Myanmar’s lost generation: nation’s youth sacrificing futures for freedom

Myanmar’s lost generation: nation’s youth sacrificing futures for freedom

The Guardian

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Dreams of careers and family life have been replaced with death and injury in the wake of the 1 February coup

For Myanmar’s young people, 2021 was supposed to be a year for optimism. After seeing through the Covid-19 pandemic, the rollout of the vaccine had begun and general elections in November had marked a step towards the country realising its potential.

But in the wake of the 1 February coup, their dreams have turned into nightmares, as many of Myanmar’s young people have found themselves forced to sacrifice their futures to take a stand against the military.

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