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Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 6, 2016 0

It’s busy times for the vaccine industry – a new vaccine against dengue fever has been deployed in the Philippines, research for a vaccine against Zika virus is gaining steam (although questions remain

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Myanmar refugees in China caught between political fault lines

Myanmar refugees in China caught between political fault lines

March 16, 2016 0

More than one year after war erupted between Myanmar’s military and an ethnic insurgent group, thousands of refugees who crossed the border into China are ignored by both governments as well as the

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Why can’t Myanmar clear its landmines?

Why can’t Myanmar clear its landmines?

January 7, 2016 0

MANTON, MYANMAR 07 January 2016 (IRIN) - Myanmar has a massive landmine problem, but there has been no attempt at all to fix it. Clearance efforts have thus far been stymied by ongoing

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Lull in fighting allows access to thousands displaced in Myanmar

Lull in fighting allows access to thousands displaced in Myanmar

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 1, 2015 0

YANGON 01 December 2015 (IRIN) - Aid workers are planning to take advantage of a lull in fighting in Myanmar’s Shan State to assess the needs of thousands of people displaced by clashes

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Key challenges for Myanmar

Key challenges for Myanmar

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 11, 2015 0

BANGKOK 11 November 2015 (IRIN) - As Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy heads for a landslide and historic victory in Myanmar’s elections, here are the key challenges facing her new

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Can elections and a ceasefire bring peace to Myanmar?

Can elections and a ceasefire bring peace to Myanmar?

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 5, 2015 0

YANGON 05 November 2015 (IRIN) - Myanmar has been at war since independence from Britain in 1948. For most of that time, the country was ruled by the military, but a quasi-civilian government

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Myanmar ceasefire met with scepticism

Myanmar ceasefire met with scepticism

October 15, 2015 0

TAUNGGYI, MYANMAR 15 October 2015 (IRIN) - The signing of a ceasefire between Myanmar’s government and ethnic armed groups unfolded with pomp and ceremony today, following a week of clashes that displaced about

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Flooding in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta

Flooding in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 17, 2015 0

PATHEIN DISTRICT, MYANMAR 17 September 2015 (IRIN) - Almost two months after Cyclone Komen triggered Myanmar’s worst flooding in recent memory, parts of the Irrawaddy delta remain submerged while rising river levels have

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When Myanmar votes, Rohingya must stay home

When Myanmar votes, Rohingya must stay home

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 1, 2015 0

BUTHIDAUNG, MYANMAR 01 September 2015 (IRIN) - In the 2010 general elections, about 150,000 Muslims in this isolated township in western Myanmar were able to cast their votes.

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Farm debt rises as Myanmar floodwaters recede

Farm debt rises as Myanmar floodwaters recede

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 19, 2015 0

KANBALU, MYANMAR 19 August 2015 (IRIN) - One month after torrential rains submerged much of Myanmar, the floodwaters are finally receding. But the government says 773,000 acres of farmland were damaged, including nursery

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