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Posts Tagged ‘ASEAN’ (637 found)

Burma: Land Rights Activists Are Newest Political Prisoners

(Bangkok) – Burmese authorities should immediately stop using abusive laws on association and expression to halt the activities of land rights activists, Human Rights Watch said today. The recent arbitrary arrest of a prominent land rights advocate in Karen State exemplifies the government’s persecution of vocal opponents of land grabs by officials and their business associates […]

August 15, 2015  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar : Floods Emergency Situation Report (No.4)

Flood situation in BurmaAs of 13 August, the NDMC reports that over 1,350,000 people have been severely affected by floods and landslides in July and August. This includes a cumulative number of over 297,000 households that have been or remain temporarily displaced during this period […]

August 14, 2015  •  By United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on Floods in Myanmar

(Yangon, 12 August 2015) Today I returned from Kale Township in Sagaing Region, where I visited communities affected by the floods and observed ongoing relief efforts. I was joined by government officials, several ambassadors, NGOs and UN colleagues […]

August 12, 2015  •  By UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Humanitarian Aid not Political Maneuvering

flooding in Burma This year’s monsoon rains have hit Burma harder than most years in the country’s history, leading to the worst natural disaster since Cyclone Nargis in 2008. So far, nearly 100 people have died from the severe flooding caused by heavy rains and flash floods and over one million people have been affected in all but two of Burma’s 14 states and regions since June 2015. Approximately 1.2 million acres of rice fields have been destroyed including large parts of Burma’s “rice bowl,” the Irrawaddy Delta, and nearly 14,000 educational institutions have been temporarily shut down due to this natural disaster […]

August 11, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Floods Emergency Situation Report ( No.2)

Flood in BurmaAs of 7 August, the Government of Myanmar’s Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) reports that close to
590,000 people have been severely affected by monsoonal floods across 12 of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions
since mid-July. This includes a cumulative number of 122,200 households that have been or remain temporarily
displaced during this period. More than 17 million people live in townships that have been inundated by floods in
July and August, according to RRD. At least 96 people are confirmed to have died in the floods since June.

August 8, 2015  •  By United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rohingya Flood Victims Abandoned by Burmese Government

Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK is receiving reports from Rakhine State indicating that the Burmese government has abandoned most Rohingya victims of the floods and is focusing instead on assisting only ethnic Rakhine […]

August 7, 2015  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organization UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thein Sein, Shwe Mann, Should Reveal 1988 Role and Military History

On the 27th anniversary of the crushing of the pro-democracy uprising on 8/8/88, Burma Campaign UK is calling on President Thein Sein, Speaker Shwe Mann, and all election candidates or potential Presidential candidates with a military background to publish their military records in full and their role in the crushing of the pro-democracy uprising in 1988 […]

August 7, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

End of Mission Statement Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

I conclude my third official visit to the country as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar as the country is coming to grips with the scale of destruction and loss of human life caused by the floods. I conveyed my deepest sympathies and profound sadness to all those I met during the mission and wish to renew those sentiments publicly now and particularly to the families of the victims and all those who have been affected by this disaster […]

August 7, 2015  •  By Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Anger Over NLD Candidate Picks Spills Into Pakokku’s Streets

MANDALAY — More than 300 people, including members of the National League of Democracy (NLD), staged a demonstration on Friday in Pakokku, Magwe Division, to voice dissatisfaction over the opposition party’s roster of local candidates set to contest Burma’s general election later this year.

August 7, 2015  •  By Zarni Mann / The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Opening Remarks: The 9th Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) Negotiations

ပထမဆံုးအေနနဲ႔ေျပာခ င္တာကေတာ့ အခုလက္ရ ိျပည္နယ္နဲ႔တုိင္းေဒသၾကီးအေတာ္မ် ားမ် ားမွ ာ ႀကံ်ဳေတြ႔ေန ရတဲ့ ေရေဘးဒုကၡေတြအတြက္ ကြ ်န္မတို႔အေနနဲ႔အင္မတန္မ စိတ္မေကာင္းျဖစ္ရျပီး ကယ္ဆယ္ေရးလုပ္ငန္း ေတြမွ ာလည္း အစုိးရအေနနဲ႔အေကာင္းဆံုးလုပ္ေဆာင္ေနတယ္လုိ႔ယံုၾကည္ပါတယ္။ ကြ ်န္မတို႔အေနနဲ႔ပံ့ပိုး ႏိုင္သည္မွ ာကိုလည္း တတ္အားသေရြ႕ပါ၀င္ပံ့ပိုးႏုိင္ဖို႔စိတ္ဆႏၵရွိပါတယ္ […]

August 6, 2015  •  By Ethnic Armed Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤