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Myanmar Illegally Displaced Families, Devastating Their Health and Livelihoods


The Myanmar government violated international laws when displacing families as part of a dam project along the Paunglaung River in southern Shan state.

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Kachin Man at Relief Camp in Burma

Kachin Conflict in Burma Enters Fifth Year


This week’s four-year anniversary of the breakdown of a ceasefire between the Kachin Independent Army and the Burmese Army, which had previously held for nearly two decades, renews attention on violence against ethnic minorities in Burma.

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A Rohingya Woman and Her Baby

Burma’s Population Control Bill Threatens Maternal Health Progress


The parliament of Burma recently passed a new “population control” bill that could represent a serious setback for the country’s maternal health advances if implemented in a coercive or discriminatory manner.

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Rohingya Man in Burma

Physicians for Human Rights Comments on Discriminatory Plan for the Rohingya


PHR today criticized a plan that would force many Rohingya to claim Bangladeshi origin as part of a strategy by the government of Burma to further isolate the minority group. Those who refuse to renounce their identity are reportedly being arrested, tortured, or sent to camps.

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Rohingya Health Crisis in Burma

Secretary Kerry Must Press Burmese Government to Uphold Human Rights


Secretary Kerry must press the Burmese government to stop the violence against ethnic minorities, investigate past attacks, and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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