August 31st, 2017
August 25th, 2017Burma:
- In a major development for Burma, Rohingya militants have staged coordinated attacks on police outposts, killing 12 security personnel. There is a fear that the backlash could mirror that of the backlash after the October 2016 attack, in which thousands of civilians were raped, killed, and displaced.
August 18th, 2017Saturday 19 August is World Humanitarian Day, a global campaign advocating for aid workers who risk their lives to work in war-torn countries, and innocent civilians whose lives and communities are ripped apart by conflict....
August 11th, 2017
August 4th, 2017Burma
- Body count rises to six in latest northern Arakan violence. The buddhists are believed to have stumbled upon a camp for Rohingya Muslim militants.
- People have the right to criticize a democratically elected government, Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday amid criticism of her government’s lack of progress and failure to protect press freedom.
July 28th, 2017here. Burma
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April 13th, 2017
- Sudan, Burma and Nigeria, all countries that HART works in, have all ranked in the top 5 countries at most risk of experiencing a new episode of genocide – Yemen and Afghanistan make up the rest
- China and Burma have reached an agreement on an oil pipeline between the neighbouring countries after almost a decade of talks, with the project due to start “very quickly”, Chinese vice foreign minister Liu Zhenmin said on Monday
- Three civilians were shot dead in northern Shan State’s Kyaukme Township during armed clashes between Burmese government forces and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) on Sunday
- A ferry, which was carrying around 66 people, capsized in the Ngawun River near Pathein after colliding with a boat carrying gravel around 7:30 p.m.
March 24th, 2017
- The United Nations human rights council is to investigate alleged human rights abuses by Myanmar’s army against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. Some 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh in the last six months, and the UN has gathered accounts of gang rapes and mass killings.
March 17th, 2017
- A close associate of murdered Myanmar lawyer Ko Ni says the constitutional expert was working on a plan to weaken the military’s political power when he was gunned down at Yangon’s airport
- Between ten and twenty thousand Burmese refugees have flooded into the outskirts of Nansan, China, over the past week, after renewed violence in Myanmar’s Shan State between government forces and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army
- Reports that Burma is using bureaucratic means to expel its Rohingya Muslim minority from the country through “Conducting a household survey – where those absent may be struck off the list” that could be the only legal proof of their status in Myanmar
- China’s Special Envoy for Asian Affairs, Sun Guoxiang, asked the Northern Alliance to stop fighting with the Burma Army at a meeting in Kunming, China, having previously met with the United Wa State Army (UWSA) the MNDAA on Tuesday
- Two civilians were killed and two others were injured in fresh clashes between the Burma Army and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in the village of Nam Phat Kha in Kutkai Township of northern Shan State on Tuesday
- Children as young as 10 years old are among hundreds of Rohingya Muslims detained on charges of consorting with insurgents
- Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has told parliament that he has resumed his duties following seven weeks of medical leave in Britain