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Why is no one helping Myanmar’s Rohingya?

Posted by jaypee 910 days ago Burma
http://blogs.reuters.com —

Myanmar is currently in the throes of a massive humanitarian crisis. Thousands of ethnic Rohingya are fleeing persecution. Boarding overcrowded boats (and often enduring horrific conditions), they’re going to countries scarcely able to help them — or in some cases, frankly, not interested in helping them.

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Myanmar continues its ban on domestic workers leaving to work in Singapore

Posted by jaypee 921 days ago Burma
http://www.theonlinecitizen.com —

About 500 women from Myanmar have reportedly been barred in the past three weeks from leaving their country to work in Singapore as foreign domestic workers (FDWs), said local employment agencies.

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2,000 migrants stranded in boats off Myanmar--UN

Posted by jaypee 937 days ago Burma
http://globalnation.inquirer.net —

YANGON, Myanmar–At least 2,000 migrants stalked by hunger and violence have been trapped for weeks on boats off Myanmar, the UN said Tuesday, as Indonesia called for a regional effort to tackle the crisis.




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Nearly 2,000 boat people rescued in Malaysia, Indonesia

Posted by jaypee 947 days ago Burma
http://bangkokpost.com —

Nearly 2,000 boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued or swum to shore in Malaysia and Indonesia, authorities said Monday, warning that still more desperate migrants could be in peril at sea.

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Rohingya wash ashore in Indonesia

Posted by jaypee 948 days ago Burma
http://www.aljazeera.com —

Boats carrying about 500 members of Myanmar's long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim community have washed ashore in western Indonesia, with some in need of medical attention, according to migration official and a human-rights advocate.

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Migrants from four countries eligible for health benefits

Posted by jaypee 982 days ago Burma

MIGRANT workers from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam can now buy healthcare insurance and enjoy healthcare benefits that are on par with what Thais get via the country's universal healthcare scheme.

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Lack of Jobs and High Cost of Living Drive Migrant Workers Back to Thailand

Posted by jaypee 984 days ago Burma
http://news.thaivisa.com —

Migrant workers from Myanmar are heading back to Thailand just ahead of the Thingyan festival. High living expenses and lack of jobs leaves many migrants workers with few options but to return to Thailand to support their families.

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Migrant schools face closure amid funding plunge

Posted by charlon 1027 days ago Burma
http://www.dvb.no —

"Schools at the Thai-Burma border that cater for migrant children are facing severe operational struggles as funding from international donors falls, according to the Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee (BMWEC)."

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