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Posts Tagged ‘Arakan State’ (147 found)

Press Release on “Cyclone Giri: Two Years On”

The Arakan Human Rights and Development Organisation (AHRDO) have released a report entitled “Cyclone Giri: Two Years On- Voices from the Arakan State of Western Burma (Myanmar)”. The first report of AHRDO, published on the second anniversary of the cyclone, documents and highlights the situation in Arakan State before, during and after the cyclone […]

December 20, 2012  •  By Arakan Human Rights and Development Organisation  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Danger Zone: Giant Chinese Industrial Zone Threatens Burma’s Arakan Coast

Danger Zone CoverChina’s plans to build a giant industrial zone at the terminal of its Shwe gas and oil pipelines on the Arakan coast will damage the livelihoods of tens of thousands of islanders and spell doom for Burma’s second largest mangrove forest. The 120 sq km “Kyauk Phyu Special Economic Zone” (SEZ) will be managed by Chinese state-owned CITIC group on Ramree island, where China is constructing a deep sea port for ships bringing oil from the Middle East and Africa […]

December 17, 2012  •  By Arakan Oil Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Giant Chinese Industrial Zone Threatens Burma’s Arakan Coast

A new report by Arakan Oil Watch called “Danger Zone” exposes how a planned Chinese industrial zone is threatening the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people in Arakan State as well as Burma’s second largest mangrove forest.

The 120 sq km Kyauk Phyu Special Economic Zone, planned around the terminals of the trans-Burma natural gas and oil pipelines, will evict up to 40 villages, while many fear the impacts of toxic waste and pollution from petrochemical and metal industries […]

December 17, 2012  •  By Arakan Oil Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Urges UK Minister to Prioritise Human Rights During Trade Mission to Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today urged the British Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire MP, to highlight the continuing grave human rights abuses in Burma, including violations of freedom of religion or belief, as he leads a trade delegation to the country next week […]

December 7, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AIPMC Welcomes UNGA Resolution on Burma, Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Human Rights and Deliver Humanitarian Assistance to IDPs

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) today welcomed the United Nations General Assembly resolution on human rights in Myanmar as well as the Myanmar mission’s acceptance of that resolution, backing calls for urgent action to be taken to ensure humanitarian aid and protection for tens of thousands of forcibly displaced peoples in the country […]

November 28, 2012  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Continued Violence in Rakhine and Persecution of Rohingyas Strongly Condemned

FORUM-ASIA strongly urged the government of Burma to immediately put an end to the violence and to allow humanitarian agencies access to the area. The regional human rights NGO also called on the government of Burma to repeal the 1982 Citizenship Law […]

November 23, 2012  •  By Forum-Asia  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

US Campaign for Burma’s Statement on the Situation in Rakhine (Arakan) State, Burma

United States Campaign for Burma today expresses its concern over the ongoing violence in Rakhine (Arakan) State in the western part of Burma, also known as Myanmar, between the Rakhine Buddhist community and the Muslim community, known as the Rohingya. Violence has erupted between the two communities since May of this year and continued to this day with the great loss of hundreds of lives, thousands of houses and properties, and more than one hundred thousand peoples displaced […]

November 1, 2012  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Observers Needed In Rakhine State, Burma

Burma Campaign UK today called on the British government to work for UN mandated international observers to be stationed in Rakhine (Arakan) State, Burma, following almost five months of violence, arrests, and restrictions on humanitarian assistance to Burma’s ethnic Rohingya minority […]

November 1, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Calls for International Action to End Violence in Arakan State, Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling on the international community to invoke the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ principle, in light of the Burmese Government’s failure to end the conflict in Arakan State, western Burma, between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims.

Under the principle of ‘Responsibility to Protect’, which is aimed at halting Mass Atrocity Crimes such as ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, the international community has a responsibility to help states fulfil their responsibility to protect their citizens […]

November 1, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Urged to End Violence and Protect Vulnerable Communities in Rakhine State – UN Experts

“The Government has an obligation to protect all of those affected by recent violence, including the Muslim Rohingya community which is particularly vulnerable, to guarantee their safety and respond urgently to their needs, including shelter, food and medical care,” said the UN Independent Expert on minority issues, Rita Izsák. “It must act rapidly to ensure that this situation does not deteriorate leading to further loss of life and displacement of communities.”

October 31, 2012  •  By Tomas Ojea Quintana, Rita Izsák and Chaloka Beyani  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤