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US suspends sanctions on investment in Myanmar


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


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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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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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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