Refugees in camps on the Thailand Burma border, and those hiding in the jungle from the Burmese Army are facing cuts in rations and shelter.
The British government must increase aid to refugees to prevent further suffering.
A report by the Palaung Women’s Organization (PWO)
Worsening conflict and abuses by Burmese government troops in northern Shan State…
A report by Burma Campaign UK calling for a review of DFID policy on Burma
A report by the Back Pack Health Worker Team
Position paper by pro-democracy organisations detailing policy on humanitarian assistance to Burma.
Aid to Burma
Burma is one of the poorest countries in Asia. Decades of military rule and economic mismanagement have resulted in widespread poverty, poor health care and low educational standards, with an estimated 75% of the population living below the poverty line. Burma’s military-backed government spends more than five times on the military than on health care.
The Burmese Army rapes, loots, burns, tortures and kills. Despite these appalling acts, there is no UN global arms embargo on Burma.