Press Releases

Date: April 10, 2012
With international donors preparing to significantly increase humanitarian and development assistance in order to promote peace in Burma, we are very concerned that cross-border aid to marginalized and vulnerable populations is being limited or cut at this crucial time.

March 19, 2012
For immediate release

On March 17 five Burma army trucks and various government vehicles entered Tanghpre village at the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam site in an apparent attempt to enforce an eviction order and intimidate people to move out from the village.

Press release from Kachin Development Networking Group

March 2, 2012

Since the suspension of the Myitsone dam by President Thein Sein last year, villagers relocated for the project have not been permitted to go back to their old villages. Despite this prohibition, relocated villagers returned on February 24 to call for the permanent cancellation of the Irrawaddy dams and to be allowed to officially return home without fear of relocation.

For Immediate Release: 29 November 2011
Burma’s military-backed government is proceeding with two mega dams on Burma’s Shweli River, a major tributary of the Irrawaddy, which will forcibly displace 3,000 people and directly impact over 15,000, according to a new report released today by local researchers.

Voices of the Dammed

Development in Burma