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8 hrs ago | Suria

US urges Myanmar to ease tensions

The US ambassador to the UN urged Myanmar on Thursday to intervene to stop communal violence there and protect humanitarian workers in the volatile western state of Rakhine.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: 'Boatpeople' story lands Reuters a...

Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian face charges brought by the Royal Thai Navy for their coverage of abuses allegedly committed against Rohingya Muslims in Thai territory.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Burmanet

Voice of America: Burma's 1st Census in decades extended amid controversy

A group of women dressed in green sarong-like longyis and simple white blouses stand around a table piled with census forms, entering neat notations on spreadsheets by hand.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Reuters

Myanmar's first census in three decades extended amid controversy

A group of women dressed in green sarong-like longyis and simple white blouses stand around a table piled with census forms, entering neat notations on spreadsheets by hand.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Burmanet

The Independent: A Burma in thrall to extremists risks becoming a...

At the time of writing, Burma's first census in over 30 years is drawing to a close.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Senior US Official Raises Arakan Concerns With Thein Sein

The US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs has raised concerns about the humanitarian situation in Arakan State during meetings with Burma's president and other high-level government officials in Naypyidaw.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Suria

Myanmar wraps up controversial census

Myanmar census takers made their final rounds Thursday in the country's first population tally in three decades, which triggered international concern over a refusal to recognise the stateless Rohingya.

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AlertNet

Rioters' attack on UN, aid groups in W. Myanmar unjustified-investigators

The United Nations Children's Fund office damaged during attacks on UN and aid groups' buildings in Sittwe, in western Myanmar.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

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A commission established by the Burmese government to investigate mob attacks on the premises of international nongovernmental organizations and the United Nations in Sittwe last month has criticized the Arakan State authorities for their weak handling of the incident.

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IRIN

Filling Myanmar's Rakhine aid gap

YANGON, 9 April 2014 - 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.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar vows to protect riot-hit aid agencies

Myanmar pledged on Wednesday to protect international aid groups targeted by mobs in a violence-torn western region, after a chorus of concern from foreign governments and the United Nations.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Aid in Arakan at 'bare minimum'

The international community has again issued urgent pleas to the Burmese government to restore humanitarian access and ensure the protection of residents - foreign and local - in Arakan State, where critical health and supply services were largely terminated in late March.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

As Census Winds Down, 85% of Burmese Population Counted: Official

Burma's national census agency says that as of Sunday, 85 percent of the country's estimated population had participated in the census, which ends on Thursday.

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ABC News

UN Envoy Raises Alarm on Abuses Against Rohingya

Severe shortages of food, water and medical care for Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar are part of a long history of persecution against the religious minority that could amount to "crimes against humanity," a U.N. human rights envoy said, an allegation denied by the government.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Suria

UN envoy raises alarm over west Myanmar...

Acute shortages of water and medical treatment in western Myanmar following attacks on humanitarian groups are the latest hardships imposed on Rohingya Muslims that "could amount to crimes against humanity", a UN expert said Monday.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

NewsBlaze

Buddhist Mobs Attack UN and NGO Offices in Rakhine State

Insecurity looms again when Buddhist mobs went on a rampage in western Burma's Rakhine state of Sittwe as they attacked offices of United Nations and international aid organization.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Arakan government say they can meet food, medicine needs

In response to a UN statement saying that hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by the evacuation of international aid groups from Arakan, the state government has said that there is still enough food for impoverished villagers and those displaced people in shelters.

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The Wichita Eagle

US optimism ebbs over Myanmar reforms

In this April 2, 2014, photo, a Myanmar Muslim family, who identify themselves as long-persecuted "Rohingya" Muslims, look out from their tents at Da Paing camp for Muslim refugees in north of Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar.

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Connecticut Post

US optimism ebbs over Myanmar

In this April 2, 2014, photo, a Myanmar Muslim family, who identify themselves as long-persecuted "Rohingya" Muslims, look out from their tents at Da Paing camp for Muslim refugees in north of Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Water supply, health services disrupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state: UN

The United Nations says life-saving assistance such as health services and water supply to displaced people and communities in Rakhine have been seriously disrupted.

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