Table of contents


  1. MYANMAR: Concern over international peace efforts
  2. Needs outstrip housing construction in north
  3. MYANMAR: Zing Htung Htu, “We so wish the war to end”
  4. MYANMAR: Kachin fighting hits IDP health
  5. Briefing: Myanmar's Rohingya crisis


MYANMAR: Concern over international peace efforts
CHIANG MAI، 12/11/2012 (IRIN) - Civil society groups in Asia are calling for a review of donor-funded peace initiatives in Myanmar, expressing concern that their pace is too fast, they pay little heed to the humanitarian cost of economic development, and may do more harm than good. full report
Needs outstrip housing construction in north
SELVANAGAR، 14/11/2012 (IRIN) - Rajina Mary, a 38-year-old widow and mother of four looks at her new home in Sri Lanka’s northern former conflict zone as if admiring a long-lost relative. But in reality, the home’s mostly unplastered walls bruise anyone who leans on them too hard, and there are large holes in the walls for non-existent windows and doors; the floor is cemented only in the living area. full report
MYANMAR: Zing Htung Htu, “We so wish the war to end”
MYITKYINA، 15/11/2012 (IRIN) - As fighting continues between the Burmese army and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) separatists, the UN estimates some 75,000 civilians have fled violence. IRIN recently met Zing Htun Htu, 45, a mother of five, at one of the largest camps for displaced persons in Kachin State’s capital, Myitkyina. full report
MYANMAR: Kachin fighting hits IDP health
MYITKYINA، 15/11/2012 (IRIN) - Cold weather, medicine stock-outs and lack of health workers - especially those trained in mental health care - are worrying the few local NGOs working with the hardest-to-access communities of displaced people in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State. full report
Briefing: Myanmar's Rohingya crisis
BANGKOK، 16/11/2012 (IRIN) - Five months after communal violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the plight of the 800,000 Muslim Rohingya there has worsened: Renewed violence in late October left more than 100,000 displaced, according to the government. full report