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Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

September 9, 2016 0

In a sign of its commitment to ending the ethnic wars that have bedeviled Myanmar for six decades, the country’s first civilian-led government in half a century held a four-day peace conference last

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Top Picks: Asylum flaws, agri-food, and arsenic in the water

Top Picks: Asylum flaws, agri-food, and arsenic in the water

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 8, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top

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Bangladesh’s climate change migrants

Bangladesh’s climate change migrants

November 13, 2015 0

DHAKA 13 November 2015 (IRIN) - Farmland is being lost to climate change in Bangladesh, driving mass migration to slums. But the slums are at risk too, as rising sea levels and melting

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All at sea: what lies behind Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis?

All at sea: what lies behind Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis?

May 15, 2015 0

OXFORD 15 May 2015 (IRIN) - The plight of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers from Myanmar and Bangladesh, left adrift without food and water for nearly a week, has all the hallmarks

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Bangladesh’s Rohingya camps – promise or peril?

Bangladesh’s Rohingya camps – promise or peril?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 25, 2014 0

COX'S BAZAR 25 November 2014 (IRIN) - Bangladesh's announcement that it will move two camps housing some 30,000 officially documented Rohingya refugees has heightened anxieties among the Muslim minority, who fled persecution in

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Concern over Bangladesh move to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar

Concern over Bangladesh move to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar

September 4, 2014 0

DHAKA 04 September 2014 (IRIN) - Bangladesh announced this week that it will send back over 2,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, stoking concerns about the prospect of returning them to an increasingly

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Bangladesh floods test disaster response improvements

Bangladesh floods test disaster response improvements

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 2, 2014 0

DHAKA 02 September 2014 (IRIN) - Floods triggered by two weeks of intense rain have affected two million people in northern Bangladesh and left up to half a million homeless. While the country’s

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Is the UN peacekeeper selection process flawed?

Is the UN peacekeeper selection process flawed?

July 29, 2014 0

BANGKOK 29 July 2014 (IRIN) - Reports on Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Nigeria released in July 2014 at the Open Society Institute in New York reveal failures in human rights vetting for soldiers

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Text and voice messages help close Bangladesh health gap

Text and voice messages help close Bangladesh health gap

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 1, 2014 0

DHAKA 01 July 2014 (IRIN) - Bangladesh is moving to boost maternal health services in poorly-served rural areas by targeting voice and text messages at expectant and pregnant mothers and their families. The

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Toxic poultry feed spreads Bangladesh tannery risk

Toxic poultry feed spreads Bangladesh tannery risk

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 2, 2014 0

DHAKA 02 June 2014 (IRIN) - Bangladesh's leather tanneries are notoriously filthy, exposing workers and neighbours to toxic chemicals. And recent studies show that poultry feed produced from industry scraps may also be

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