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Myanmar: Victims of recent clashes must have access to healthcare

Médecins Sans Frontières
06/18/2012

The aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was forced to suspend operations in Arakan State, Burma last week because of the escalating vioence there. MSF issued a statement today expressing concern that victims of the violence may not have access to healthcare.

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Congressman Crowley on Violence in Burma’s Arakan State

The Voice Of Rohingya
06/15/2012

Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), a leader in the House on Burma, released a statement in response to increased violence in Burma’s Arakan State and the Government of Bangladesh’s refusal of refugees from the violence.

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Myth vs. reality of Burma’s reforms

GlobalPost
06/02/2012

PHR's Burma Project Director, Bill Davis, writes a commentary in the Global Post describing why easing sanctions on Burma is premature and could be dangerous.

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US suspends sanctions on investment in Myanmar

Reuters
05/18/2012

In a Reuters story story on the US Administration’s decision to suspend sanctions on Burma, PHR's Bill Davis says Kachin and other ethnic minority groups whose homelands hold Myanmar's natural resources are "still afraid of the government." "If the people of Burma do not trust their government, the U.S. administration should not either," he said.

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Decision to Ease Ban on US Investments in Burma is Criticized

05/17/2012

The US Administration’s decided today to waive key elements of the Executive Order banning US investment in Burma. PHR criticized the decision to allow US companies into Burma despite ongoing human rights violations in the country.

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