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5 February 2021

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Myanmar

·      Sex work, three feet apart (Myanmar Times, 5 June 2020)

·      UN gives food to workers returning from China, Thailand (Myanmar Times, 4 June 2020)

·      Factory workers suffer blame and pain in Myanmar’s COVID-19 response (Frontier, 3 June 2020)

·      Myanmar hopes to harness skills of returning workers (Myanmar Times, 3 June 2020)

·      Myanmar CSOs push for urgent measures during the COVID-19 pandemic (TNI, 1 June 2020)

·      Japan to Provide US$46 M Emergency Loan to Small Businesses in Myanmar (The Irrawaddy, 1 June 2020)

·      World Bank approves more loans for electricity, health in Myanmar (Myanmar Times, 31 May 2020)

·      Migrant workers unlikely to get jobs back in Thailand (Myanmar Times, 28 May 2020)

·      Is COVID-19 a smokescreen for labour abuses? (Frontier Myanmar, 27 May 2020)

·      Over 300,000 migrant workers in Thai are jobless due to COVID-19 pandemic (Eleven, 27 May 2020)

·      Timeline: Myanmar’s Government Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic (The Irrawaddy, 26 May 2020)

·      Hundreds of migrant workers return to Myanmar from Thailand (CGTN, 25 May 2020)

·      1,741 Myanmar workers re-enter from Thailand via Friendship Bridge No (2) in two days (Eleven, 25 May 2020)

·      Magwe government allows more than 1000 factories to reopen (Khmer Times, 24 May 2020)

·      Joint Letter to IFC Chief Executive Officer Re: Request for information and recommendations for protecting workers in response to Covid-19 (HRW, 21 May 2020)

·      Myanmar minimum wage decision faces three-month delay (Myanmar Times, 20 May 2020)

·      UK to give Myanmar $48M for coronavirus response (Myanmar Times, 20 May 2020)

·      All my dreams are shattered': COVID-19 crushes Asia’s garment industry (CNA, 19 May 2020)

·      Brands commit to paying for orders under new Myanmar support scheme (Just-Style, 18 May 2020)

·      What Will it Take to Bring Struggling Myanmar Migrant Workers Home from Thailand? (The Irrawaddy, 16 May 2020)

·      Limited relief for microfinance borrowers as the clock ticks on debt payments (Frontier, 15 May 2020)

·      I guess we’re just supposed to starve’ - laid-off Myanmar migrants denied wages and trapped by Thailand lockdown (Myanmar Now, 14 May 2020)

·      Thousands Sacked in Myanmar's Commercial Hub Yangon Amid COVID-19 Downturn (The Irrawaddy, 13 April 2020)

·      Myanmar Hostels Cut Rent as COVID-19 Closures Hit Workers (The Irrawaddy, 11 May 2020)

·      Union Garment Workers Fear an Opportunity to Get Rid of Us (New York Times, 10 May 2020)

·      State Counsellor seeks monitoring of factories for virus (Myanmar Times, 10 May 2020)

·      Myanmar ready to quarantine up to 100,000 returning workers (Myanmar Times, 7 May 2020)

·      Myanmar negotiates for funds to rescue embattled economy (Myanmar Times, 7 May 2020)

·      Myanmar manufacturing, construction sectors take beating (Myanmar Times, 7 May 2020)

·      Six Labor Strike Leaders Jailed for Breaking Myanmar's COVID-19 Rules (The Irrawaddy, 5 May 2020)

·      Myanmar Migrants Stranded Without Cash in Thailand by COVID-19 (The Irrawaddy, 4 May 2020)

·      Myanmar govt extends temporary suspension of microfinance operations to May 15 (Myanmar Times, 4 May 2020)

·      Too few are getting access to Myanmar govt’s emergency COVID fund: businesses (Myanmar Times, 3 April 2020)

·      Myanmar's ethnic conflicts obstruct COVID-19 aid to minorities (Nikkei Asian Review, 3 May 2020)

·      Tsang Yih factory to re-open on May 7 (Myanmar Times, 30 April 2020)

·      Myanmar govt will pay social security for insured workers (Myanmar Times, 29 April 2020)

·      COVID-19 leaves over 60,000 workers jobless in Myanmar (Myanmar Times, 28 April 2020)

·      Government releases economic stimulus plan to fight COVID-19 (Myanmar Times, 28 April 2020)

·      Myanmar Prepares COVID-19 Relief Package Worth up to Several Billion Dollars (The Irrawaddy, 28 April 2020)

 

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