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900 Burmese Residents Forced into Hiding

06/03/2011

According to a new report released this week by the Free Burma Rangers, 900 residents of northwestern Burma have been forced into hiding due to a brutal military campaign in the area that indiscriminately targets civilians. These villagers are experiencing food and water shortages, and cannot return to their homes.

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In Zimbabwe, Cholera Remains Major Threat

04/20/2011

The World Bank in Zimbabwe is piloting a new project aimed at averting another cholera crisis like the massive outbreak the country experienced in 2008.

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UN: Sri Lankan Army Targeted Civilians, Hospitals, Aid Workers

04/20/2011

Credible evidence uncovered by a United Nations panel and featured in The New York Times proves that the Sri Lankan Army targeted civilians, shelled hospitals, and attacked aid workers in the final months of the country's 26 year-long civil war.

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Bangladeshi policy discriminates against persecuted Burmese Muslims

03/30/2011

Persecuted Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Bangladesh face a new grave threat to their safety and security: institutional discrimination in the form of a mandatory, country-wide ID card policy

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Excessive Use of Force: Tear Gas and Bird Shot in Panama

08/04/2010

The promulgation in June of controversial Law 30, which weakens unions and potentially limits the right to strike in Panama, triggered mass protests leaving several dead and scores wounded. According to eyewitness accounts, the Panamanian government reportedly sent in 300 National Police to disband several thousand peaceful demonstrators among Bocas Fruit Company union members in Changuinola (Bocas del Toro province) on 8 July 2010.

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