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Posts Tagged ‘Humanitarian Assistance’ (73 found)

Self-protection under strain: Targeting of civilians and local responses in northern Karen State

The SPDC Army continues to attack civilians and civilian livelihoods nearly two years after the end of the 2005-2008 SPDC Offensive in northern Karen State. In response, civilians have developed and employed various self-protection strategies that have enabled tens of thousands of villagers to survive with dignity and remain close to their homes despite the humanitarian consequences of SPDC Army practices. These protection strategies, however, have become strained, even insufficient, as humanitarian conditions worsen under sustained pressure from the SPDC Army […]

August 31, 2010  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

One Thousand Letters Call On European Commission To Fund Cross-Border Aid

More than 1,000 supporters of Burma Campaign UK have written letters to Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner responsible for European Union aid, calling on the Commission to review its policy of refusing to fund cross-border aid to Burma […]

June 28, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Community-Based Assessment of Human Rights in a Complex Humanitarian Emergency: the Emergency Assistance Teams-Burma and Cyclone Nargis

Cyclone Nargis hit Burma on May 2, 2008, killing over 138,000 and affecting at least 2.4 million people. The Burmese military junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), initially blocked international aid to storm victims, forcing community-based organizations such as the Emergency Assistance Teams-Burma (EAT) to fill the void, helping with cyclone relief and long-term reconstruction. Recognizing the need for independent monitoring of the human rights situation in cyclone-affected areas, particularly given censorship over storm relief coverage, EAT initiated such documentation efforts […]

April 19, 2010  •  By Voravit Suwanvanichkij, Noriyuki Murakami, Catherine I Lee, Jen Leigh, Andrea L Wirtz, Brock Daniels, Mahn Mahn, Cynthia Maung, and Chris Beyrer  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤