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Posts Tagged ‘Refugees’ (118 found)

China: Refugees Forcibly Returned to Burma

Thousands of Kachin at Risk From Conflict, Abuses, Aid Shortages 

China should stop its forced returns of thousands of ethnic Kachin refugees to northern Burma, where they are at risk from armed hostilities, Burmese army abuses, and lack of aid […]

August 24, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  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 ➤

Press Release on Peace Signature Campaign

A public peace process is needed in Burma to restore hope for IDPs, Refugees and every citizens in Burma…

Today, the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) marks World Refugee Day; calling for public participation to ensure a genuine and sustainable peace process in Burma and to release the press statement on WLB organized Peace Signature Campaign that was launched on February 2012 […]

June 20, 2012  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“Even I Am a Refugee, Listen to My Voice”

The Karen Women Organization (KWO) welcomes another World Refugee Day. For this year the KWO theme is “Even I Am a Refugee, Listen to My Voice”. This theme was chosen by refugee women participants in a KWO training on Refugee Rights and Repatriation held this month […]

June 20, 2012  •  By Karen Women Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Bangladesh: Stop Boat Push-backs to Burma

Children Among Those Facing Forced Return on World Refugee Day

The government of Bangladesh should stop forcibly returning ethnic Rohingya fleeing sectarian violence back to, Human Rights Watch said today. At least 18 Rohingya asylum seekers, including three young children, are in immediate danger of being forcibly returned to Burma on World Refugee Day, June 20 […]

June 20, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Refugees deserve right to choose when to return home

By Khin Ohmar

‘When I met Burmese migrant workers and refugees during my recent visit to Thailand, many cried out: ‘Don’t forget us!”‘ said Aung San Suu Kyi as the world watched her deliver her acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded 21 years ago.

“They meant: ‘don’t forget our plight, don’t forget to do what you can to help us, don’t forget we also belong to your world,”‘ she explained.

The timing could not have been better – today is World Refugee Day.

Today, let us not forget them. Instead, let us remember why people left Myanmar. Let us listen to their voices as rhetoric about positive changes in Myanmar threatens to drown them out […]

June 20, 2012  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

On Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 67th Birthday: 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 […]

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 ➤

Burma and Bangladesh Must Answer Cries for Help

Sectarian violence that erupted a week ago in Arakan State has continued over the last week leading to the displacement of over 30, 000 people in need of shelter, medical assistance and food. In light of the serious humanitarian crisis that faces Rakhine and Rohingya people, international and Bangkok based human rights activists released a statement calling for the international community, including diplomatic missions in Burma and the United Nations, to send independent monitors to assess the situation and take appropriate steps to address any worsening of the situation.

The Asian Human Rights Commission also sent an open letter to Burma and Bangladesh calling on both governments to take a cooperative and humanitarian approach to the violence and to enable the provision of adequate food and health services to the affected populations.

However, despite Vijay Nambiar, the UN’s special envoy, visit to Arakan State, no humanitarian supplies have reached the victims of the violence and Bangladesh has been turning away people fleeing Arakan State, announcing that it will not allow any refugees from Burma on its territory […]

June 18, 2012  •  By Burma Partnership  •  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 ➤