The government of Burma should urgently facilitate the relocation of tens of thousands of at-risk, internally displaced Rohingya to higher ground before the arrival of heavy rains from an approaching cyclone, Partners Relief and Development (Partners) said today.
This week the international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report that highlights gross human rights abuses and possible ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Western Burma (Myanmar). Partners Relief & Development (PRAD) confirms that HRW’s claims are in line with what Partners’ staff has seen and heard in Arakan state.
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Fatimah Khatu died Sunday November 18th. She was a little girl of only seven. Her mother carried her to Partners Relief & Development’s (PRAD) end of the camp. She arrived where they were, just as Fatimah took her last breath.
While foreign governments praise the Burma government for its rapid changes, and gradually are lifting the sanctions on the nation, there is an increase of land theft as state agencies and domestic firms encourage foreign investment.
Partners Relief & Development (PRAD) welcomes the results of the April 1 parliamentary by-elections in Burma, allowing Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), to win 43 of the 45 parliamentary seats. However, PRAD also claims that Burma has a long way to go before democracy is reached in the country, and urges the government to proceed with further reforms as a part of the process to reach peace and reconciliation in the country.
The Karen National Union signed a ceasefire agreement Thursday, January 12, with the government of Burma. This is a major step toward ending one of the longest-running ethnic armed conflicts in the world, and both parties should use the opportunity to advance human rights, accountability, and justice for the battered Karen civilian population, Norway-based Partners Relief & Development (PRAD) said today.
Despite Burmese President Thein Sein’s orders to end the increasingly brutal civil war in Burma’s Kachin State, fighting between the Kachin Independence Army and the Burmese army continues with increased force, according to Norway-based Partners Relief & Development (PRAD).
Burma’s army is committing serious human rights violations against ethnic communities in Kachin State that may amount to war crimes, according to a new report released today by the Norway-based non-governmental organization Partners Relief & Development (Partners).