted economic sanctions against the junta, but a question has emerged to the internationals about their silence whether they are worried the military junta will end, after starting 1027 Operation.
At the beginning of the Spring Revolution, the people of Myanmar had high hopes that they would receive significant support from the international community, but they only received mental support and a statement condemning the military junta. Therefore, the people of Myanmar have sailed through the sea of fire for many lives with their strength and their own hands and feet, putting aside everything they had imagined and hoped for the revolution.
The people of Myanmar no longer expect practical support for the Spring Revolution from the international community, but they continue to hope that humanitarian aid will be provided to the war-displaced people.
The Military Operation 1027 and other balanced operations have developed due to the failure of the international community, which was unable to effectively handle the terrorist atrocities of the military junta.
The people were forced to leave their homes due to the city-occupation battles of the revolutionary forces, but after the city-occupation battles, the military junta targeted the people, shooting with heavy weapons, launching airstrikes, and destroying the people’s houses. As a result, the displaced people who flee urgently from war cannot return to their residential homes.
The latest statement by the United Nations reports that more than 2.6 million people have fled from their homes. Since the 1027 Operation, about 628,000 people have fled from war.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)- Myanmar stated on January 12 that “humanitarian partners face enormous access restrictions and procedural obstacles.”
This means that due to limitations and obstacles, organizations helping the people affected by the war are facing many difficulties. UNOCHA Myanmar does not directly state the term ‘military junta’, but everyone knows that it is only the military junta.
In addition, it is not just now that the military junta has not allowed aid to the victims of the war. Since the beginning of the military coup that is still unsuccessful, the aid to the victims of the war has been greatly hindered. That’s why the international community has already firmly realized that aid to the war victims only as much as the military junta allows will not be effective.
On January 12, the National Unity Government (NUG) issued an appeal to increase international humanitarian aid to Myanmar, by coordinating and supporting the NUG government and the revolutionary forces in order to quickly provide humanitarian assistance to the people affected by the war, providing resources to enable local civil society organizations to function, providing cross-border support, urging neighboring countries to allow humanitarian aid to pass through the territory, and by easing the financial regulations of donor countries and organizations. Despite the appeal for international humanitarian aid to Myanmar, there is still no action and no response by donor countries and organizations.
For that reason, the international community should consider seriously that it is like they support the junta’s illegal coup and violence, by the wish to aid the displaced people only through the military junta and only provide aid as much as the military junta allows, and by being starved the war-affected people at the will of the military junta.
It is also urged that there is an urgent need to become aware that the appreciated consideration of the international community can save the lives of many people in Myanmar, who are being killed by the military junta.