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WASH woes for Myanmar’s Rakhine IDPs

WASH woes for Myanmar’s Rakhine IDPs

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 18, 2013 0

YANGON 18 January 2013 (IRIN) - Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) will be a key issue for thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State as the weather gets warmer,

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MYANMAR-THAILAND: UNHCR concern over reported Rohingya deportations

MYANMAR-THAILAND: UNHCR concern over reported Rohingya deportations

January 4, 2013 0

BANGKOK 04 January 2013 (IRIN) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has expressed concern over reports that more than 70 ethnic Rohingya have been deported to Myanmar from Thailand. >

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In Brief: UNHCR concern over reported Rohingya deportations

In Brief: UNHCR concern over reported Rohingya deportations

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 4, 2013 0

BANGKOK 04 January 2013 (IRIN) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has expressed concern over reports that more than 70 ethnic Rohingya have been deported to Myanmar from Thailand.

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BANGLADESH: Mohammad Shafique, “I am having trouble just supporting myself here”

BANGLADESH: Mohammad Shafique, “I am having trouble just supporting myself here”

December 27, 2012 0

COX’S BAZAR 27 December 2012 (IRIN) - More than two months after Rohingya refugee Mohammad Shafique fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar, the 32-year-old wonders whether he will be able to return. >

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Analysis: How real are Myanmar’s reforms?

Analysis: How real are Myanmar’s reforms?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 19, 2012 0

LONDON 19 November 2012 (IRIN) - The visit of US President Barack Obama to Myanmar on 19 November has renewed international interest in the country’s democratic reforms, but also skepticism about their impact

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Briefing: Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Briefing: Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 16, 2012 0

BANGKOK 16 November 2012 (IRIN) - Five months after communal violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the plight of the 800,000 Muslim Rohingya there has worsened: Renewed violence in late October left more

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MYANMAR: Kachin fighting hits IDP health

MYANMAR: Kachin fighting hits IDP health

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 15, 2012 0

MYITKYINA 15 November 2012 (IRIN) - Cold weather, medicine stock-outs and lack of health workers - especially those trained in mental health care - are worrying the few local NGOs working with the

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MYANMAR: Concern over international peace efforts

MYANMAR: Concern over international peace efforts

November 12, 2012 0

CHIANG MAI 12 November 2012 (IRIN) - Civil society groups in Asia are calling for a review of donor-funded peace initiatives in Myanmar, expressing concern that their pace is too fast, they pay

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BANGLADESH-MYANMAR: More Rohingya boat people set to flee violence

BANGLADESH-MYANMAR: More Rohingya boat people set to flee violence

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 6, 2012 0

BANGKOK 06 November 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of Rohingya - whether currently in Myanmar or Bangladesh - may take to the high seas and head to Malaysia after last month’s deadly sectarian violence

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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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