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Posts Tagged ‘Displacement’ (110 found)

Fighting between Tatmadaw and DKBA soldiers along the Asian Highway displaces villagers in Dooplaya District, July 2015

This News Bulletin describes the displacement of villagers in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District as a result of fighting that took place during July 2015 between Tatmadaw and Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) soldiers over control of a recently completed section of the Asian Highway […]

September 3, 2015  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

U.S. Government Announces New Increase in Support to World Food Program (WFP) to Help Flood Victims

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace today approved a new contribution of $3 million to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to assist people impacted by devastating floods and heavy rains in Myanmar. Over three thousand, three hundred metric tons of locally procured rice, pulses and salt, along with vegetable oil from the region, will assist people in affected states and regions throughout the country.
Through new and existing activities, the U.S. government will provide over $4.5 million in flood relief and recovery assistance to over 250,000 people impacted by the disaster […]

August 17, 2015  •  By United Nations World Food Program  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Indiscriminate Burma Army Shelling near SSPP/SSA Headquarters Endangers Thousands of Villagers

On August 7, 2015, while critical nationwide ceasefire talks were taking place in Yangon, the Burma Army fired mortar shells towards the headquarters of the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Ke See township, endangering over 3,700 civilians in eight villages […]

August 14, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  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 ➤

Myanmar Political Party Calls For Emergency Fund For Flood Victims in Rakhine State

Severe floods caused by torrential monsoon rains in western Myanmar have killed 10 people, prompting the dominant political party in the hard-hit region to call on Friday for the establishment of an emergency fund for victims […]

July 31, 2015  •  By Radio Free Asia  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire Visits Burma’s Rakhine State

Mr Swire spent Sunday and Monday in Rakhine State, where he met residents of Muslim and Buddhist IDP camps, community leaders and the state government, to assess the current political and humanitarian situation. On Tuesday he met senior government ministers in Naypyidaw […]

July 28, 2015  •  By Foreign & Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

U.S. Embassy Statement on Kachin Fighting

The U.S. Embassy is deeply concerned by reports of intensifying military action in Kachin State and northern Shan State. Continued fighting needlessly puts the lives of vulnerable communities at risk and undermines the trust that will be essential to achieving a nationwide ceasefire agreement […]

July 24, 2015  •  By US Embassy  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

FBR Report: June Update – Mali Yang Offensive Continues

On Saturday, 11 July the Burma Army and Burma Air Force launched an offensive near Mali Yang Village in northern Kachin State […]

July 21, 2015  •  By Free Burma Ranger  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Military Confrontation or Political Dialogue: Consequences of the Kokang Crisis for Peace and Democracy in Myanmar

The renewed violence in the Kokang region of the northern Shan state in February 2015 has had serious repercussions for efforts to solve ethnic conflict in Burma/Myanmar and end the decades-old civil war. The fighting started when troops led by the veteran Kokang leader Pheung Kya-shin (Peng Jiasheng) resurfaced in the Kokang region and attacked government and army positions after an interval of nearly six years […]

July 17, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Resolution – Human Rights Situation of Muslims in Myanmar

Condemns the systematic gross violations of human rights and abuses committed in Rakhine State, in particular against Rohingya Muslims […]

July 10, 2015  •  By UN Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤