There is an increasing emphasis on Buddhism in Myanmar, to the exclusion of all other faiths. The persecution of Rohingya Muslims has been widely publicised, but less attention has been given to the continuing war affecting Kachin, Shan and Karen States, where the population is predominantly Christian.

More than 100,000 Christians have been forced to flee their homes because of intense fighting. They are still living in camps where they are denied access to food and healthcare.

Churches are monitored; worship is often interrupted by local people. Land grabbing from Christians is common.