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By-elections, democracy and sanctions

Democratic Voice of Burma
04/01/2012

PHR's Burma Project Director, Bill Davis, writes in the Democratic Voice of Burma that sanctions in the country must remain until more substantive reforms become a reality.

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Burma army burns Kachin rice harvest

Kachin News
02/21/2012

More than 1,500 Kg of rice recently harvested by farmers in war-torn Kachin state were set ablaze by government troops last week, eyewitnesses report.

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Myanmar: Health Concerns for Kachin IDPs

IRIN Asia
01/31/2012

Internally displaced persons in Burma's Kachin state are suffering without adequate supplies or sanitation, according to aid workers. Bill Davies of PHR stressed the need for stronger assistance for the displaced, particularly as camps face the threat of contagious disease.

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Local charities filling Kachin aid void

Democratic Voice of Burma
01/11/2012

With refugee numbers increasing in Burma’s war-torn Kachin state, a renowned Rangoon-based charity group says it will send relief supplies to the thousands displaced who are suffering an acute shortfall in aid.

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Burma Kachin churches in Hpakant take in 1,000 refugees since New Year

Kachin News
01/09/2012

Churches and Buddhist monasteries in the Hpakant (or Hpakan) jade mining area of Burma's northern Kachin State have taken in nearly 1,000 refugees since the beginning of the year. The huge increase in displaced people in the Hpakant area is a result of the ongoing Burmese army offensive against the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), according to sources on the ground.

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