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Water is running out in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Following two outbursts of intercommunity violence in June and October 2012, over 140,000 Rakhine Buddhists and Muslims were displaced, with the vast majority of them continuing to remain in camps located in both urban and rural areas, more often in precarious sanitary conditions. Lack of water in Pauktaw Township has left resources depleted, paving the way for the spread of waterborne diseases.

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Myanmar: working with local organisations on population displacement

Clashes in Kachin State between the national army and a local armed group in recent years have led to the displacement of more than 100,000 people. These people are now living in camps in difficult access areas. Willing to go where others don't, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL teams have since been working in partnership with local actors to reach affected populations in 13 camps.

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Water and sanitation crucial in a new Myanmar

In the context of the elections in Myanmar, also known as Burma, that are changing the face of the country, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL teams are increasing their efforts to develop access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in crucial areas such as Rakhine State, where populations are often deprived of the most basic services.

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Bay of Bengal: Who are the "boat people", trapped at sea?

Recent months have seen thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi people, fleeing difficult living conditions in their home countries, take to the seas aboard makeshift boats. Since the closure of the Malaysian border a few days ago, they have been trapped at sea, often in appalling conditions. But who are these people, and what exactly are they trying to escape? Christophe Vavasseur, Solidarités International’s Asia Desk Manager, offers some insight.

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Myanmar: repair the damages of cyclone Komen

Myanmar: repair the damages of cyclone Komen

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has been providing humanitarian aid in Rakhine State (western Myanmar) since 2010 to displaced populations running from...
Myanmar: Bringing back hope with livelihood projects

Myanmar: Bringing back hope with livelihood...

In Myanmar, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is offering returnees and displaced persons new sustainable professional opportunities with cash distributions and...
Myanmar : photo exhibition

Myanmar : photo exhibition "Rakhine : stalemate...

In 2012, latent tensions between the Buddhist and Muslim populations of the state of Burma sparked two waves of inter-communal violence. Some 140,000...
Myanmar: Through the eyes of a displaced woman

Myanmar: Through the eyes of a displaced woman

Following the outburst of violence that occurred in Rakhine State in 2012, around 140,000 were displaced. Among them, many women and children such as Amira who...
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