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16 Mar 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

Ethnic armed groups fighting the Myanmar army in the country’s volatile northern states met with a Chinese special envoy on Wednesday to discuss stopping deadly clashes along the border that have forced tens of thousands of Myanmar residents to flee to China.

15 Mar 2017 description

R2P Monitor is a bimonthly bulletin applying the Responsibility to Protect lens to populations at risk of mass atrocities around the world. Issue 32 looks at developments in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Myanmar, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Philippines and Central African Republic.

Issue 32 also includes an insert regarding states that have endorsed the Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians. For more information on the Kigali Principles, see: Peacekeeping and the Kigali Principles.

15 Mar 2017 description

The Australian Government is extending its assistance to children in Myanmar, helping them to attend and stay in school and receive a better quality education.

Australia will provide an additional $71.5 million over four years (2017-2020) to assist Myanmar address barriers that prevent children from getting the education opportunities they deserve.

Of this funding, $51.5 million will support the Myanmar Government’s Decentralizing Funding to Schools Project.

15 Mar 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District during the period between June and July 2015, including the relationship between Tatmadaw and civilians, the relationship between Karen National Liberation Army and civilians, education, healthcare, community situation, the relationship between Tatmadaw and Karen National Liberation Army and civilians’ business situation.

15 Mar 2017 description

There are still 42 lost weapons in the hands of the violent armed men who attacked the border outposts in Maungtaw on 9 October and killed several policemen.

Since the 9 October attacks, regional instability occurred up to 14th March at the cost of 17 policemen and civilians who were killed and and 15 who were injured. Two weapons from the Tatmadaw were lost and out of 68 arms lost from the police, 28 have been recovered and 40 are still missing.

15 Mar 2017 description

A Monday evening earthquake that measured 5.8 on the Richter scale destroyed three buildings in Taikkyi, Yangon Region. There were many minor injuries but no reported deaths, local authorities said yesterday.

The temblor began to shake buildings in Yangon at about 8:50pm. The moderate earthquake with a depth of about 10 kilometers had its epicenter in Taikkyi, 69 kilometers northeast of the city of Yangon and the northernmost township in Yangon Region, according to the US Geological Survey.

14 Mar 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, March 14, 2017. Over 15 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing, totaling nearly US$190m, which was approved at the 158th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). The public sector loans, which total US$106m, will support the following projects/programs:

Country: Bolivia

Project

14 Mar 2017 description

The [Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF)] has released an infographic that explores infrastructure resilience and access to services in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Myanmar.

14 Mar 2017 description

This the 2nd updated situation on 5.1 M earthquake near Taik Kyi about 40 km North of Yangon , Myanmar.

Based on Myanmar's Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD), the earthquake has caused the following impact so far: 26 persons injured Over (40) buildings including (29) Religious Buildings, (9) Governmental Offices, (6) private buildings were collapsed.
(2) bridges and (2) road sections were damaged.

14 Mar 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By HTET NAING ZAW 13 March 2017

NAYPYIDAW — Nearly half of the 1.2 million child workers in Burma are engaged in a hazardous occupation, estimated the Union Minister for Labor, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe.

The minister highlighted the health risks posed to child workers as he addressed a meeting on developing a national-level plan to eliminate child labor in Burma, in Naypyidaw on Monday.

13 Mar 2017 description

General Observations of Myanmar on the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council** Coordinated armed attacks against police border outposts

  1. Since report of the Special Rapporteur briefly mentioned about the attacks, Myanmar would like to provide following additional information in connection with armed attacks against police border outposts.

13 Mar 2017 description

Summary

Nearly one year since the new government assumed office, it continues to face formidable human rights challenges. In this report, the Special Rapporteur builds on previous reports to identify some of these challenges, and makes related recommendations.

I. Introduction

13 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council
MIDDAY
13 March 2017

The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee.

13 Mar 2017 description

Agenda item 4
Geneva, 13 March 2017

Mr. President, distinguished representatives, ladies and gentlemen,

I am honoured to present today my third report to this Council in my capacity as the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. I am conscious that this Government is only now nearing its first anniversary in power and that not only has it inherited formidable human rights challenges from the previous Government, it also has to meet with exceedingly high expectations from its people as well as the international community.