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Planned dams threaten Cambodia's food security
28 July 2014 (IRIN ), The planned construction of 88 hydroelectric dams in the lower Mekong basin by 2030 will cause food security challenges in Cambodia, experts say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100413/Planned-dams-threaten-Cambodia-s-food-security
Ceasefire but no demining in Myanmar’s Kayah State
25 July 2014 (IRIN ), Landmine clearance in southern Myanmar’s Kayah State has still not begun despite a 2012 ceasefire between the main armed groups and the government. While negotiations between the ceasefire parties are ongoing, deep distrust remains, and there is little immediate prospect for the launch of clearance operations, experts and activists say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100404/Ceasefire-but-no-demining-in-Myanmar-s-Kayah-State
Grassroots moves to quell Myanmar’s communal violence
15 July 2014 (IRIN ), In early July, a hundreds-strong mob of Buddhists converged on a shop in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city. According to rumours spread on social media, its Muslim owner had raped a Buddhist woman. The ensuing violence left two dead and a dozen injured.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100345/Grassroots-moves-to-quell-Myanmar-s-communal-violence
Flooding threat adds to woes of IDPs in Myanmar's Rakhine State
7 July 2014 (IRIN ), Recent heavy rain, coupled with the after-effects of a recent aid worker pull-out, is prompting health concerns in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State for the more than 140,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) mostly from the persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100313/Flooding-threat-adds-to-woes-of-IDPs-in-Myanmar-s-Rakhine-State
Proposed bill inflames Myanmar's religious rights debate
26 June 2014 (IRIN ), Last month the Myanmar government published a religious conversion bill in the state-owned newspapers, requesting input from citizens. The publication follows a pro-bill campaign spearheaded by a group of Buddhist monks called the Organization for Protection of National Race and Religion in 2013.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100265/Proposed-bill-inflames-Myanmar-s-religious-rights-debate
Bangladesh-Myanmar border tensions pinch desperate Rohingya
19 June 2014 (IRIN ), Tensions are rising as the deteriorating humanitarian situation and limited access to livelihoods for Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar’s largely Buddhist Rakhine State lead to accusations that some are smuggling drugs across the border into neighbouring Bangladesh.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100232/Bangladesh-Myanmar-border-tensions-pinch-desperate-Rohingya
NGOs and the shock of the new
16 June 2014 (IRIN ), The big international aid agencies have been hugely successful. Organizations that were once small civil society operations - groups of friends with a passion to make the world a better place - now have thousands of staff members, multi-storey headquarters buildings and multi-million dollar budgets. But insiders fret that they have become too big and have lost the flexibility and responsiveness they once had.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100221/NGOs-and-the-shock-of-the-new
Bleak outlook for 96,000 Kachin IDPs three years on
27 May 2014 (IRIN ), Nearly three years after renewed fighting erupted in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State, aid workers say the humanitarian situation is deteriorating. Tens of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) are in limbo, unsure of their future.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100138/Bleak-outlook-for-96-000-Kachin-IDPs-three-years-on
More protection for healthcare workers needed
23 May 2014 (IRIN ), Experts are calling for increased protection to healthcare workers and patients in crisis situations in the face of growing attacks on health facilities, which challenge notions of their neutrality.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100119/More-protection-for-healthcare-workers-needed
Australia-Cambodia refugee deal sparks criticism
21 May 2014 (IRIN ), Human rights activists have strongly criticized a controversial deal between Australia and Cambodia which could see up to 1,000 refugees settled in the country.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100114/Australia-Cambodia-refugee-deal-sparks-criticism
Kachin IDPs need shelter assistance
14 May 2014 (IRIN ), Thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State are in urgent need of shelter assistance ahead of this year’s mid-May to mid-September monsoon, local aid groups and agencies warn.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100086/Kachin-IDPs-need-shelter-assistance
War on Drugs : Collateral Damage
13 May 2014 (IRIN In-Depth ), It is not yet clear what the future of global drug policy will look like ahead of the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) in 2016, where member countries will debate the issue. This In-Depth seeks to explore the flaws in the current architecture, and document the humanitarian impact – the collateral damage – wrought by those policies in developing countries.
http://www.irinnews.org/In-depth/100080/114/War-on-Drugs-Collateral-Damage
Slow progress in Myanmar’s leprosy fight
9 May 2014 (IRIN ), More than a decade after Myanmar achieved an important public health benchmark by declaring leprosy “eliminated”, progress in the fight against the disease and the disabilities it causes is patchy, experts warn.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100060/Slow-progress-in-Myanmar-s-leprosy-fight
Myanmar storm warnings get better
5 May 2014 (IRIN ), Six years after Cyclone Nargis devastated large parts of southern Myanmar, experts say the country is making progress in improving its storm early warning system.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100039/Myanmar-storm-warnings-get-better
Rohingya refugees in Indonesia await resettlement that never comes
25 April 2014 (IRIN ), When Mohammed and Minara Ali ran from their burning home in Sittwe, capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine State, nearly two years ago, they had no idea where they were going or how they would get there.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99991/Rohingya-refugees-in-Indonesia-await-resettlement-that-never-comes
Hundreds of migrant children behind bars in Indonesia
17 April 2014 (IRIN ), Saleem Ali* was just 13 when his mother decided that paying strangers to smuggle him through several countries in the hope of reaching Australia was safer than keeping him with her and his sisters in Quetta, southwestern Pakistan.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99952/Hundreds-of-migrant-children-behind-bars-in-Indonesia
Hunger in Myanmar’s “dry zone”
10 April 2014 (IRIN ), Myanmar’s central “dry zone”, home to a quarter of its 58 million people, is falling short on food production, pushing local people into hunger, malnutrition and debt.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99919/Hunger-in-Myanmar-s-dry-zone
Asylum seekers left high and dry in Indonesia
9 April 2014 (IRIN ), Australia’s military-led operation to prevent boats carrying asylum seekers from reaching its shores has been hailed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott as a success, with over 100 days elapsing since the last boat reached its target. But in Indonesia - the country from which most of the boats previously departed - Australia’s tough new measures have stranded over 10,000 asylum seekers and refugees who can neither proceed to their desired destination nor, in many cases, return home.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99908/Asylum-seekers-left-high-and-dry-in-Indonesia
Filling Myanmar's Rakhine aid gap
9 April 2014 (IRIN ), Aid agencies are trying to find practical ways of getting humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in Myanmar's Rakhine State following a series of attacks on the aid community there, and pending an agreement on the resumption of their operations.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99910/Filling-Myanmar-s-Rakhine-aid-gap
Myanmar peace and development scorecard
8 April 2014 (IRIN ), Three years after Myanmar’s first nominally civilian government in decades came to power, many of the country’s 135 minority ethnic groups say they have yet to see any tangible change on the ground.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99899/Myanmar-peace-and-development-scorecard

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