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Posts Tagged ‘Displacement’ (110 found)

Women Bear Burden of Displacement in Palaung War Zones

“The Burden of War,” based on interviews with women in three IDP settlements in Manton and Namkham townships, describes the abuses that drove them from their homes, their perilous journey through the jungle and living conditions in the camps, where over 1,000 IDPs from fifteen villages are sheltering.

November 5, 2012  •  By Palaung Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Signs of Hope in South East Myanmar

A significant decrease in forced displacement has been documented by community‐based organisations in South East Myanmar after a series of ceasefire agreements were negotiated earlier this year. While armed conflict continues in Kachin State and communal […]

October 31, 2012  •  By Thailand Burma Border Consortium  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Changing Realities, Poverty and Displacement in South East Burma/Myanmar

Simultaneous and interdependent reforms promoting democratisation, economic liberalisation and conflict transformation present a plethora of opportunities and risks for the people of Myanmar. The prospect of progressing from ceasefire […]

October 31, 2012  •  By Thai Burma Border Consortium  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rohingya in Bangladesh: Maintaining the Status Quo; Squandering a Rare Opportunity

For decades, Burmese Rohingya fleeing persecution have sought refuge in Bangladesh. June’s inter-communal violence in Burma’s Rakhine State, as well as subsequent state-sponsored persecution and targeted attacks against Muslim populations […]

October 30, 2012  •  By Refugees International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar at the HLP Crossroads

Few issues are as frequently discussed and politically charged in transitional Myanmar as the state of housing, land and property (HLP) rights. The effectiveness of the laws and policies that address the fundamental and universal human need for a place to live, to raise a family […]

October 26, 2012  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Expert Calls for Underlying Causes of Tensions in Rakhine State to be Addressed

Expressing concern about renewed deadly violence, a United Nations independent expert has called for the underlying causes of the tension and conflict between the Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to be addressed as a priority […]

October 26, 2012  •  By Tomas Ojea Quintana  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Annual Report 2012: Myanmar

The government enacted limited political and economic reforms, but human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law in ethnic minority areas increased during the year. Some of these amounted to crimes against humanity or war crimes […]

May 24, 2012  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

David Cameron Must Highlight On-going Human Rights Abuses In Burma

On the eve of Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Burma, Burma Campaign UK called on him to highlight the serious on-going human rights abuses in the country, and the lack of legal democratic reform. Despite reforms that have taken place, and allowing the NLD to […]

April 12, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on Peace and Development in Burma

With international donors preparing to significantly increase humanitarian and development assistance in order to promote peace in Burma, we are very concerned that cross-border aid to marginalized and vulnerable populations is being limited or cut at this crucial time […]

April 10, 2012  •  By 36 Community Based Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Moves in to Enforce Eviction Order at Myitsone

On March 17 five Burma army trucks and various government vehicles entered Tanghpre village at the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam site in an apparent attempt to enforce an eviction order and intimidate people to move out from the village […]

March 21, 2012  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤