The statement, endorsed by 32 INGOs operating in Myanmar, highlights the potential immediate and longer-term impacts of the military seizure of power on the safety, rights and wellbeing of people across Myanmar, particularly those already experiencing vulnerability and marginalization.
INGOs reiterate their commitment and support for civil society partners, local community groups, and national civil society networks.
INGOs call on all stakeholders to respect the fundamental human rights of all people in Myanmar, including freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of speech, and free flow of information, and to refrain from all forms of violence against peaceful protestors, journalists and media workers.
The statement highlights the critical role that NGOs play in providing assistance and services during these challenging times and calls upon all relevant authorities to ensure humanitarian access for national and international stakeholders.
The full text of the statement can be read here: https://reliefweb.int/report/myanmar/ingo-joint-statement-unfolding-crisis-myanmar