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Posts Tagged ‘Displacement’ (110 found)

Displacement and Poverty in South East Burma / Myanmar

A new government in Burma/Myanmar offers the possibility of national reconciliation and reform after decades of conflict. Every opportunity to resolve grievances, alleviate chronic poverty and restore justice must be seized, as there remain many obstacles to breaking […]

October 25, 2011  •  By Thailand Burma Border Consortium  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Promoting Reconciliation in Burma

An alliance of humanitarian agencies working with displaced persons from Burma/Myanmar believes the current window of democratic reform is the best opportunity in decades to resolve ethnic conflict. The prospect of a genuine and inclusive process of national […]

October 25, 2011  •  By Thailand Burma Border Consortium  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ongoing Conflict Continues to Engender Human Rights Abuses with no End in Sight

While the attention of the international community remains on developments in Naypyidaw, armed conflict between the Burma Army and ethnic resistance groups continues in Karen, Shan and Kachin States, largely outside the view of the international community. As part of these conflicts Thein Sein’s government has been targeting civilians for attacks that likely constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes. On Friday 7 October the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) released a report entitled Burma’s Covered up War: Atrocities Against the Kachin People. The report describes the atrocities, including rape, torture, forced portering, murder and the use of human shields, committed by the regime and its army in the four months since the regime launched its attack on the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), breaking a seventeen year ceasefire […]

October 10, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Dam-Induced Floods Spur Calls to Suspend New Chinese Dams in Burma’s Karenni State

Unprecedented releases of water from Burma’s first major hydropower dam at Moebye due to heavy rainfall have caused severe flooding around the Karenni capital, Loikaw, spurring calls by community groups to suspend construction of three large hydropower dams planned by Chinese investors in Karenni state […]

October 4, 2011  •  By Karenni Development Research Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Situation Update: Conflict and Displacement in Burma’s Border Areas

Armed conflict in Burma’s Karen, Shan and Kachin States continues to fuel large‐scale displacement of civilians both internally and into neighbouring countries. Between 5,000 and 7,000 civilians remain in temporary […]

August 31, 2011  •  By Back Pack Health Worker Team  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ordered Out: The Costs of Building Burma’s Upper Paunglaung Dam

A group of European and Chinese investors is currently building a dam to power Burma’s military capital which will force 8,000 mostly indigenous people from their homes by October this year. The forced relocation will leave villagers destitute: each household must tear down their home and abandon their farm fields […]

May 31, 2011  •  By Kayan New Generation Youth  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

8,000 People to be Displaced by European-Chinese Dam Project in Burma

Military authorities in Burma have ordered 8,000 people to move from their homes in preparation for a hydroelectric dam being constructed by European and Chinese companies that will power the country’s new capital of Nay Pyi Taw […]

May 31, 2011  •  By Kayan New Generation Youth  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Stop Damming Burma’s Rivers

Burma Rivers Network is calling on foreign investors to immediately stop plans to build large dams on Burma’s major rivers and their tributaries, as these dams will have huge social and environmental impacts across the country, and fuel Burma’s decades-long civil war […]

March 14, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Three More Villages Being Shifted from Myitsone Dam Site

The Burmese military junta in its relentless effort to continue with the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam project in Northern Burma, Kachin State is forcing three more villages to relocate from the site […]

June 9, 2010  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Abuse, Poverty and Migration: Investigating Migrants’ Motivations to Leave Home in Burma

This report analyses the root causes of large-scale migration by Burmese workers that find employment in Thailand and other countries in the region. Identifying these root causes has important implications for the assistance and protection of these migrants […]

June 10, 2009  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤