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Statement on International Day of Action for Rivers, Water, and Life
Burma Rivers Network
March 14, 2009

Free Burma’s Rivers, and Free Burma


On this International Day of Action for Rivers, Burma Rivers Network calls on neighboring countries, dam builders, and international financial institutions to recognize the experience of dam-affected peoples in Burma. Dam projects should be put on hold until affected people are given opportunities to fully participate in project decisions, and energy planning is transparent and taken into consideration alternatives to dams. We stand and say: Free Burma’s Rivers, and Free Burma.

By Burma Rivers Network

Climate change is making its presence felt in Burma. We are deeply saddened at the new levels of suffering inflicted on so many of our people by Cyclone Nargis, and compounded by the inappropriate and wholly inadequate response of the authorities.

Voices of the Dammed

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