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MYANMAR / FLOODS

Excessive rainfall in late July has disrupted life in Milongkyaung Village, an island in Central Myanmar where some 1,700 people live.  Rice fields were submerged during the flooding, destroying this year's rice crop, and wrecking homes in the aftermath. UNTV

20 Aug 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / MYANMAR FLOODS

Cyclone Komen, which swept across western Myanmar states last week is now known to have caused extensive damage, including to areas that are home to thousands of displaced people.  The UN Refugee Agency, the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs and other partners are still assessing the impact on the existing displaced populations in Rakhine and [...]

4 Aug 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ZEID ON REFUGEES

The UN's top human rights chief urged the world to pay renewed attention to the plight of the world's sea migrants at a speech in Geneva, Tuesday.  He called for a “less mean-spirited response.”  UNTV CH

26 May 2015 | Read More »

INDONESIA / ROHINGYA REFUGEES

UN Refugee Agency welcomed the commitment announced Wednesday by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to resolve the issue of the thousands of refugees and migrants stranded in boats in the Bay of Bengal and off the coast of Southeast Asia. UNHCR

20 May 2015 | Read More »

OHCHR / MYANMAR

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein today warned that Myanmar seems headed in the wrong direction and needed urgently to get back on track. OHCHR

25 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / GING MYANMAR

Upon his return from Myanmar, OCHA Director of Operations John Ging called for an "equitable and just solution" to the citizenship crisis in Rakhine State, where over 800,000 persons are estimated to be without citizenship. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / MYANMAR KANG

During her recent visit toMyanmar, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang urged authorities to ensure that the perpetrators of the attack in March on UN and non-governmental organization (NGO) premises in Sittwe are brought to justice. She said “unless that particular case is dealt with thoroughly and the signal is sent out that there will be [...]

17 Jun 2014 | Read More »

MYANMAR / FUNDING

World Bank president Jim Yonk Kim visited Myanmar for the first time, where he announced plans for US$2 billion multi-year development program. The majority of Myanmar's poorest citizens don't have access to basic services such as healthcare and electricity. World Bank

27 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MYANMAR DEATH SENTENCE

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) welcomed the Myanmar Government's decision to commute all death sentences previously imposed by courts to life imprisonment. CH UNTV

10 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN/ MYANMAR HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations expert on Myanmar today (25 October) cautioned that the situation in Rakhine State is feeding a winder anti-Muslim narrative in the country which threatens the ongoing reform process aimed at a more open and broad-based democracy. UNTV

25 Oct 2013 | Read More »

 

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