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Surviving on a Little Hope and 33 US Cents a Day

Some have no legs. Others lack hands or arms. About half are blind. But all these landmine victims have one vital faculty in common—a voice. And what a voice!
I was saddened to meet a 21-year-old woman who was born in a refugee camp, who has never even been out of the camp and is now raising her own child in a camp.
- Angelina Jolie, Hollywood actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency


A Failed Mission

The UN Special Envoy’s seventh mission was as hollow and inconsequential as we have grown to expect.

Thirteen 88 Student Activists Transferred to New Prisons

Thirteen more 88 student group activists are sent to distant prisons, placing additional burdens on their family and friends.

Jolie Makes Goodwill Visit to Thai Refugee Camp

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the UN’s refugee agency, made her second trip to a camp for Karenni refugees from Burma on Wednesday.

Shan Celebrate their National Day

Burma’s Shan community celebrate their national day on Saturday, barred by the regime from organizing public ceremonies.

Opposition Welcomes Ban’s Call for Burma Talks

The UN secretary-general’s renewed call for dialogue between Burma’s junta and political opposition groups is again greeted with appreciation, but little hope of success.

Kyaw Thu kicked upstairs, junta turns reclusive

(Analysis) Burma's top military rulers have begun to show further signs that they have no interest in the international community and its efforts to assist the regime's humanitarian programmes.

European Parliament urges junta to restore citizenship rights to Rohingya

The European Parliament on Thursday called on Burma's military rulers to restore citizenship rights to Rohingya Muslim minorities living in Western Burma's Arakan State,

Detained editor, reporter of Rangoon-based journal acquitted

The Editor and a reporter of Rangoon-based 'News Watch' weekly journal, have been acquitted, after being detained for over two months in the notorious Insein prison.

NLD welcomes UN Chief's call for dialogue

Burma's main opposition party - National League for Democracy - has welcomed the United Nations' Secretary-General's call for the Burmese government and the opposition parties to...

Angelina Jolie visits refugee camp
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Faces of the UI: Tossed out of Burma, writer finds home here
UI The Daily Iowan - Iowa City,IA,USA
When Kerry Howley handed her passport to the immigration officer at an airport in Rangoon, Burma, she caught a glimpse of something popping up on the ...
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India should advocate for democracy in Burma
Newstrack India - Delhi,India
While the Indian vice-president has left for Burma (Myanmar) with a four-day official visit to the military-ruled country, the civil society groups of India ...
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Plague of Rats Makes Food Even Harder to Find in Burma
Jakarta Globe - Jakarta,Indonesia
Food insecurity in Burma’s remote and impoverished Chin State, in northwestern Burma, has worsened following a major infestation of rats. ...
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Opposition Welcomes Ban’s Call for Burma Talks
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By WAI MOE Burma’s opposition welcomed United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call to resume substantive talks between the Burmese military junta ...
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UN Envoy Leaves Burma Empty-handed
Asia Sentinel - Hong Kong,SAR,Hong Kong
Burma's military regime is clearly in no mood to compromise with the United Nations or the international community. Several ministers politely received the ...
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Thailand starting to resemble Burma
United Press International, Asia - Hong Kong,USA
It closely parallels Burma’s tough military junta’s long-term and successful efforts to stifle opinion, regiment society and guard against anti-government ...
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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt pay visit to Burmese refugees in Thai camp
The Australian - Sydney,Australia
HOLLYWOOD star couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt visited Burmese refugees in a Thai camp, including one woman who had been there for more than two decades ...
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Sideshow: Jolie's mission: Burmese refugees
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA
By Tirdad Derakhshani Angelina Jolie yesterday called upon Thailand to give more freedom to the more than 100000 Burmese refugees it has locked up in camps ...
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Indonesia backtracks on Burmese migrants
Ninemsn - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Indonesia says it will consider granting refugee status to hundreds of Muslim migrants from Burma allegedly abused and dumped at sea by Thai security forces ...
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Jolie urges Thai Govt. to free Burmese Refugees locked in camps
Thaindian.com - Bangkok,Bangkok,Thailand
Washington, February 6 (ANI): Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has asked the Thailand Government to free around 110000 Burmese refugees who have been locked ...
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