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WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Singapore and the United States are "deeply concerned and anxious" about the plight of the people of Myanmar, Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan said on Wednesday (Sept 29).
Myanmar Covid-19 cases still soaring as total goes above as total now almost 460,000 as UN warns of major crisis ahead
Myanmar reported 1,282 new Covid-19 cases with a daily test positivity rate of 7.2 per cent, bringing the tally to 459,436 cases in the country on Monday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua): Myanmar is facing a humanitarian crisis with about 3 million people requiring assistance, said UN humanitarians on Monday (Sept 27).
YANGON (Reuters): South-East Asian and Western countries have urged all sides in Myanmar to refrain from violence and allow in humanitarian aid, after a shadow government, formed by opponents of military rule, declared a nationwide uprising against the junta.
Long queues formed at supermarkets and petrol stations in Yangon on Tuesday shortly after Myanmar's shadow government declared a "people's defensive war" against the junta.
Citizens from Myanmar, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen can now apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the United States, provided they are applying for the first time, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced.
Forty prisoners have tested positive for Covid-19 in Myanmar's main jail housing some of the thousands of anti-coup protesters who have been arrested by the junta, BBC Burmese language news reported on Thursday (July 8), citing a prison official.
Myanmar reported 783 new Covid-19 cases and eight more deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total infections to 152, 356 and the death toll to 3, 290, according to a release from the Health and Sports Ministry on Saturday night (June 26).
An estimated 230, 000 people have been displaced by fighting in Myanmar and need assistance, the United Nations has announced, as a major armed ethnic group expressed concern about military force, civilian deaths and a widening of the conflict.
(Reuters) - An estimated 230,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Myanmar and need assistance, the United Nations said on Thursday, as a major armed ethnic group expressed concern about military force, civilian deaths and a widening of the conflict.