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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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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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