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10 Nov 2009 description
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Mawlamyine, Myanmar: UNV volunteers serving in their own countries offer the UN skills and access to communities that international staff often cannot. The sheer variety of work performed in Myanmar is just one example.

There are currently nine national UNV volunteers supporting the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Myanmar. Their roles range from community field monitoring to technical assistance and community social services.

08 May 2008 description
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Bonn, Germany: With a million people in need of urgent aid, thousands of local volunteers are expected to play a vital role in relief efforts in Myanmar. Among those already active are 20 volunteers of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme currently in the country. They are providing expertise and organizing local volunteers to help with relief and early recovery efforts.

This group of UNV volunteers consists of 15 Myanmar nationals and five international volunteers (two Japanese nationals, one Australian, one Chinese and one Swiss).

20 Jan 2005 description
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Collaboration to help communities get 'back on track'

BONN, 20 January 2005 - The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) today announced that it is contributing US$2.6 million to support the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in providing immediate recovery and long-term rehabilitation assistance to victims of the 26 December tsunamis in Indonesia, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

11 Jan 2005 description
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GENEVA/BONN, 11 January 2005 - The UN Volunteers (UNV) programme will increase its immediate and long-term support to countries devastated by the 26 December tsunamis thanks in part to a US$ 5-million contribution today announced by the Government of Japan.