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Cambodia to attend IJC hearing in April - The cambodia herald

Cambodia to attend IJC hearing in April - The cambodia herald | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) - Cambodia will attend International Court of Justice hearings in The Hague in April over its border dispute with ...
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Preah Vihear province is one of the poorest province in Cambodia. #ChildrenMekong is planning to open an education centre in 2013 to provide access to quality education to underprivileged children.

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Myanmar's displaced wait for tide to turn

Myanmar's displaced wait for tide to turn | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
They fled on boats when unrest flared in Rakhine state in October. Now they are waiting for a guarantee of peace and reconstruction before return.
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Asean declaration allows Cambodia to flout human rights, warn campaigners

Asean declaration allows Cambodia to flout human rights, warn campaigners | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Critics fear the new south-east Asian declaration of human rights sanctions the Cambodian government's maltreatment of dissenters and undermines international standards...
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It's more emotional in the Philippines, says U.S pollster

It's more emotional in the Philippines, says U.S pollster | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
A survey by U.S research firm Gallup ranks the Philippines the most emotional society in the world—not at all a surprise for a country where a senator ends his privilege speech in tears, another senator becomes a byword as much for hilarious...
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Publicising the spend on 'charitable activities' would be a disaster

Publicising the spend on 'charitable activities' would be a disaster | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Joe Saxton suggested last month that charities must do more to explain their finances, but it's charities' results that matter, argue Caroline Fiennes and Kurt Hoffman (RT @carolinefiennes: Let's stop lauding the low-ness of charities' admin costs.)...
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Burma announces prisoner amnesty

Burma announces prisoner amnesty | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Burma will release 452 prisoners under an amnesty ahead of a visit by US President Barack Obama "to help promote goodwill", officials say.
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Burma earthquake leaves at least 12 feared dead

Burma earthquake leaves at least 12 feared dead | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
6.8-magnitude quake rocks northern Burma, destroying homes, mines and schools across region...
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Obama to visit Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand - Boston.com

Less than two weeks after his re-election, President Barack Obama will become the first U.S.

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Displaced and divided in Burma's Rakhine

Displaced and divided in Burma's Rakhine | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
With Buddhist and Muslim communities effectively segregated after violence in Burma's Rakhine state, divisions seem deeper than ever, the BBC's Jonathan Head reports from Rakhine.
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Obama to visit Burma later this month

Obama to visit Burma later this month | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Newly re-elected US President Barack Obama will visit Rangoon later this month, a Burmese government official said Wednesday, in the latest sign of Washington's support for reforms in the former pariah state...
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Laos, south-east Asia's new emerging economy - The Guardian

Laos, south-east Asia's new emerging economy - The Guardian | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it

Laos has long been seen as a poor, landlocked, sparsely populated country. But it is at last emerging from its isolation.

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Asia's malaria frontline - Independent Online

Asia's malaria frontline - Independent Online | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it

The tiny walk-in clinic - and hundreds more like it scattered along Thailand's porous frontiers - are a key part of efforts to stop the spread of the lethal new strain from Southeast Asia...

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Laos approves Mekong 'mega' dam

Laos approves Mekong 'mega' dam | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Laos gives the go-ahead to build a massive dam on the lower Mekong river, despite opposition from neighbouring countries and environmentalists.
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Rohingya refugees found on boat adrift off Thailand's island to be sent back to Myanmar

Rohingya refugees found on boat adrift off Thailand's island to be sent back to Myanmar | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
PHUKET, Thailand - Officials say 73 refugees from Myanmar's Rohingya minority found adrift off a Thai resort island will be repatriated to their homeland.
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Thailand set to deport migrant workers - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Thailand set to deport migrant workers - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
More than 1 million migrants living in Thailand face deportation unless they get official working papers by this Friday.
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Children of the Mekong runs several education programme in North Cambodia to avoid flocks of poor Cambodian farmers flying away in neighboring Thailand with a hope for better life...

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Why You Should Say No to Orphanage Tourism (And Tell All Tour Companies to Do the Same)

Why You Should Say No to Orphanage Tourism (And Tell All Tour Companies to Do the Same) | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
When travelers to Cambodia ask me "Well, which orphanage is good that I could visit today?
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Obama vows to press Burma for more reforms during historic Asia trip

Obama vows to press Burma for more reforms during historic Asia trip | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
President brushes off criticism that visit comes too early and says it's time to congratulate nation on opening door to change...
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For Mindanao in the Philippines, no other path but peace | Making development work for all

For Mindanao in the Philippines, no other path but peace | Making development work for all | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
For #Mindanao in the #Philippines, there is no other path but peace. Read more in this blog.
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Work on rail link between Laos and Vietnam to start in January - The Nation

Work on rail link between Laos and Vietnam to start in JanuaryThe NationGiant Consolidated Limited, the Malaysian investor in the project, expects to begin construction in January on the 220-kilometre-long track linking Savannakhet city, on the...
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Where should middle-income countries feature in the new aid landscape? | Jonathan Glennie

Where should middle-income countries feature in the new aid landscape? | Jonathan Glennie | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
A forthcoming debate in Colombia will focus on the vexed issue of whether states that give aid should also receive itThe role of middle-income countries (MICs) in the new aid landscape is one of the mostly hotly contested issues in development,...
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Stakes Rise In Malaria Battle As Cracks Appear In Drug's Armor : NPR

Stakes Rise In Malaria Battle As Cracks Appear In Drug's Armor : NPR | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
At health clinics along the Thai-Myanmar border, malaria is getting tougher to treat as resistance to medication grows. Doctors say it may be time to focus on eradicating malaria before the drugs lose potency.
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Skilled Burmese Have Duty to Return: 88 Gen | The Irrawaddy Magazine

Skilled Burmese Have Duty to Return: 88 Gen | The Irrawaddy Magazine | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Skilled Burmese Have Duty to Return: 88 Gen - Burma‘s future prosperity is under threaten from a severe skills short...
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Women's economic empowerment offers a win-win scenario | Naila Kabeer

Women's economic empowerment offers a win-win scenario | Naila Kabeer | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Not only does gender equality lead to higher economic growth, it is key to ensuring a fairer world for both men and womenDoes gender equality contribute to economic growth?
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Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in Burma drown as crisis deepens

Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in Burma drown as crisis deepens | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Many Rohingya people are attempting dangerous voyages to Bangladesh and Thailand, but most are sent back on arrival...
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World Bank's Vision for Burma's Future - The Irrawaddy News Magazine

World Bank's Vision for Burma's Future - The Irrawaddy News Magazine | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Scrape TVWorld Bank's Vision for Burma's FutureThe Irrawaddy News MagazineReaffirming support for the reform process in Burma, the World Bank's board of directors has confirmed a new interim strategy plan for the country as well as an US $80...
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