- 09/01/2009Posted by:
As we mentioned last Thursday, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), an ethnic Kokang ceasefire group, ended its two-decade ceasefire with the Burmese regime. The ceasefire’s end brought about several days of destructive military combat between the MNDAA and the Tatmadaw, the Burmese army.
- 08/27/2009Posted by:
The Irrawaddy reported on Thursday that the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), an ethnic Kokang ceasefire group, ended a two-decade ceasefire with the Burmese regime. Several instances of fighting broke out along the Sino-Burmese border, aggravating the month-long refugee crisis in the northeastern Shan State.
- 08/11/2009Posted by:
Recently, STAND published a blog post addressing the presence of child soldiers in military combat operations by Tatmadaw, the Burmese army, and ethnic rebel groups in eastern Burma. Since then, the United Nations has taken impressive strides towards ending the abuse of children and use of child soldiers in Burma.
- 08/08/2009Posted by:
Having claimed the lives of 5.4 million people since 1998, and displaced 250,000 since August 2008, DR Congo’s crisis rages on. More and more people are getting displaced in the Eastern towns of Kivu, Rutshuru and Nyakakoma. And those who manage to return home from exile in neighboring Uganda with assistance of organizations like the International Rescue Committee (IRC) are met with mere debris left over from their torched homes. With today’s ongoing resettlement, congestion and disease have become a very big problem.
- 08/05/2009Posted by:
- 07/27/2009Posted by:
Sunday marked the 62nd anniversary of Martyrs' Day, the Burmese national holiday commemorating the triumph and assassination of Aung San, the father of Aung San Suu Kyi, and his companions in the fight for Burmese independence from British rule.
- 06/14/2009Posted by:
This summer, I'm interning at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office in New York City. Part of my job is to help to coordinate an NGO Working Group on Gender Based Violence in Sudan, which works with departments in the UN, like the UNFPA and the OCHA, to help ensure the well-being of women and children in the Sudan.
- 06/11/2009Posted by:
Last night, the House passed H.R. 2410, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which authorizes resources to strengthen U.S. foreign policy efforts for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011. Earlier this week, STAND and the Genocide Intervention Network sent letters in support of the legislation, highlighting key provisions that will help strengthen our government’s commitment to addressing ongoing genocide and mass atrocities and to preventing them in the future. GI-NET interns also hand-delivered letters of support to key members of Congress.