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Sustainability is not a choice, but a necessity
Feb 12, 2014 South Asian region is most vulnerable to climate change impact, warns Thet Thet Zin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar.
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Opium farming surges in Myanmar
Feb 01, 2010 Increased opium cultivation in northern Myanmar is creating widespread addiction among youths and men, according to a new report by the Palaung Women's Organisation. Produced by a team of ethnic women, it reveals that opium fields are flourishing not only in insurgent areas, but also in Junta strongholds.
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Myanmar: Livelihoods key to cyclone recovery
Feb 11, 2010 A report, released on 9th February, says that restoration of livelihoods is critical for the recovery of thousands who have survived the 2008 Cyclone Nargis. It urges aid and humanitarian support agencies to prioritise this along with successful health, nutrition and water interventions.
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Millions still homeless in Myanmar
Feb 17, 2010 The International Organization for Migration has raised an appeal for USD 17 million to provide shelter to 100,000 cyclone-affected families in Myanmar. Last week a periodic review was launched by the Tripartite Core Group calling for donor support to rehabilitate those left homeless.
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Myanmar bars Suu Kyi from polls
Mar 10, 2010 The new election law issued by Myanmar's junta bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and more than 2,000 other political prisoners from contesting polls planned this year. Approved on Tuesday, it prevents prisoners, members of religious orders, and members of insurgent groups from joining political parties.
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Myanmar: Unsafe abortions leading cause of maternal mortality
Mar 15, 2010 The latest survey by UNICEF shows that Maternal Mortality remains persistently high in Myanmar and complications arising from unsafe abortions are the third leading cause of maternal death. While there have been gains in last two decades, a lot remains to be done.
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Myanmar: UN Investigator voices concern over rights violations
Mar 17, 2010 In a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, a special investigator has accused the Burmese government of gross violations of rights of political parties, prisoners of conscience and ethnic minorities. He stressed that an international commission of inquiry should look into these abuses.
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Suu Kyi against party registering for elections
Mar 24, 2010 Soon after Myanmar’s highest court refused to accept a lawsuit filed by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party seeking to revoke the five election laws, which were enacted earlier this month, the pro-democratic leader has opposed her party registering for the forthcoming elections under the junta’s unjust laws.
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Burma urged to carry free and fair polling
Mar 26, 2010 Following the meeting of group of 15 nations, which urged for inclusive, participatory and transparent elections, UN Secretary General has asked the Burmese government to create conditions for credible elections. The new election laws ban political prisoners such as Suu Kyi from taking part in the poll.
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Myanmar's main opposition party boycotts elections
Mar 31, 2010 Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy has refused to register under the “unjust” electoral laws, which bans political prisoners from participating in electoral process. The laws also ban members of religious orders and civil servants from joining political parties.
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Myanmar: Thousands forced to relocate for dam
Apr 07, 2010 The Myitsone Dam in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State will leave more than 15,000 over 60 villages displaced without proper resettlement plans. With the May deadline, many residents are opposing its construction, due to the lack of information on compensation, and its impact on biodiversity.
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Displaced Burmese children cloaked in trauma
Apr 09, 2010 Attacks by the Burmese military have led to the displacement of a large number of people, mostly children. Many orphaned or injured during the attacks suffer from psychological trauma and the absence of any policy on displaced children is preventing a quick recovery.
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Burma's Chin villagers face persecution by junta
Apr 21, 2010 People of the Chin State in Burma have been subjected to abuse and persecution for decades as part of a Burmese government policy to suppress the villagers and their ethnic identity. Activists and refuges are coming out to narrate their stories to the world and provide them with support.
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Myanmar: Aid gap threatens cyclone recovery plan
May 03, 2010 Long term recovery and placing efforts in the cyclone hit areas of Myanmar are threatened by severe shortage of aid. Only one-third of the required aid for a three-year recovery plan had been received. The military government of Myanmar also continues to hinder efforts in providing humanitarian support.
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Myanmar says farewell to neonatal tetanus
Jun 02, 2010 While maternal and neonatal tetanus remains a major public health concern in many countries, Myanmar has successfully eliminated it, says a report by UNICEF. It is the second country in East Asia after Vietnam to achieve the elimination status which marks the safety of mothers and newborns in the country.
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Myanmar to take back 9,000 refugees
Dec 30, 2009 Myanmar has agreed to take back 9,000 Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh. Rohingyas are not recognised as an ethnic minority by the military-led regime and are frequently subjected to human rights abuse, depriving them of free movement, education and employment.
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Myanmar: Ignorance jeopardises Chin children's health
Jan 25, 2010 Poverty, low levels of literacy, and low accessibility to health services are compounded by lack of knowledge about health, hygiene and nutrition, exposing Myanmar's poorest children to deadly diseases.
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Myanmar releases 13,274 prisoners
Jan 06, 2014 The released inmates who were granted amnesty by U Thein Sein, President of Myanmar, were serving various prison terms.
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Myanmar rejects appeal for Aung Suu Kyi's release
May 05, 2009 Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is likely to remain under house arrest, as the military junta in Myanmar has rejected an appeal for her release. The Nobel Peace laureate has spent more than 13 years in detention for the ‘crime’ of demanding democracy.
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UN conspicuously silent on Myanmar's child victims
May 08, 2009 A New York-based organisation in its report has castigated the UN for remaining silent on the issue of violation of children’s rights in Myanmar. It urges the world body to “move swiftly” so that rape, abduction and recruitment of children in warfare could be immediately stopped.
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Burmese leader Suu Kyi faces trial
May 18, 2009 Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be jailed for up to five years for allegedly breaking the conditions of her house arrest. Critics say this is yet another attempt by the military junta to silence dissent before the promised multi-party elections in 2010.
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Severe water crisis in Myanmar's cyclone-hit areas
May 20, 2009 A year after Cyclone Nargis tore through Myanmar, survivors continue to face severe water scarcity. Aid agencies say that the work of cleaning and repairing of ponds that serve as the main source of water has not been completed.
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Burmese migrant children missing out on education
Jun 16, 2009 Language barrier and poverty are one of the main reasons because of which children of Burmese migrants in Thailand remain out of schools. Local NGOs have opened learning centres but the ministry of education does not recognise them.
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UN chief for release of political prisoners in Myanmar
Jul 01, 2009 Ahead of his visit to Myanmar, UN chief has urged the military junta to release all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi. He is also likely to make a pitch for creating a political atmosphere conducive to the holding of credible elections next year.
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Burmese leader Suu Kyi's trial resumes
Jul 10, 2009 After a six-week break, the trial of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has resumed. The military junta has refused to heed the pleas made by UN chief Ban Ki-moon during his visit to the country for the release of all political prisoners, including her.
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Amidst poverty illegal lottery flourishes in Myanmar
Jul 21, 2009 There is a sense of hopelessness in Myanmar as people are resorting to illegal lotteries to earn quick money to ease their economic hardship. In many cases the betting leads to domestic violence and the selling of children's labour in return for credit.
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Myanmar to hold peace talks in China with Kachin rebels
Feb 04, 2013 The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) said on Saturday it had agreed to hold talks with Myanmar's government in China next week, to try to end stubborn conflict with the military that has intensified in the past two months.
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Economic reforms and peace in Burma
Aug 20, 2010 United States Institute of Peace report Can Economic Reform Open a Peaceful Path to Ending Burma’s Isolation? points out how Burma’s economy could provide a viable entry point for effective international assistance to promote peace. The study finds engagement of the international community significant for national reconciliation.
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Cyclone victims remain shelterless in Myanmar
Jun 11, 2010 Issues such as funding gap and lack of knowledge about land laws which are surrounding the rehabilitation of cyclone victims in Myanmar has made the devastation grow more profound. Assistance in form of raising awareness about land laws is proving to be effective in meeting the resettlement challenges.
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Burma's empty rice bowl
Jul 07, 2010 Once a leading rice exporter, Burma’s waning glory has been a story of declining yields, indebted farms, and falling incomes. With development initiatives not adequate to fill the gaps in the region, it has sown desperation among farmers and stunted economic growth in the countryside.
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