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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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Hunger in the jungle as Myanmar blocks aid

Hunger in the jungle as Myanmar blocks aid

August 17, 2015 0

YANGON 17 August 2015 (IRIN) - Local aid groups and the United Nations are urging Myanmar to allow access to about 1,400 people who are running out of food in makeshift camps in

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Myanmar scrambles to assess flood damage

Myanmar scrambles to assess flood damage

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 3, 2015 0

YANGON/FALAM 03 August 2015 (IRIN) - Washed-out roads and bloated rivers are just two of the challenges facing relief workers who are trying to assess the damage caused by flooding in Myanmar, which

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Lucky escape for Rohingya boys who took the bait

Lucky escape for Rohingya boys who took the bait

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 29, 2015 0

SAY THA MAR GYI, MYANMAR 29 May 2015 (IRIN) - For thousands of Rohingya living in squalid camps and suffering discrimination in Myanmar, the chance to escape to a new life is a

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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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Malaysia and Thailand leave migrant boats adrift

Malaysia and Thailand leave migrant boats adrift

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 13, 2015 0

OXFORD 13 May 2015 (IRIN) - As Europe focuses on the migrants in the Mediterranean, another humanitarian crisis is playing out on a stretch of water between the Andaman Sea and the Strait

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Forced separation: life inside Myanmar’s Rohingya and Buddhist camps

Forced separation: life inside Myanmar’s Rohingya and Buddhist camps

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 23, 2015 0

SITTWE 23 April 2015 (IRIN) - The Myanmar government is collecting temporary identification cards from the minority Rohingya community in the western state of Rakhine, which was riven by violence between Muslims and

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How to improve health for Myanmar’s ethnic minorities

How to improve health for Myanmar’s ethnic minorities

February 19, 2015 0

YANGON 19 February 2015 (IRIN) - Provision of health care in remote, conflict-affected regions in Myanmar continues to face chronic challenges despite recent ceasefires allowing greater access, according to new research. Developing existing

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Myanmar’s Reform Roller Coaster

Myanmar’s Reform Roller Coaster

January 23, 2015 0

NAIROBI 23 January 2015 (IRIN) - MSF's announcement that it has resumed operations in Rakhine state is welcome news.

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