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Posts Tagged ‘Refugees’ (118 found)

Promoting Reconciliation in Burma

An alliance of humanitarian agencies working with displaced persons from Burma/Myanmar believes the current window of democratic reform is the best opportunity in decades to resolve ethnic conflict. The prospect of a genuine and inclusive process of national […]

October 25, 2011  •  By Thailand Burma Border Consortium  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Detainees Swap between Malaysia and Myanmar

AIPMC notes with serious concern on recent developments of the Malaysian government’s plan to implement the ‘detainees exchange program’ with Myanmar. This plan will result around 1,000 people from Myanmar, detained in Malaysia, deported from the country […]

October 20, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Concerns over Immigration Related Developments that Jeopardize the Security of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Malaysia

We, the undersigned organizations who work closely with refugees and asylum seekers from Burma living in Malaysia, express our deep concern over two recent immigration related developments that jeopardize­­ the security of refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia […]

October 17, 2011  •  By Health Equity Initiative, Lawyers for Liberty, Women's Aid Organisation, Tenaganita, SUARAM, and Malaysian Social Research Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Covered Up War: Atrocities Against the Kachin People

At the same time as Thein Sein’s government is engaging in public relations maneuvers designed to make it appear that reform is taking place, its army is perpetrating atrocities against the Kachin people on a widespread and systematic basis. Seven months […]

October 7, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rohingya Refugees need Urgent Protection

We at BROUK would like to express our serious concern about the attack on Rohingya refugees in Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh on 16th July. A group of villagers from Fawliyapara, in the refugee camp area of Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, armed with wood, pickaxes, Bamboo sticks […]

July 20, 2011  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN Must Address Burma’s Armed Conflict and Human Rights Violations at Upcoming Meetings

Prior to the upcoming 44th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) and 18th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), Burma Partnership has highlighted the continued deterioration of human rights under the military regime and the urgent need for ASEAN to take concrete action against such violations of basic human rights standards and principles included in the ASEAN Charter.

Despite the regime’s claims of a new peaceful democratic order in Burma, opposition politicians remain sidelined and little has changed for the 1,994 political prisoners that remain behind bars. Moreover, ongoing military offensives against ethnic armed groups in Eastern Burma have lead to tens of thousands of displaced civilians, many of whom have faced mounting human rights abuses, including rape, extrajudicial killings, and forced labor. The situation has resulted in refugees fleeing to neighboring Thailand and China, presenting a threat to regional stability […]

July 18, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Conflict Highlights Deep-seated Ethnic Concerns and Dire Need for a Commission of Inquiry

Yesterday, democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her birthday in freedom for the first time in 7 years. However, her 66th birthday was marked by ongoing conflict between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Burma Army that broke a 17-year ceasefire between the two sides.

During an address at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi stated that there are “sparks of war flying” in Burma. With as many as 10,000 civilians displaced by the ongoing conflict in Kachin State, and documented conflict-related human rights violations, the past week’s conflict has only served to further highlight the failure of the regime to address the needs and concerns of ethnic communities in Burma […]

June 20, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Upliftment of the Burmese Refugee community by students from IIT Delhi

On World Refugee Day, a student group from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi has written about their efforts to help the development and economic stability of refugees from Burma living in their city. Please read on for more information about their project.

June 20, 2011  •  By SIFE IIT Delhi  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AIPMC calls for urgent peace talks in Myanmar and real action by ASEAN

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus – AIPMC strongly condemns the decision by the Myanmar government to dispatch heavily armed troops into Kachin State and the concomitant outbreak of fighting, which brings an end to seventeen years of ceasefire between the government and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) […]

June 17, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin women denouncing offensive by the Burmese Army and atrocities against Kachin people

We, the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT), strongly denounce the Burmese military’s offensives against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), and atrocities against civilians including rape, murder and abduction of young men. The Burmese military attack to a KIA post in Eastern Kachin State on the 9th June 2011 and subsequent fighting has driven thousands of civilians out of their homes into the Kachin- China border areas […]

June 17, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤