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Myanmar: UN welcomes release of child soldiers, commitment to get them educated

Yangon/New York, Aug 2 (IBNS) Myanmar released dozens of children and young adults from its armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, the United Nations Friday confirmed, welcoming also efforts to get the people away from guns and into classrooms.

Myanmar: UN concerned about access to thousands displaced

New York, May 17 (IBNS): With increased fighting in parts of Myanmar that is preventing access to civilians, the United Nations and humanitarian partners on Friday said they were seriously concerned by the displacement of thousands of people over the past weeks and called for an end to the fighting.

Myanmar: UNICEF concerned over Kachin children

New York, Apr 23 (IBNS): Recent fighting between Government forces and Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people, including possible recruitment, limited access to basic services and the threat of landmines, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday.

Myanmar: UN welcomes probe into attacks on aid workers

New York, Apr 11 (IBNS): The top United Nations official in Myanmar welcomed the Government's condemnation of the recent attacks against UN and non-governmental organization (NGO) premises in Sittwe, and its commitment to see perpetrators brought to justice through a newly established investigation commission.

Myanmar: UN alarmed at worsening human rights situation

New York, Apr 8 (IBNS): An independent United Nations expert on Monday sounded the alarm on the deteriorating human rights situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state, adding that the evacuation of aid workers following recent attacks on the humanitarian community would have severe consequences for life-saving work in the area.

Myanmar: UN concerned over aid disruption in Rakhine

New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): The United Nations humanitarian wing is warning that life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in Myanmar's Rakhine state have been seriously disrupted following the recent attacks on the UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Myanmar: Ban urges safety of humanitarian workers

New York, Apr 1 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Government of Myanmar to ensure the safety and security of all staff members and their property in the wake of recent attacks against the United Nations and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Rakhine state.