This briefing answers questions about our campaign for sanctions on aviation fuel.
Since the attempted coup on 1st February 2021 there has been unprecedented resistance to the military. In a desperate attempt to try to control the country, the military are resorting to ever more brutal tactics of repression, but their tactics are not working. Air power is now one of the main ways they are trying to establish control, indiscriminately bombing civilian targets as well as attacking ethnic and other armed resistance forces.
Indiscriminate bombing by the military, mainly in ethnic states and Sagaing Region, has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. Regular flights by jets, drones and helicopters prevent them from returning home because of the threat of more bombing if they did. This has created a humanitarian crisis.
The majority of the more than 400,000 people who have been displaced from their homes since the attempted coup are displaced because of air strikes or the threat of air strikes.