As we come to the end of 2016, the 25th anniversary of the founding of Burma Campaign UK, it has been a momentous year in Burma.
Some of the things we have campaigned on for so long have been achieved. Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy has finally been able to lead the government. There is great hope among many people in Burma that now at last they will be able to reduce human rights violations and improve the lives of ordinary people.
But at the same time there are reasons to be very concerned. The military are not under the control of the NLD-led government and are still committing horrific human rights violations.
In Kachin and Shan states, an increase in conflict with the Burmese Army in recent weeks has displaced 20,000 people on top of the 100,000 already forced to flee their homes
In Rakhine State, the Burmese army stands accused of killing hundreds of Rohingya and raping dozens of women, while 130,000 people have gone two months without the lifesaving aid they depend on.
At the end of our 25th Anniversary year we can celebrate successes so far, but must redouble our efforts to help those left behind, and for whom the situation has even got worse.
Our 25th Anniversary emergency appeal has raised £18,507 towards our target of £25,000.