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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar floods force 25,000 into relief camps

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 04:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Nearly 25,000 people have been evacuated to makeshift camps after floods ravaged eastern Myanmar, an official said on Wednesday, as relief teams struggled to reach remote areas inundated by water. Flood waters have risen dramatically after several days of heavy rain in Karen State forcing thousands to flee to nearly 80 relief camps, said Chum Hre, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1293336/myanmar-floods-force-25000-relief-camps
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar floods leave 33,000 in camps and three dead

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 02:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Tens of thousands of people were sheltering in relief camps in eastern Myanmar after flash floods swept the region leaving three dead, state media said on Friday, warning of more heavy rain to come. Nearly 33,500 people have been moved to 79 camps in Karen State after monsoon floods that also caused three deaths and left another person missing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1293825/myanmar-floods-leave-33000-camps-and-three-dead
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Business graduate is Myanmar's first Miss Universe candidate since 1961

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... as they brush aside concerns about morals and modesty. The country has succumbed to the "Korean wave" - the South Korean cultural invasion that has flooded the world with its soap operas, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1324694/business-graduate-myanmars-first-miss-universe-candidate-1961
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar minority resist Cyclone Mahasen evacuation

    Posted May 16th 2013, 01:07pm by Associated Press in Sittwe

    ... vulnerable to storm surges and flooding from Cyclone Mahasen, which is expected to make landfall early on Friday. “They say they’ll take us someplace safe,” said Kyaung Wa, a cycle-rickshaw driver ... of Bengal were closed. Cox’s Bazar, a seafront town in Bangladesh in the expected path of the cyclone, had rain, wind and higher than normal tides. There was flooding in low-lying areas of several ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1238856/myanmar-minority-resist-cyclone-mahasen-evacuation
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Cyclone Mahasen a 'dress rehearsal' for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sittwe Cyclone a 'dress rehearsal' for thousands in camps Myanmar's victims of sectarian strife were spared the full force of Cyclone Mahasen, but many are now returning to flimsy tents in flood-prone camps with the monsoon season weeks away. Myanmar's Rakhine state is pockmarked with makeshift settlements for up to 140,000 people- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1242156/cyclone-mahasen-dress-rehearsal-myanmars-rohingya-muslims
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Dozens of Rohingya feared drowned off Myanmar after fleeing storm

    Posted May 14th 2013, 02:25pm by Reuters and AFP

    ... Nations said about 69,000 people, most of them Rohingya Muslims, were living in Rakhine State in accommodation at risk of flooding and other damage during the rainy season, which starts this month ... by sea from Sittwe. Hundreds of Rohingya homes were destroyed in Pauktaw in October and nearly 20,000 Rohingya have been in camps there, including about 12,000 in flood-prone areas, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1237532/boat-carrying-100-rohingya-muslims-capsizes-myanmar
  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Cyclone Mahasen triggers mass evacuations in Bangladesh, Myanmar

    Posted May 15th 2013, 05:28pm by AFP

    ... to handle cyclones than authorities across the border in Rakhine, where tens of thousands of Rohingya made homeless by communal unrest last year languish in flood-prone camps. Myanmar state media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1238326/cyclone-mahasen-triggers-mass-evacuations-bangladesh-myanmar
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s strife-torn region needs aid, troops

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar should urgently help tens of thousands of Muslims displaced by deadly religious unrest in the western state of Rakhine and flood the area with troops to stem further conflict, a report said on Monday. A commission set up by the government in response to waves of fighting that left around 200 dead in Rakhine last year said the “temporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1226107/myanmars-strife-torn-region-needs-aid-troops
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1191332/experts-warn-about-problems-sending-aid-myanmar
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi’s NLD party holds landmark Myanmar congress

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 02:52pm by AFP

    ... regime, led by former general President Thein Sein, took power in 2011, ending years of isolation and promising a flood of aid and investment. But multiple hurdles remain, including building basic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1186242/suu-kyis-nld-party-holds-landmark-myanmar-congress

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