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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN calls for talks after clash in strife-torn Myanmar region

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... envoy toured the strife-torn area on Tuesday. At least one person was killed and around 10 injured last Friday in the latest violence in Rakhine state, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said. Conflict between local Buddhist and Muslim communities in the state last year left some 200 dead and 140,000 homeless. “UNHCR is reiterating its call for peaceful dialogue ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rights groups call for shelter for Rohingya refugees

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... nearby countries to prepare. The UNHCR in Malaysia has registered some 24,000 Rohingya as refugees but community leaders estimate actual numbers in the country could be double that. Malaysia ... them stateless with no legal option but to flee and seek refugee status elsewhere. But the neighbouring countries of Bangladesh and Thailand refuse to allow the UNHCR access to Rohingya ...



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