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UN appeals for dialogue following IDP violence in Myanmar

A young girl in Myanmar's Rakhine State. UNHCR has appealed for measures to prevent more violence following the latest clashes with IDPs.UNHCR on Tuesday called for measures to prevent further violence in the wake of the latest clashes between displaced Muslims and security forces in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. “The clashes last Friday have left one man dead and about 10 people injured,” UN refugee agency spokesman Adrian Edwards told a news briefing in Geneva. Continue reading

Latest report on Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

Adrian Edwards, Spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. Photo: UNIFEEDDespite recent improvements, conditions at an offshore processing centre currently housing 250 people seeking asylum in Australia do not meet international standards, the United Nations refugee agency said today, citing “continued and worrying shortcomings” at the facility. “Living conditions are still harsh, processing Continue reading