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1. Why the US Should Ban Landmines: Facts and Figures

(Web Page; Wed May 25 14:49:00 CDT 2011)

As you read in our previous landmines blog post, the Obama Administration is reviewing current US landmine policy right now, and will soon decide whether or not the US will join the Mine Ban Treaty.?Why should the US join? Check out thes...

Description: As you read in our previous landmines blog post, the Obama Administration is reviewing current US landmine policy right now, and will soon decide whether or not the US will join the Mine Ban Treaty.

2. Impact of Landmines on Burma's children

(Web Page; Tue Jul 26 14:12:00 CDT 2011)

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. His ...

Description: 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.

3. Take Action: Tell Obama to Join the Mine Ban Treaty Today

(Web Page; Wed May 25 14:49:00 CDT 2011)

The Obama Administration has initiated a comprehensive review of US landmines policy to decide whether or not the US will join the Mine Ban Treaty. President Obama needs to hear from you about how harmful landmines are to the health and ...

Description: The Obama Administration has initiated a comprehensive review of US landmines policy to decide whether or not the US will join the Mine Ban Treaty. President Obama needs to hear from you about how harmful landmines are to the health and human rights of people worldwide.

4. The Mine Ban Treaty and Obama: To Sign or Not to Sign

(Web Page; Thu Apr 19 14:01:00 CDT 2012)

The Obama Administration has initiated a comprehensive review of the US landmines policy to decide whether or not the US will join the Mine Ban Treaty. PHR has re-engaged in this campaign at the request of The US Campaign to Ban Landmin...

Description: The Obama Administration has initiated a comprehensive review of US landmines policy to decide whether or not the US will join the Mine Ban Treaty. PHR has re-engaged in this campaign at the request of The US Campaign to Ban Landmines (USCBL) and members of the Administration, and we are hopeful that this will be an opportunity to show the world that the US respects health and human rights.

5. President Obama, the US Should Join the Mine Ban Treaty

(Web Page; Thu Apr 19 13:18:00 CDT 2012)

A young victim awaits treatment at the International Red Cross Orthopedic (ICRC) rehabilitation center on December 10, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images) PHR joined partner organizations in an April 4, 2012,...

Description: PHR joined partner organizations in an April 4, 2012, letter calling on President Obama to officially announce future US policy on landmines, and to join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. To date, the US has not taken the official step of acceding to (joining) the monumental treaty which forbids countries from using, producing, stockpiling, or transferring anti-personnel mines, and requires countries to destroy existing mines.

6. Backpack medics released

(Web Page; Mon Jan 30 09:07:00 CST 2012)

PHR welcomes the recent release of two Backpack Health Worker medics who were abducted by the Burma Army in Karen State, Burma in October of last year. The Backpack Health Worker Team is a community-based organization that provides medic...

Description: PHR welcomes the recent release of two Backpack Health Worker medics who were abducted by the Burma Army in Karen State, Burma in October of last year. The Backpack Health Worker Team is a community-based organization that provides medical care to civilians in war-torn Karen State.

7. Crisis in Darfur: What's Next?

(Web Page; Wed Dec 07 12:01:00 CST 2011)

Darfuri women in a refugee camp in Chad. (Photo by Michael Wadleigh, gritty.org for Physicians for Human Rights) People are worried about Sudan. Following the International Criminal Court's arrest warrant for President Omar Al-Bashir,...

Description: People are worried about Sudan. Following the International Criminal Court's arrest warrant for President Omar Al-Bashir, nearly all humanitarian organizations were expelled from the country.

8. More Forced Labor in Chin State, Burma

(Web Page; Thu Sep 08 13:36:00 CDT 2011)

The Chief Minister of Western Burma’s Chin State is forcing citizens to work for no pay, according to a recent press release by the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO). Over the last month, Chief Minister Hung Ngai ordered ...

Description: The Chief Minister of Western Burma’s Chin State is forcing citizens to work for no pay, according to a recent press release by the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO).

9. Fulfilling Health Needs in Karen State, Burma

(Web Page; Thu Feb 23 07:38:00 CST 2012)

PHR congratulates the 20 medics who graduated from the Free Burma Rangers (FBR) Jungle Medical School last week. This is the first class to graduate from the new FBR training facility inside Karen State, Burma. The students spent one y...

Description: PHR congratulates the 20 medics who graduated from the Free Burma Rangers (FBR) Jungle Medical School last week. This is the first class to graduate from the new FBR training facility inside Karen State, Burma.

10. ILO: Forced Labor is Rife in Asia

(Web Page; Tue Jul 17 13:58:00 CDT 2012)

In the International Labor Organization's (ILO) recently-published 2012 Global Estimate of Forced Labor, the ILO revealed that an estimated 21 million people across the globe are victims of forced labor. The Asia/Pacific region accounts...

Description: As brought to light in a PHR investigation released in 2010, ILO's 2012 report shows forced labor is still rampant in the Asia/Pacific region.

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