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Posts Tagged ‘Humanitarian Assistance’ (73 found)

Burma: Crisis in Arakan State Highlighted in British Parliament

The human rights and humanitarian crisis in Arakan State, western Burma, was highlighted today in the British Parliament at a meeting chaired by Baroness Kinnock, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy in Burma.

Speakers included Benedict Rogers, East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), Maung Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, and Chris Lewa of the Arakan Project […]

June 27, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

China/Burma: Kachin Refugees Lack Aid, Face Abuses

Allow Humanitarian Agencies Unfettered Access

Several thousand ethnic Kachin refugees from Burma are isolated in Yunnan, China, where they are at risk of return to a conflict zone and lack needed humanitarian aid. The Chinese government should immediately provide temporary protection and allow United Nations and humanitarian agencies unhindered access to Kachin refugees in Yunnan who have fled wartime abuses in Burma […]

June 25, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Meet Immediate Humanitarian Needs and Address Systemic Discrimination

As the situation in northern Rakhine State remains very tense, Myanmar authorities should ensure full and unfettered humanitarian access to displaced people, and conduct an independent and impartial investigation into recent communal violence, Amnesty International said in a statement today […]

June 19, 2012  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Philippine Activists Call to End Humanitarian Crisis in Kachin State and Sectarian-Violence Between Buddhists and Muslims in Arakan

“The recent humanitarian crisis in Kachin state and the worsening sectarian violence in Arakan clearly illustrate that despite the perceived democratic reforms, human rights violations continue to thrive in Burma. Today, we offer this birthday candle for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to give a light of hope to the peoples of Arakan and Kachin who still live in darkness” […]

June 19, 2012  •  By Free Burma Coalition - Philippines and Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

WFP Scales Up Response To Rakhine Displacement In Myanmar

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has expanded distributions of emergency food supplies to thousands of people displaced by inter-communal violence in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine State. In a remote region, short of basic infrastructure, WFP moved early to reach those affected and will scale up operations further in the coming days […]

June 19, 2012  •  By United Nations World Food Program  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNHCR Gears Up for Humanitarian Response in Myanmar

Following the sudden escalation of violence some 10 days ago, the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state remains tense. The efforts of Myanmar authorities to restore law and order are continuing. There are, however, reports of sporadic incidents and violence.

According to initial government estimates, at least 48,000 people have been displaced by the violence that erupted last week. We expect this number to continue to grow as further information becomes available […]

June 19, 2012  •  By UN High Commissioner for Refugees  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi’s Visit to Britain, Urges UK Government to Increase Aid for Burma’s Refugees

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today welcomed Aung San Suu Kyi’s arrival in the United Kingdom and urged the British government to heed her call for increased aid to Burmese refugees along the Thailand-Burma border, which was made in her Nobel Peace Prize Lecture in Oslo on 16 June […]

June 18, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UK Must Double Refugee Funding In Response To Suu Kyi Call

Burma Campaign UK today called on Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development, to respond to Aung San Suu Kyi’s call in her Nobel Peace Prize speech for increased funding for refugees from Burma by doubling funding for the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC), which provides food and shelter to the refugees […]

June 16, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the Current Peace Process and Implementation of Mega-development Projects in Karen Areas of Burma

From June 5-7, 2012, over sixty people, including local democratically-elected development committee leaders, representing about 7,000 villagers from 23 villages in two townships, met at the Karen State-Thai border to discuss the current peace negotiation process between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the government. The purpose of the forum, facilitated by Karen civil society, was to allow input by Karen farmers and other community-based groups into the current peace process and publicly share this with all relevant stakeholders […]

June 11, 2012  •  By Karen People's Forum  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin and Supporters Protest at Embassy in Bangkok; Deliver Letter to President Thein Sein

Around 40 people staged a protest at the Burmese Embassy in Bangkok today to criticize the ongoing armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Kachin State. The protesters, members of the Kachin community in Bangkok and representatives from the Overseas National Students of Burma, read out a statement and the text of a letter addressed to President Thein Sein calling for an end to the crisis situation […]

June 5, 2012  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤