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Posts Tagged ‘IDPs’ (93 found)

Laphai Gam Detention Illegal Says United Nations

The United Nations Working Group On Arbitrary Detention has issued a ruling that the Burmese government’s detention of Kachin farmer Laphai Gam is arbitrary, and demanded his immediate release. Burma Campaign UK took his case to the United Nations for review last year […]

January 6, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (2/2013) of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Regarding the Conflict in Kachin State

The Myanmar National Human rights Commission is gratified that the Union Peace-Making Committee and the KIO delegation were able to issue a joint statement at the peace talks held at Shweli (Ruili) of the People’s Republic of China on 11-12 March 2013 and that positive developments were achieved. The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission also whole-heartedly welcomes the statement that the Union Government will accelerate development and rehabilitation tasks in the Kachin State as the process to achieve cease-fire has commenced under said joint statement […]

March 28, 2013  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Facade: An Update on Conflicts, Displacement & Human Rights Violations

This briefer, which covers the period from October 2012 to March 2013, includes the following developments:

  • Regime authorities continue to commit serious human rights violations against Rohingya in Arakan State
  • From December, the regime dramatically intensifies military offensives against the Kachin Independence Army
March 12, 2013  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Visit to Kachin IDP camps: 7 to 24 February 2013

Since the beginning of fighting in Kachin State on June 9th 2011, the Kachin Relief Fund (KRF) has been providing aid direct to IDPs with local actors. The KRF is fulfilling the major gaps using supporters’ donations, while international agencies have been preoccupied with their inability to operate freely in the KIO administrative areas.

The KRF has identified many needy spaces not been covered by the UN relief agencies or the DFID’s funded projects […]

February 24, 2013  •  By The Kachin Relief Fund  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Position Statement of KNU on Current Situation in the Country

The KNU reaffirms deeply its appreciation of effort by current Burma (Myanmar) government and its processes for securing ceasefire and peace with the armed ethnic organizations.

The violent suppression by Myanmar authorities of the ongoing people’s movement relating to Letpadaung Taung Copper Mining Project should never have happened […]

December 4, 2012  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Urgent International Actions to Protect Rohingya People

Burmese government has not only manifestly failed to protect the Rohingya population but it has also been a primary force behind the persecution and destruction of them. Thus the “responsibility to protect Rohingya” lies with the international community. We, therefore, urge upon the international community, UN, OIC, EU, ASEAN, UK, US and all Burma’s neighbours

November 8, 2012  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Women Bear Burden of Displacement in Palaung War Zones

“The Burden of War,” based on interviews with women in three IDP settlements in Manton and Namkham townships, describes the abuses that drove them from their homes, their perilous journey through the jungle and living conditions in the camps, where over 1,000 IDPs from fifteen villages are sheltering.

November 5, 2012  •  By Palaung Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Violence and Threats Block Access to Medical Care in Rakhine State

In the past few days MSF teams, working together with the government and other international and national humanitarian organizations, have assessed the medical needs of thousands of people newly displaced by violence near the city of Sittwe and the surrounding townships. These joint teams provided some food, water, and emergency health assistance, but the displaced people remain extremely vulnerable due to the loss of their homes and other resources.

November 5, 2012  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Renews Calls for Burma’s Crimes Against Humanity to be Investigated as Over 900 Karen Civilians Flee Attacks by Burmese Army

Soldiers from the Burmese Army attacked Tha Dah Der village in Karen State, Eastern Burma on 23 July, burning 50 homes, a school and a church. Over 600 villagers fled as the army advanced, joining 300 more from neighbouring areas whose villages have not yet been attacked, but who have abandoned their homes in fear to seek refuge in the jungle […]

July 27, 2010  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Pre-Election Military Operations by SPDC

The SPDC military junta has started pre-election military operations, targeting the innocent Karen civilians in the Karen State and other KNU areas.

1. On July 23 at 10:00 am, the SPDC troops heavily shelled with mortars Tha-dah-Der village in Papun (Mudraw) District for more than 4 hours […]

July 26, 2010  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤