The United Nations and other humanitarian organizations are evacuating their workers from Myanmar’s Rakhine state due to the escalating conflict between junta troops and the rebel ethnic Arakan Army. The move is prompted by security concerns, travel restrictions, and disrupted communication networks. The military junta has extended its state emergency order for six more months, while the shadow National Unity Government and ethnic armed resistance groups continue to work towards ending military dictatorship. The United States has imposed new sanctions on individuals and entities linked to the military regime. The fighting has disrupted aid delivery, leaving displaced people facing severe food shortages and health problems.