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In 2017, UNFPA completed its third country programme in Myanmar - a programme that was extended to six years to become aligned with the country's .... social and economic transition, devastating floods in 2015, continued armed conflict, and one of the world's most acute humanitarian crises in 2017.
Thousands of civilians remain displaced in northern Myanmar amid renewed fighting in recent weeks, many with little access to aid, bringing fresh concerns that the country's peace process has stalled under the current government. Fighting between the Myanmar army, known as the Tatmadaw, and ... Kachin Civil War
A Kachin family displaced by armed conflict sits in font of a temporary shelter near Lung Byeng village, Waimaw township, in northern Myanmar's Kachin ... "Members of the United Nations Security Council must support a resolution referring Burma to the International Criminal Court," said the ...
At 17, he was accepted and served aboard the American-made landing ship HMS Highway, which ferried troops to battle spots in Italy and around the Mediterranean until the war in Europe ended. HMS Highway was then sent to Burma. For Daubney, the war was personal. As a teenager, he experienced ...

LEEDS UNITED HAVE taken the unusual step of announcing that they will take in a post-season tour of Myanmar, to the disgust of fans. The Championship club, currently 12th in the English second tier, will play matches against an MNL All-Star Team and the Myanmar national team, which is ranked 135th ...
And everywhere in this troubled swath of Myanmar's north, there is a growing sense the conflict will only get worse. While the world is focused on the plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, a civil war is raging here, pitting government forces against another of the country's minorities — the Kachins, mostly ...
Members of Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) cannot help war victims hiding within the forest in Tanai area although they visited Aunglot village in the area to provide help, according to elders and MPs. Myitkyina based MRCS members made negotiations with Kachin State government and left ...
A letter issued Monday and endorsed by 32 Kachin associations both in Myanmar and overseas says the 15-member Security Council “must support a resolution referring Burma to the International Criminal Court,” using another name for the country. If they fail to do so, the letter adds, Security Council ...
John Skene, who was born in Kingswood in 1919, fought the Japanese during the Second World War. He was injured when a 600lb shell exploded near his head and suffered headaches right through his life as a consequence. In later life he travelled to India and Burma to visit the graves of his comrades.
For many, Anzac Day will begin with a dawn service, followed later by a game of two-up and maybe even a beer or two. For Aussie veteran Tony Zahra it is mark the culmination of an incredible 300km trek on crutches. The amputee from NSW is today due to arrive at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery in ...
He also travelled to India and Burma to visit the graves of his fallen war comrades where he presented a plaque in their memory in a local cathedral. He also raised money for the Kohima Education Trust and Help for Heroes. He also has a raffle named after him with the Not Forgotten Society. Mr Skene was ...
Fierce competition and cheaper bandwidth have sent broadband prices tumbling – and put some ISPs out of business – but speed and service quality still often lags behind mobile data. By THOMAS KEAN | FRONTIER. WHEN THE Internet in Myanmar website examined broadband prices in November ...
Two former Australian soldiers taken prisoner by the Japanese army in 1942 and sent to work on the Thai-Burma railway have flown out of WA to commemorate Anzac Day about 6,000km away, at the site of their captivity. At 101 and 96 years of age respectively, Harold Martin and Neil McPherson never ...
Yemen's three years of war have been hell for civilians, and as we highlighted last month in these stunning photographs by Benedict Moran, that includes the African migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers who continue to arrive on the country's shores. This week, both Human Rights Watch and the UN's ...
Some 2,000 civilians in Myanmar's war-torn Kachin state trapped in Tanaing township amid fighting between the national army and an ethnic militia are free to return home to their village, which has been cleared by the military, Kachin Chief Minister Khet Aung told RFA's Myanmar Service on Thursday.

A Myanmar NGO has sent a letter to the head of the war-torn Kachin state government calling for the rescue of civilians trapped in a battle zone in ... and are in need of humanitarian supplies, the online news service Democratic Voice of Burma reported on Monday, citing local relief committee organizers.
The possibility of international justice for mass atrocities perpetrated against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar appears closer following the 9 April ... steps to facilitate reconciliation and minimize the risk of recurring armed conflict, including by protecting Sunni civilians in areas previously occupied by ISIL.
Myanmar's government announced that it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees, among 700,000 others who fled to Bangladesh escaping ... the regime over its use of toxic gas, would convince Russia to pressure regime head Bashar Assad into negotiations on ending the seven-year war.
... presidential chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo said “it was in regard to his earlier statement which was more in the nature of sarcasm directed at European and Western countries that criticized the alleged human rights violations (in Myanmar) with no accompanying offer (of) sanctuary to the refugees.
The prosecutor is required to “robustly” prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity, but “with full respect for the sovereignty of states and the limits of its jurisdiction,” it said in an e-mailed response. While Myanmar is not a member of the ICC, Bangladesh is, it said, adding, “An essential element of ...
A new UN report puts Myanmar's armed forces on a U.N. blacklist of government and rebel groups "credibly suspected" of carrying out rapes and other ... The year 2017 "also saw sexual violence continue to be employed as a tactic of war, terrorism, torture and repression," he said, citing conflicts in CAR, ...
Myanmar has expressed "serious concern" over an attempt at the International Criminal Court to open a probe into mass deportations of Rohingya ... Set up in 2002, the ICC is the only permanent war crimes court and acts to prosecute abuses including genocide in countries where national courts ...
Nay Pyi Taw, 4 April 2018- Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) from decades of armed conflicts across Myanmar continue to threaten the lives of children and their families every day in nine out the 14 States known to be contaminated. During an event in Nay Pyi Taw today, organized to ...
They were running from the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) after large numbers of troops were deployed in Lu Thaw Township without warning. Many fled with just the clothes on their backs and a small bundle of possessions. Six battalions have been deployed into Lu Thaw Township, with orders to secure the ...
TRIBUTES have been paid to war veteran, Eddie Straight, who took part in the Allied Invasion, the Liberation of Belsen and the Burma campaign, who has died at the age of 97. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 20 at a retirement home in his hometown of Saltburn. Despite being wounded by ...
Stanley Sasine did not speak about his service in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II until his grandson Adrian Sasine coaxed him into a ... He'd fought in World War II, married his teenage sweetheart, met Frank Sinatra, bought and sold businesses, won the Reader's Digest Sweepstakes, ...
By the same token, Myanmar has been beset by Hybrid War violence in recent months as a result of “Rohingya” “rebel”-terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country's northwestern Rakhine State along the Bangladeshi border, with this sudden conflict prompting the military to decisively intervene and in ...
In fact, as the historian Eugene Ford shows in his book Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America's Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia, the Buddhist world was a ... The religion supplied the symbols of kingship in courts, capitals, and urban centers from Burma (now Myanmar) to Siam (Thailand) to Laos, ...
The mostly Buddhist ethnic group, which shares the state's name, feels it is at the forefront of a cultural war that could see Myanmar turned into an Islamic country. They, along with the military and many others in the country, refer to the Rohingya as Bengalis to assert their view that the group are interlopers.
The anti-protectionism comments come as market sentiment sours with signs of a looming trade war between the United States, China and Europe over U.S. ... Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she would raise human rights concerns with leaders in Myanmar, which has been criticized for its ...
MYANMAR'S economy is still in the woods: The Aung San Suu Kyi-led government has delayed a long-awaited reform to allow foreign companies to purchase ... The author argues that throughout the Cold War, heavily armed insurgents controlled almost all of Myanmar's lengthy borders with China and ...
The Women's League of Burma (WLB) has urged the government to take action against those who are creating religious, ethnic, political, and military ... from Myanmar to put an end to the abuses by the Tatmadaw, the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, and all forms of violence used to keep women ...
Its people and its landscape bear the scars of an almost ceaseless war between the Tatmadaw and the Karen National Union (KNU) and splinter militias. ... Burma Students Democratic fighter and now executive director of the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security and a negotiator in the peace process.
The UN human rights chief on Wednesday called for a new body tasked with preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, after a similar panel was created for the Syrian conflict. The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council has set up multiple investigations and fact-finding ...
To mark International Women's Day, the JPF caught up with Lway Poe Ngeal, General Secretary of the Women's league of Burma, with whom the JPF will shortly be supporting a project to amplify the voice of women in Myanmar's peace process. During many years of negotiations for the Nationwide ...
... led to hundreds of thousands dead and contributed to the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II. And sadly, we are seeing now this same lack of effective diplomacy in Myanmar, formerly Burma, where since last summer 680,000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee a systematic military ...
GENEVA: The UN human rights chief on Wednesday called for a new body tasked with preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, after a similar panel was created for the Syrian conflict. The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council has set up multiple investigations and ...
An international coalition advocating for children in conflict zones urged Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday to put government security forces from Israel, Myanmar and Afghanistan on a U.N. blacklist for killings and other violations of children's rights. Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict ...
The opening of Myanmar will not be complete until peace and stability are achieved in ethnic regions. But as those who have been following the country's long history of civil war know, that is still a distant and elusive dream. Increasingly, however, political observers are not the only ones paying close ...
Bangladesh will send a protest note to Myanmar over an increased security presence near a portion of their border where thousands of Rohingya Muslims ... Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state as possible genocide and ethnic cleansing but has stopped short of outright accusing the army of war crimes.
In Myanmar, insurance policies covering risks such as damage to bank buildings as well as war, terrorism and natural disasters are available at government-owned Myanma Insurance and other private insurance firms. There is also deposit insurance to protect the public's savings at the bank against a ...
THE funeral of a Second World War veteran who was awarded the Burma Star medal will take place next week. Clifford White, 95, passed away on February 10 after a prolonged illness. His funeral service will be held in the central chapel at Landican Cemetery next Thursday, March 8, at 11am.
It said an unnamed UN member state also reported evidence of Myanmar's receipt of a range of conventional weapons from North Korea including ... While Myanmar, also known as Burma, told the panel in 2015 that it only had "normal diplomatic ties" with the DPRK, it reported on July 26, 2017 that it ...
World War II Mass Grave of 'Comfort Women' Documented in Graphic Video Was Discovered in the U.S. ... was filmed by a soldier identified as Private Baldwin of the U.S. Army Signal Corps' 164th Photographic Unit in the Chinese city of Tengchong in the Yunnan province, near the border with Myanmar.
BANGKOK — A bomb exploded at a bank in northern Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least two people and wounding 22 others, military officials said. ... the military of gang-raping ethnic-minority women and forcing ethnic-minority civilians to act as human minesweepers, among other war crimes.
Surrounding the Irrawaddy Valley are a range of border areas home to a plethora of ethnic and religious minorities — almost all of which have sought independence from the central government at one time or another since 1948, when Myanmar, then known as Burma, gained independence from the British.
The activists, representing six civil society organizations, harshly criticized Mr. Zuckerberg in the letter, saying he had mischaracterized Facebook's response to violence-inciting messages in Myanmar and had not devoted sufficient resources to enforcing its hate speech rules in the violence-stricken country.
The United Nations secretary-general for the first time has included Myanmar's military, or Tatmadaw, in his annual list of parties that have committed sexual violence in armed conflict. Presented today to the UN Security Council, the report details conflict-related sexual violence carried out in 2017 by ...


 

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