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Topic: Burma

July 22nd, 2016

News Round-Up 22/07/16

News from HART Burma
  • The Burma Army has claimed responsibility for 5 civilian deaths in Shan State.

July 19th, 2016

Burma’s Jade is lucrative business but will its people ever see the benefit?

The wealth of Burma Burma’s vast jade industry is among the murkiest in the world. In the top echelons of this sector, corruption is high and accountability low. The exact amount of wealth generated by Burmese jade was for a long time unknown. However, research by Global Witness indicated that the value of the trade could have been as much as US$31 billion in 2014 alone....

July 15th, 2016

News Round-Up 15/07/16

News from HART
  • Deadlines for Communications & Fundraising Executive and PA to Baroness Cox coming up this weekend! Click here for more information.
  • Volunteer for HART this summer! See here for ways you can get involved.
  • This week, we have been closely monitoring the escalating conflict in South Sudan.

July 8th, 2016

News Round-Up 08/07/16

News from HART
  • We are hiring! HART is currently recruiting a creative and dynamic Communications and Fundraising Executive. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 18th July. Please download the application pack here: www.hart-uk.org/about-you/jobs
  • Two mosques in Burma have suffered arson attacks over the past two weeks.

June 24th, 2016

News Round-Up 24/06/16

  • Aung San Suu Kyi announced on Wednesday that officials should now refer to the Rohingya minority as, ‘people who believe in Islam in Rakhine state’. Burma has been condemned for policies of discrimination against the Rohingya.
  • Thailand will continue to house over 100,000 Burmese refugees.

June 3rd, 2016

News Round-Up 03/06/16

  • The Irrawaddy reports on human rights abuses in Chang Mai. The Burma Army is accused of conducting extra-judicial killings, beatings and bombings.
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May 31st, 2016

HART Thailand-Burma Borderlands Visit Report – May 2016

HART visited our partners and other civil society organisations working in Shan, Kachin, Karen and Karenni states in Burma and with refugees in Thailand in May 2016. Download our full visit report below. Summary:
  • Fighting continues in Shan, Kachin and Rakhine states.

May 27th, 2016

News Round-Up 27/05/16

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May 24th, 2016

Baroness Cox asked the House of Lords about issues in Sudan and Burma

Yesterday, Baroness Cox asked the British Government for their position on military attacks on civilians in the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains, Sudan and aid spending in Burma. You can read Lady Cox and other Peers’ questions and the Government’s replies below....

May 20th, 2016

News Round-Up 20/05/16

News from HART See our latest blog on Burma, accompanied with an infographic. Burma ...
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