At least 73 children were killed by regime forces across Myanmar from Feb. 15 to May. 15, according to the Ministry of Human Rights of the National Unity Government (NUG).
Several children were shot while playing near or inside their homes as soldiers and police raided residential areas while shooting at random. Others died during protests.
Among the fatalities were Khin Myo Chit, 6 years and 3 months old, who was shot dead while she sat frightened on her dad’s lap as regime forces broke into her house, 11-year old Aye Myat Thu, who was shot in the head while playing in front of her home, and 13-year-old Sai Wai Yan who was shot in the back of the head while trying to run away from junta forces.