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16 Jun 2004 description

Dawn Calabia and Kavita Shukla carried out a joint Refugees International/George Wolf Operating Foundation assessment mission to Thailand in May.

11 Jun 2004 description


This report includes:
(A) General

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Albania, (3) Pakistan

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Rwanda, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Guinea Bissau, (4) Liberia, (5) Mauritania

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Madagascar, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Namibia, (8) Swaziland, (9) Zambia, (10) Zimbabwe

09 Jun 2004 description

Decades of conflict between the Burmese army and ethnic insurgent groups demanding increased political autonomy from Rangoon have devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Burma's border areas. Although figures are unreliable, between 600,000 and one million people are estimated internally displaced in Burma because of the military regime's brutal policies to control border areas populated by ethnic minorities.

09 Jun 2004 description

A la fin du mois de mai dernier, des vents à plus de 160km/h ont ravagé le Nord Ouest de la Birmanie, provoquant inondations et montées des eaux en particulier dans 5 villes* de l'Etat de Rakhine . Face au problème de la contamination des eaux, les équipes d'Action contre la Faim -présentes dans cette région depuis 1994-, ont lancé en urgence un programme de prévention des risques d'épidémies.

04 Jun 2004 description

Committee on the Rights of the Child - ROUND-UP

04 Jun 2004 description
report Human Rights Watch

U.N. Committee Finds Burma in Violation of International Law

04 Jun 2004 description


The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
In Brief

THIS EMERGENCY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 201,000 (USD 163,770 OR EUR 134,204) IN CASH, KIND, OR SERVICES TO ASSIST 14,000 BENEFICIARIES FOR THREE MONTHS

The situation

02 Jun 2004 description

Aung Win Htoo, his wife, Gley Meh, and their two daughters recently arrived in a camp for Karenni refugees located in Mae Hong Son district of Thailand. In Karenni state in Burma, Aung Win worked as a driver but was told several times to leave his job and do forced labor for the Burmese military. He was instructed to work on railroad construction and build houses for the military.

01 Jun 2004 description

The Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on the situation in Myanmar issued the following statement today:

01 Jun 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organisation and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

28 May 2004 description

(New York: 28 May 2004): United Nations agencies in Myanmar are providing immediate assistance to people affected by the recent storm that hit four villages in Myanmar. The storm was the worst since 1968.

28 May 2004 description


This report includes:
(A) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan

(B) East and Central Africa: East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) Djibouti, (3) DR Congo, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Rwanda, (8) Sudan, (9) Uganda

(C) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Liberia, (3) Cote d'Ivoire

(D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Madagascar, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Swaziland, (8) Zambia, (9) Zimbabwe

(E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Myanmar

28 May 2004 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On May 28 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance in kind (blankets, water purifiers, plastic jerry cans, and plastic sheets, etc.), equivalent to about 10 million yen, to the Union of Myanmar, which has sustained damage from tidal waves and strong winds caused by a cyclone.

    2. In Myanmar, from 8:30 to 15:30 on May 19 (Wed), three-meter-high waves that hit mainly the Sittwe district near the border with Bangladesh left more than 100 persons dead, more than 10,000 afflicted and about 2,000 houses totally or partially destroyed (as of May 28).

27 May 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0076
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Myanmar - Storm
27 May 2004
This report is based on the information provided by the UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC)'s office in Yangon and UNICEF.

21 May 2004 description

State Dept. calls for legitimate and representative reform process

The United States regrets that the Burmese military regime has failed to create conditions that would make it possible for all representatives of Burma's democratic opposition and all ethnic groups to participate in the country's constitutional convention, according to a May 21 statement released by the U.S. Department of State. The national convention opened May 17 in Rangoon.

The statement noted growing international support for democratic reform and national reconciliation in Burma, and renewed the U.S.

21 May 2004 description

A Refugees International team made up of Senior Advisor Dawn Calabia and Advocacy Associate Kavita Shukla is on mission in Thailand with the purpose of looking at the situation of refugees from Laos and Burma.