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Myanmar must avert further humanitarian disaster as cyclone approaches

Headline Title:  Myanmar must avert further humanitarian disaster as cyclone approaches 13 May 2013 Heavy monsoon rains and a tropical cyclone threaten the lives of tens of thousands of displaced persons in western Myanmar unless the authorities immediately step up efforts to protect them, Amnesty International said.More than 140,000 individuals – mostly from the Rohingya Muslim minority – are currently displaced across Rakhine state and have been living in temporary shelters since violence erupted between the Buddhist and Muslim communities in Rakhine state in June 2012. Around half…

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