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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Experts warn about problems in sending aid to Myanmar

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 10:34am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Governments and agencies must be wary of flooding Myanmar with well-intentioned but ill-targeted aid, experts warned on Thursday, admonishing the global community to “first do no harm.” With the once pariah country approaching the second anniversary of the government of President Thein Sein, foreign aid is pouring into the country as it embarks ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers Buddhist-led mobs tore through streets hurling stones at the offices and residences of international aid workers ... many of whom have lived in the country for generations but are denied citizenship. Aid groups providing care for the displaced have faced threats and intimidation. Last month, Doctors Without ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhists seek wider aid ban after MSF is barred from Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sittwe Buddhist groups target others after ban on Medecins Sans Frontieres Aid lifeline under threat for Rakhine's Muslims For Muslim communities battling to exist in segregated camps in Rakhine state, aid groups provide a lifeline. But that work is now under threat from Buddhist nationalist campaigns that prompted the government to eject Medecins ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medical aid group MSF suspended by Myanmar

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 01:48am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Yangon Yangon shuts down MSF in shock move Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said yesterday the Myanmar government had ordered it to suspend all its activities ... our care across the country," the group said. It added that the move would have a "devastating impact" on its 30,000 HIV/Aids patients and more than 3,000 tuberculosis patients. ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Census shows Myanmar's population is nine million fewer than estimated

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:01am by AFP

    ... 11-year-old girl dead. She was killed by a stray bullet after police fired warning shots to disperse angry crowds in Sittwe. Buddhist nationalists accuse the international aid community of favouring ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's 'tallest man' seeks medical aid in Singapore

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 01:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Win Zaw Oo, who is 233cm tall, is to undergo surgery for tumour “Big Zaw” has known he was different since a teenage growth spurt sent him soaring above his neighbours in a remote Myanmar village. Now at seven foot eight inc ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US visit endorses ‘Myanmar’s Spring’, says Thein Sein aide

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon President Thein Sein’s historic invitation to the White House is an endorsement of “Myanmar’s Spring” and a further sign that the former pariah’s reforms are irreversible, a senior Myanmar official said. Washington will welc ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s strife-torn region needs aid, troops

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 08:46pm by AFP

    ... should not be mandatory. HRW deputy Asia director Phil Robertson welcomed calls for more aid for the camps, but said the official report should have addressed allegations of authorities’ ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar seeks IMF programme to aid reforms, clear debt

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 11:12am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Myanmar is seeking a one-year, IMF-monitored programme to help it craft economic policies, pursue reforms and clear its debt arrears, according to International Monetary Fund documents published on Thursday. The IMF said the country ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN calls for millions more in donor aid to Myanmar

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 02:19pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon The United Nations says millions of dollars more in humanitarian aid is urgently needed to help more than 110,000 people displaced by violence in Myanmar’s ... Htay, promised to ensure that humanitarian aid would be smoothly delivered and that aid workers would not face intimidation. ...




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