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30 Jul 2015 description
report Caritas

Cáritas. 30 de julio de 2015.- Ante le celebración, hoy 30 de julio, del Día Mundial contra la Trata de Personas, Cáritas Española llama la atención sobre la violación de derechos humanos que para millones de personas en todo el mundo supone esta denigrante forma de esclavitud moderna, que se estima que es el segundo negocio ilegal más lucrativo a nivel mundial.

30 Jul 2015 description

By DENE-HERN CHEN

Mae Pa, Thailand – The UN’s refugee agency unveiled a draft plan this week detailing how to carry out the voluntary repatriation of 110,000 refugees residing in Thailand’s camps, drawing mixed reactions from camp leaders.

30 Jul 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

On July 28 and 29 around 700 national and international participants gathered in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw to take stock, reflect and plan further action to achieve Myanmar's "Health Vision 2030". The ambitious goals of this vision is to reach universal health coverage in the next 15 years.

30 Jul 2015 description

Cyclone Komen is expected to cross Chittagong, Bangladesh, into northwestern Burma on Thursday evening, bringing with it wind speeds of up to 80 miles per hour and torrential rain.

After suffering severe flooding and landslides across Burma earlier in the week, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department on 30 July issued a warning for further heavy rainfall, strong winds, and flash floods for most of the country.

30 Jul 2015 description

Video: Rescue teams scramble as rains flood Burma

In the central Burmese township of Kawlin, volunteers are working around the clock to save villagers from swelling floodwaters.

The village tract has been one of the hardest hit, as rain continues to pound flood-drenched Burma.

Twenty have been killed across the country, according to the Burmese government’s Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

30 Jul 2015 description

Yangon, Myanmar | AFP | Thursday 7/30/2015 - 06:25 GMT

Myanmar on Thursday ordered the release of thousands of prisoners including 210 foreigners, officials said, the latest in a series of amnesties under the reformist government that have seen sentences quashed for hundreds of dissidents.

Authorities acting on the instructions of President Thein Sein ordered some 6,966 detainees -- 210 of them foreigners -- to be freed across the country after they had been "well disciplined", according to a post on the Ministry of Information website.

30 Jul 2015 description

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Severe weather has caused extensive damage in southern Asian countries over the past couple of weeks.

29 Jul 2015 description

Papua New Guinea - Authorities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are conducting a search and rescue operation in Western Province waters after an IOM assessment found a group of mariners from a trawler at risk of being trafficked.

On Monday, PNG immigration officials boarded a vessel in response to an Associated Press (AP) report claiming fishing vessels linked to a high profile human trafficking case in neighboring Indonesia in March were operating in remote PNG fishing ground known as “the dog leg.”