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Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis and the Doctors Who Risk Their Lives to Address It


The Syrian government escorted a team of UN technical staff into the country this week. Although this ostensible show of glasnost may look encouraging, restricting UN agencies’ access will result in an unreliable assessment of Syria’s humanitarian needs.

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Chin Refugees Struggle in India


More than 100,000 undocumented Chin refugees living in India need humanitarian assistance, claims a report released yesterday by independent investigators.

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Despite Talks of Ceasefire, Burma Army Abuses Continue in Karen State


Despite recent ceasefire talks between the Burmese government and the opposition group Karen National Union, the Burma Army has continued to abuse civilians in Karen State.

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Pro-Qaddafi Forces and Rebels Committed War Crimes


The United Nations concluded on 2 March 2012 that both pro-Qaddafi forces and rebels committed war crimes during the Libyan conflict last year.

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Burma’s Recent Changes Do Not Show True Systemic Reform


PHR welcomes recent changes in Burma, but calls for the government to do much more. PHR has long pushed the leaders of Burma to release political prisoners, end violent campaigns against members of minority ethnic groups, and hold perpetrators of human rights violations accountable.

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