According to the United Nations, at least 230,000 people have been displaced by internal violence since the military coup in Myanmar. The company informed this information yesterday Thursday.
The UN released the information months after Myanmar's military overthrew the government of Aung San Suu Kyi. Since the military overthrew Suu Kyi's government on February 1 and seized control of the state, conflict and violence have spread within Myanmar. There are protests almost every day.
The protesters are demanding the return of a civilian government instead of a military government and the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. Protestors sometimes also engage in civil disobedience.
Parliamentary elections were held in Myanmar last November. The military says Suu Kyi's party resorted to fraud in that election. The military seized power by raising this accusation.
Army personnel have repeatedly attacked the protests against the military takeover, killing 877 people in the country so far. Besides, six thousand people were arrested.
The use of such force against unarmed civilians has sparked international criticism.