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Dr. Ashley South Ethnic nationality communities in Myanmar have long suffered murderous attacks and a wide range of human rights abuses at the hands of the Myanmar Army. Nevertheless, villagers in conflict-affected areas, and many of the Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs) which seek to represent and protect them, are extraordinarily resilient. Following the 1 February coup in Burma, they are more relevant than ever. In the aftermath of the military coup, many government servants went on strike, with many bravely continuing to refuse to cooperate with the junta. In this context, the health, education, and other services delivered by EAOs,…