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Decision to Ease Ban on US Investments in Burma is Criticized


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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BANGLADESH: Jaheda Begum: “I can’t feed my family”

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

As reported by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, PHR report details widespread famine in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh.

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Malaria Adds to Myanmar’s Woes

Inter Press Service

Bill Davis, PHR Director for Burma, encourages consideration of link between disease and human rights violations in Inter Press Service's article about Malaria crisis in Myanmar.

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Drug-resistant malaria plaguing Myanmar

Catholic Online

Catholic Online reports on malaria in Myanmar; Bill Davis of PHR urges attention to link between human rights violations and disease.

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Easing of Myanmar sanctions too early: Rights groups

New York Daily News

The New York Daily News reports on letter sent to Barak Obama urging US to reconsider easing sanctions on Burma. Human rights groups, including PHR, want more reforms before easing sanctions.

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