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Humanitarian Aid for IDPs and Refugees must continue until Myanmar Army’s Terror Campaigns Stop

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Humanitarian Aid for IDPs and Refugees must continue until Myanmar Army’s Terror Campaigns Stop

“securing substantial funding support to ensure the dignity of the IDPs and meeting their basic needs become increasingly difficult”
-The Joint Strategy Team, Kachin State

Humanitarian Aid for IDPs and Refugees must continue until Myanmar Army’s Terror Campaigns Stop
US Must Rebuke, Not Reward the Myanmar Army

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US Must Rebuke, Not Reward the Myanmar Army

“Increasing military-to-military cooperation is emboldening the Myanmar Army to commit war crimes. Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing should be ostracized internationally as a war criminal, not treated like a VIP.”
-Shirley Seng, Kachin Women’s Association - Thailand(KWAT)

US Must Rebuke, Not Reward the Myanmar Army
Crisis in Rakhine State

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Crisis in Rakhine State

“Rakhine state is on the precipice of a humanitarian disaster. Nothing can justify denying life-saving aid to desperate people. By blocking access for humanitarian organizations, Myanmar’s authorities have put tens of thousands of people at risk and shown a callous disregard for human life.”
-Tirana Hassan, Amnesty International

Crisis in Rakhine State
Civilians Continue to be Targeted in Decades Long War in Myanmar

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Civilians Continue to be Targeted in Decades Long War in Myanmar

“The trust-level between the parties was still at zero after months of negotiation and that the position of the peace policy makers did not accurately reflect the reality of the situation on the ground.”
-The UNFC representative Khu Oo Reh

Civilians Continue to be Targeted in Decades Long War in Myanmar
Ally of Human Rights, or Alibi of Abuse?

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Ally of Human Rights, or Alibi of Abuse?

Ally of Human Rights, or Alibi of Abuse?
Villagers protest against a copper mine project during a visit by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Sarlingyi township

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“ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံ” သုိ႔မဟုတ္ အဂၤလိပ္လုိ “Progressive Voice” သည္ ျမန္္မာႏုိင္ငံ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ ဒီမုိကေရစီေရးအတြက္ စည္းရံုးလံႈ႔ေဆာ္ေရးလုပ္ေဆာင္ေသာ အာရွ-ပစိဖိတ္ေဒသတြင္းမွ အဖဲြ႔မ်ားျဖင့္ ၂၀၀၆ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ကြန္ရက္အျဖစ္ ခ်ိတ္ဆက္ဖဲြ႔စည္းခဲ့သည့္ ျမန္္မာ့အေရး ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖဲြ႔ (Burma Partnership) မွ ေပါက္္ဖြားလာသည့္ အဖဲြ႔ျဖစ္ပါသည္။

Villagers protest against a copper mine project during a visit by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Sarlingyi township

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သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္မ်ား - ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္မ်ား - အစီရင္ခံစာမ်ား

September
21
2017

Rohingya Crisis: EU Missing In Action: UK Must Lead Again

By Burma Campaign UK
September
21
2017

Karen Human Rights Group Statement on International Day of Peace 2017

By Karen Human Rights Group
September
21
2017

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Disingenuous Speech fails to Address Rohingya Genocide

By Arakan Rohingya National Organisation
September
19
2017

Statement by Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar

By Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar

BLOG POSTS - ဘေလာ့ဂ္

September 21, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Humanitarian Aid for IDPs and Refugees Must Continue until Myanmar Army’s Terror Campaigns Stop

The crisis in Rakhine State needs international action, not only to stop the campaign of terror inflicted upon innocent civilians, but also in the form of humanitarian aid for the 410,000 people who have fled into Bangladesh. The need for support to the victims of the Myanm... Read more ►

September 13, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

US Must Rebuke, Not Reward the Myanmar Army

The US Senate has proposed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – the annual defense budget – to normalize relations between the militaries of the US and Myanmar[1] , a move that was vehemently opposed by Myanmar civil society. As the US Congress... Read more ►

September 6, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Crisis in Rakhine State

The crisis in northern Rakhine State has escalated dramatically in the past two weeks as conflict, displacement, razing of villages, killings and a litany of human rights violations have torn apart the region yet again. Breaking point has been reached and a human catastrophe... Read more ►

August 23, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Civilians Continue to be Targeted in Decades Long War in Myanmar

As the world marked this year’s World Humanitarian Day, the campaign led by the UN highlighting the need to protect civilians and aid workers caught in conflict and to reaffirm that they are “#NotATarget” reflects the reality on the ground for the over 1,000 newly disp... Read more ►

August 15, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Aspirations of 1988 Still Being Fought For

Last week, 8 August, 2017, marked the 29th anniversary of the 8-8-88 uprising in Myanmar[1] , the largest people power uprising against military rule the country has ever seen. Yet the ideals and aspirations that these nationwide protests were fighting for have yet to be ful... Read more ►

August 9, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

No Bail, Still in Jail

The three journalists arrested and charged under the Unlawful Associations Act after covering a drug-burning ceremony of the Ta’ang National Liberation Army – Lawi Weng, U Aye Naing, and Ko Pyae Phone Aung – remain in prison after their application for bail was den... Read more ►