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Posts Tagged ‘Internally Displaced People’ (52 found)

Action Needed On Humanitarian Aid Restrictions In Burma

As Cyclone Mahasen threatens millions of people in Bangladesh and Burma, including tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Rakhine State, Burma Campaign UK today called on the British government and international community to take action to force President Thein Sein to allow unrestricted humanitarian aid […]

May 15, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Humanitarian Aid Denied

This week’s ceasefire talks between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Burma Government are a positive step in what has been a devastating conflict rife with human rights abuses, displacement and death. While these talks have been praised by both international governments and the United Nations, there remain many obstacles to a sustainable political settlement and lasting peace.

Hostilities are still occurring and combatants continue to resupply, increasing tensions in an already frail situation. One positive step that has been taken is the allowance of aid to those in KIA-held areas affected by the conflict. Though it should be stated that the size and scope of this aid needs to conform to the needs identified on the ground and if all of those affected will receive adequate help is yet to be determined. It is estimated that over 160,000 people have been displaced over the course of fighting. These people are living in makeshift camps and without emergency aid are at great risk of humanitarian tragedy […]

February 11, 2013  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. 1/2013 on Humanitarian Assistance for the Conflict Victims of the Kachin State

A four-member team of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) visited Kachin State from 8 to 10 December, 2011 for the first time in order to observe at first hand the civil population who displaced as a result of armed skirmishes […]

January 18, 2013  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Organization’s Statement on Thein Sein Government and Burmese Army Airstrike Attacks Against Kachin Civilians and KIO/KIA

Since June 2011, Burmese troops started war against Kachin Independence Army (KIA) as Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) became a government after 2010 election. Kachin Independence Organization the political wing of KIA sincerely conduct peace talk […]

December 31, 2012  •  By 11 Kachin Community Based Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Refugee Agency Urges Calm Amid Latest Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The United Nations refugee agency has called for an immediate return to calm in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where ongoing inter-communal violence has uprooted more than 35,000 people […]

November 2, 2012  •  By UNHCR  •  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 ➤

New Violence in Arakan State

Human Rights Watch identified 811 destroyed structures on the eastern coastal edge of Kyauk Pyu following arson attacks reportedly conducted on October 24, 2012, less than 24 hours before the satellite images were captured. The area of destruction measures 35 acres and includes 633 buildings and 178 houseboats and floating barges adjacent on the water, all of which were razed.

October 27, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Destination Unknown: Hope and Doubt Regarding IDP Resettlement in Mon State

The growing optimism surrounding Burma’s political and social transitions has begun to be accompanied by ambitions to resettle displaced communities along the country’s border with Thailand. As the notion and its attendant proposals continue to proliferate, it seems timely to assess how the communities directly affected by this prospect feel about resettlement […]

October 18, 2012  •  By Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report Highlights Mon IDP Perspectives on Resettlement

This week, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) released a report featuring the voices of 61 Mon internally displaced persons (IDPs) who fled from human rights violations in southern Burma, also known as Myanmar. The report analyzes testimonies regarding perspectives of resettlement and the current situation in their IDP communities, and revealed that just under half of interviewees who discussed relocation were willing to move (47%), while the others wanted to remain in their current villages (53%) […]

October 15, 2012  •  By Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤