BANGKOK (AP) — A leading international rights group is calling on Thailand to investigate its navy's alleged role in trafficking of desperate migrants from Burma instead of charging journalists for reporting on the subject....
BANGKOK (AP) — An environmental and human rights group says Thailand is not adequately addressing severe abuse against Burma migrant workers in the Thai fishing industry....
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A day after Médecins Sans Frontière (MSF) announced its expulsion from Burma, the government backpedaled, saying the aid organization would be allowed to resume operations everywhere but Rakhine, a state plagued by bloody bouts of sectarian violence. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning group expressed grave concern Saturday about the fate of tens of...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s government said it wants the international aid group Doctors Without Borders to leave a state torn by sectarian violence, in a move linked to the agency’s work with the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, news reports said Friday. Presidential spokesman Ye Htut told the Burma Freedom newspaper that the group’s contract...
In August 2012 the Bangladeshi government placed a ban on charities providing aid to the Rohingya. The reason was that Bangladesh feared the aid would create a pull factor for more refugees to come across from western Burma and settle in the country....
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