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Intimidation, uncertainty mar aid work in Myanmar's Rakhine State
19 September 2014 (IRIN ), Nearly six months after international aid workers fled Myanmar's Rakhine State when Buddhist mobs attacked their offices and accused them of aid bias, international humanitarian aid services remain restricted, despite the needs of hundreds of thousands of people.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100634/Intimidation-uncertainty-mar-aid-work-in-Myanmar-s-Rakhine-State
Briefing: Myanmar’s “Rohingya” - what’s in a name?
15 September 2014 (IRIN ), Already widely reduced to statelessness and in many cases forced into camps for displaced people, an 800,000-strong population of Muslims in western Myanmar now faces increasing efforts to eradicate the very word they use to identify themselves as a group. Under pressure from Myanmar’s nominally-civilian government, the international community sometimes appears complicit in the airbrushing of “Rohingya” from official discourse.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100609/Briefing-Myanmar-s-Rohingya-what-s-in-a-name
Concern over Bangladesh move to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar
4 September 2014 (IRIN ), Bangladesh announced this week that it will send back over 2,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, stoking concerns about the prospect of returning them to an increasingly dire situation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100574/Concern-over-Bangladesh-move-to-repatriate-Rohingyas-to-Myanmar
"Third wave" of malaria resistance lurks on Thai-Cambodia border
29 August 2014 (IRIN ), Public health experts and scientists warn history's third major bout of drug-resistant malaria could spread across Asia to Africa unless "radical action" is taken. Artemisinin-resistant strains on the Thailand-Cambodia border threaten the treatment's efficacy and pose containment challenges.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100549/Third-wave-of-malaria-resistance-lurks-on-Thai-Cambodia-border
Drug control efforts go local in Myanmar’s Kachin State
14 August 2014 (IRIN ), Myanmar's northern Kachin State, renowned for its heroin production, is changing tack in its efforts to curb rampant drug use and cultivation: In addition to crop-substitution programmes, community-led campaigns aim to change minds and steer people towards treatment.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100483/Drug-control-efforts-go-local-in-Myanmar-s-Kachin-State
Analysis: Data to the people!
14 August 2014 (IRIN ), Protests against poor delivery of services such as water, toilets, health and education, have become such a ubiquitous part of the South African landscape they barely make the news: as the delivery problems continue, so do the protests, and the vicious cycle of creeping poverty and mounting frustration continues.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100484/Analysis-Data-to-the-people
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

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