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Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 13, 2017 0

An unfolding humanitarian emergency along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border is intensifying pressure on the UN to take action, with fears that an unprecedented exodus of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military clampdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine

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Buddhist aid workers face backlash for helping Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

Buddhist aid workers face backlash for helping Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 15, 2016 0

Soe Aung works for an international aid agency in his hometown of Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine State. It’s a good job, but he isn’t eager to discuss it in a public

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Lull in fighting allows access to thousands displaced in Myanmar

Lull in fighting allows access to thousands displaced in Myanmar

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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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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No aftercare for Boko Haram bomb victims

No aftercare for Boko Haram bomb victims

September 23, 2015 0

KADUNA STATE 23 September 2015 (IRIN) - Countless Nigerians have been killed by Boko Haram suicide bombings since 2009. Many more have survived, but their difficulties are far from over. >

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As Burundi goes to the polls, journalism is a high-risk job

As Burundi goes to the polls, journalism is a high-risk job

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 29, 2015 0

BUJUMBURA 29 June 2015 (IRIN) - Parliamentary and local elections take place in Burundi today after two months of protests and in defiance of international calls for the polls to be postponed. Here

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How fragile is Burundi’s peace?

How fragile is Burundi’s peace?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 22, 2015 0

BUGESERA, RWANDA 22 April 2015 (IRIN) - With 12,000 Burundians now taking refuge abroad, concern is growing that the fragile peace of the last decade could shatter if President Pierre Nkurunziza continues to

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Proposed bill inflames Myanmar’s religious rights debate

Proposed bill inflames Myanmar’s religious rights debate

June 26, 2014 0

YANGON 26 June 2014 (IRIN) - Last month the Myanmar government published a religious conversion bill in the state-owned newspapers, requesting input from citizens. The publication follows a pro-bill campaign spearheaded by a

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Proposed bill inflames Myanmar’s religious rights debate

Proposed bill inflames Myanmar’s religious rights debate

June 26, 2014 0

YANGON 26 June 2014 (IRIN) - Last month the Myanmar government published a religious conversion bill in the state-owned newspapers, requesting input from citizens. The publication follows a pro-bill campaign spearheaded by a

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Curbing Guinea’s other outbreaks

Curbing Guinea’s other outbreaks

June 12, 2014 0

DAKAR 12 June 2014 (IRIN) - With health authorities and medical personnel battling Guinea’s first outbreak of Ebola, there have inevitably been concerns about finding the human and physical resources to combat other

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