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Giving Refuge: Reflections on Working with Asylum Seekers


In the newspapers, we read wrenching stories about suffering in faraway places such as Sudan, Rwanda, Congo, and Myanmar; through this work, these stories have become real to me.

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US Supports UN Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Crimes in Burma


Embarking on a trip through several Asian nations last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly announced the United States' support for the establishment of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes in Burma.

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Impact of Landmines on Burma's children


Fourteen-year-old Kyan Khen* unwittingly triggered a landmine that took his left leg, and severely injured his right, while tending to his four buffalo in a rice field just across the Burmese border in Karen state in October 2009.

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Op-ed in Global Post: Stateless and Starving in Bangladesh


Government officials in Bangladesh are preventing humanitarian access to tens of thousands of starving Burmese refugees living in its southeastern corner, across the river from Burma.

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Podcast of PHR Investigator Just Back from Bangladesh


We are persecuted by the Burmese government, so we came here for peace, but now we are persecuted by the Bangladeshi government. A 25-year-old female refugee from Arakan State, Burma, said this to me while I was investigating conditions at Kutupalong unofficial camp, Bangladesh three weeks ago.

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