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UN and Myanmar agree on Rohingya return
Jun 08, 2018 An Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the government of Myanmar and the United Nations for creating the right conditions for the safe return of over 700,000 Rohingya refugees, in case they are willing to return to their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine province.
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Talk to Myanmar instead of pressuring us: Bangladesh PM
Aug 13, 2012 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her call to Britain and the countries concerned about Rohingya refugees to talk to the Myanmar government regarding the refugee issue instead of pressuring Bangladesh.
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World Bank grant could ‘exacerbate’ problems in border regions
Aug 14, 2012 Civil society groups have urged the World Bank to exercise caution before pressing ahead with their plans to pump $85 million into community projects in Burma’s conflict-torn border regions or risk “exacerbating” local problems.
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Assist, protect Rohingya refugees: HRW tells Bangladesh
Aug 23, 2012 Human Rights Watch has requested the government of Bangladesh to immediately cease its punitive restrictions on international organizations providing life saving humanitarian aid to the more than 200,000 Rohingya muslims in Bangladesh.
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Myanmar frees two UN employees
Aug 31, 2012 Two local UN staff have been released after being sentenced in a Burmese court for involvement in sectarian violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, says the UN.
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Fresh sectarian riots break out in Burma
Mar 22, 2013 A fresh wave of riots swept through the northern part of Burma yesterday. This time, the riots between the Muslim community and the Buddhist community broke out in the northern town of Meikhtila.
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Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads
Aug 24, 2012 Always an enigma, Myanmar has always fascinated many. Benedict Rogers' first-hand journalistic account of Burma brings out the many complex facets of the country; and shows a nation at the crossroads of change.
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UN to support democratic process in Myanmar
Aug 02, 2012 With winds of change blowing across Myanmar, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Ashok Nigam says that the UN will support the government and the people of the country in a process that will lead them to a democratic and free society.
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$1 million partnership to empower women in Burma
Aug 02, 2012 The Abbott Fund announces $1 million partnership with the Secretary's International Fund for women and girls to empower women in Burma.
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Bangladesh bans foreign charities helping Rohingyas
Aug 02, 2012 Bangladesh has ordered three international charities to stop providing aid to Rohingya refugees who cross the border to flee persecution and violence in Myanmar, an official said on Thursday.
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Phosphorus in copper mine crackdown: Suu Kyi probe
Mar 21, 2013 An official parliamentary report in Burma has found that police used smoke bombs containing phosphorus during a protest against a Chinese-backed mine.
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UN envoy meets displaced residents in Arakan state
Feb 14, 2013 The United Nation’s Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Burma Tomas Quintana travelled to western Burma’s Arakan state yesterday, where he visited internally displaced person (IDP) camps and met with an incarcerated Muslim community leader.
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Myanmar: UN calls for probe into rights abuses
Jul 17, 2013 UN expert welcomes end to border force, calls for probe into rights abuses.
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USD 5.3 million more for Myanmar's displaced
Dec 04, 2012 The UN system has given the funding from its Central Emergency Response Fund to assist displaced persons in Myanmar.
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Myanmar's Rohingya people: A story of desperation
Jun 25, 2013 The Rohingya Muslim community of Myanmar has been condemned to live a life of drudgery for quite a long time due to their appalling living conditions. According to a Human Rights report, the situation seems to be a clear case of ‘ethnic cleansing’.
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Investment, discretion and Burma’s future economic development
Nov 26, 2012 Burma’s newly approved new Foreign Investment Law (FIL), will play a pivotal role in the development of the country, writes Jared Bissinger.
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Burma to amend controversial publishing law
Jan 16, 2013 The Burmese government has pledged to amend the draconian publishing law that requires all publications to register with and submit copies to the censorship board, but will stop short of abolishing the legislation.
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Myanmar rolls out red carpet for US President Obama
Nov 19, 2012 President Barack Obama would announce a $170 million development aid pledge to Myanmar, US officials said.
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Burma forms committee to tackle corruption
Jan 09, 2013 Burmese President Thein Sein has announced the formation of a committee to tackle corruption in Burma’s notoriously secretive government bodies, state media said today.
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UN aid reaches conflict-affected people in Myanmar
Mar 04, 2013 The relief team distributed tarpaulins for shelter, blankets, mosquito nets, cooking sets, clothes and sanitary items in Kachin areas.
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