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MYANMAR: Kachin conflict displaces tens of thousands

MYANMAR: Kachin conflict displaces tens of thousands

October 31, 2012 0

BANGKOK 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - More than 75,000 people remain displaced in Myanmar's northern Kachin State following the collapse of a 17-year ceasefire between the Burmese government and the Kachin Independence Army

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MYANMAR: Call for international monitors in Rakhine

MYANMAR: Call for international monitors in Rakhine

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 30, 2012 0

BANGKOK 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - Rights activists have called for international monitors to safeguard the lives of thousands of Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State following last week’s deadly sectarian violence.

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MYANMAR: Growing number of Kachin IDPs

MYANMAR: Growing number of Kachin IDPs

October 29, 2012 0

WAIMAW 29 October 2012 (IRIN) - Ongoing sporadic fighting in northern Myanmar between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is pushing up the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs). >

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MYANMAR: UN calls for urgent action on Rakhine

MYANMAR: UN calls for urgent action on Rakhine

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 25, 2012 0

BANGKOK 25 October 2012 (IRIN) - The UN is calling for urgent action in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State as levels of communal violence worsen. >

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MYANMAR: Demining moves a step closer

MYANMAR: Demining moves a step closer

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 22, 2012 0

YANGON 22 October 2012 (IRIN) - A major Norwegian demining NGO says it is ready to begin mine-clearing in southeastern Myanmar once it receives a green light. “As soon as we get the

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MYANMAR: Government rejects OIC office request for troubled Rakhine

MYANMAR: Government rejects OIC office request for troubled Rakhine

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 16, 2012 0

BANGKOK 16 October 2012 (IRIN) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed “regret” over a Burmese government decision not to allow the opening of an OIC liaison office in Myanmar’s western

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In Brief: Chins denied religious freedom in Myanmar

In Brief: Chins denied religious freedom in Myanmar

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 5, 2012 0

BANGKOK 05 September 2012 (IRIN) - Religious freedom for Myanmar’s 500,000 ethnic Chins is being denied, says a new report by the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO).

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MYANMAR: Kachin refugees feel Chinese heat

MYANMAR: Kachin refugees feel Chinese heat

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 31, 2012 0

CHIANG MAI 31 August 2012 (IRIN) - China is forcing back thousands of Kachin refugees fleeing ethnic violence in northern Myanmar, activists and aid workers say. >

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MYANMAR: Government frees two UN employees

MYANMAR: Government frees two UN employees

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 30, 2012 0

BANGKOK 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - Two local UN staff have been released after being sentenced in a Burmese court for involvement in sectarian violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, says the UN.

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In Brief: New report highlights abuses in eastern Myanmar

In Brief: New report highlights abuses in eastern Myanmar

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 28, 2012 0

BANGKOK 28 August 2012 (IRIN) - Human rights violations by the Burmese army in Myanmar’s eastern Karen State are continuing, says a new report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).

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