42 child soldiers released from Myanmar military through UN reintegration plan

42 child soldiers released from Myanmar military through UN reintegration plan

WNN Breaking (WNN) Yangon, BURMA/MYANMAR, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: In a concerted effort to stop the continued use of child soldiers by the Myanmar Armed Forces, known as the Tatmadaw, 42 child soldiers were released back to their families, and/or responsible ‘friends of family’ as coordinated efforts with the UN and local authorities is making progress to […]

Ceasefire agreements in Burma/Myanmar may save limbs

Ceasefire agreements in Burma/Myanmar may save limbs

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, BURMA/MYANMAR, ASIA PACIFIC: While the exact extent of landmine pollution throughout Myanmar is unknown, the army and at least 17 non-state armed groups (NSAGs) have used antipersonnel mines in conflicts over the past 14 years, according to the Geneva-based ICBL – International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Myanmar’s central government faces […]

Refugees survive continued displacement with Burma / Myanmar transition

Refugees survive continued displacement with Burma / Myanmar transition

Lynn Yoshikawa and Kristen Cordell – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/RI) BURMA/MYAMAR: After nearly 50 years of brutal military rule, Burma is embarking upon a landmark transition to civilian administration. The country has seen some promising political reforms. But the world’s longest civil war, coupled with natural disasters within the country, has created serious humanitarian needs which […]