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Posts Tagged ‘UNHCR’ (24 found)

The Situation of Refugees on the Thai-Burma Border

This briefing paper looks at the current situation in Burma’s ethnic areas, the areas that refugees would be returned to, and shows how the conditions are not yet in place for their return. Furthermore, it highlights the need for the refugees to be included in these processes and lays out refugees and community-based organization’s preconditions for their return […]

December 11, 2012  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Refugee Agency Urges Calm Amid Latest Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The United Nations refugee agency has called for an immediate return to calm in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where ongoing inter-communal violence has uprooted more than 35,000 people […]

November 2, 2012  •  By UNHCR  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNHCR (Malaysia) Must Avoid Discrimination

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) today calls for UNHCR (Malaysia) to respect human rights and to avoid discrimination dealing with Burmese refugees from Burma.

Burma is make up with Burmese (Bamar), Kachin, Kayar, Karean, Chin, Mon, Arakan and Shan. Burmese refugees fled from Burma due to military regime’s extreme repression. People of Burma voted for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as their leader and they don’t agree with junta illegitimate rule in Burma. Military regime sees no difference in oppressing people of Burma and always uses ultimate force to crush all the opposition regardless of religion, race or ethnicity.[…]

May 5, 2010  •  By Burma Democratic Concern  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Stateless and starving in Bangladesh

By Richard Sollom
Global Post

The Rohingya are a poor minority stuck between two countries that won’t help them. Who will come to their aid?

Government officials in Bangladesh are preventing charities from delivering food to tens of thousands of starving Burmese refugees living in its southeastern corner, across the river from Burma (*Myanmar). […]

April 8, 2010  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤