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Chin target government with anti-poverty plea

Democratic Voice of Burma

Chin state, the poorest in Burma, is asking the government for assistance in dealing with poverty and famine. The state has also suffered from widespread human rights abuses, according to PHR research.

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Myanmar (Burma) Stops Construction on Controversial Dam

Yahoo! News

The President of Myanmar (Burma) called Friday for work on a controversial Chinese-backed hydroelectic dam to be halted and the concerns of its critics settled, in a startling turnaround welcomed by democracy activists and environmentalists.

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Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights


Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights.

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Obama Urged to Push for CoI on Burma War Crimes

The Irrawaddy

US President Barack Obama was urged by 22 eminent US organizations on Thursday to push for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into alleged war crimes committed by the Burmese junta, and to fully implement the banking sanctions imposed against cronies of the military rulers.

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Health and Human Rights in Chin State, Western Burma


The Chin State of Burma (also known as Myanmar) is an isolated ethnic minority area with poor health outcomes and reports of food insecurity and human rights violations. We report on a population-based assessment of health and human rights in Chin State.

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