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Parents worry about school openings amidst fears of COVID-19

HURFOM: Although prevention and control measures in response to  COVID-19 have not been lifted, the Ministry of Education has announced that school registration for basic... 

July 15, 2020 | Read more »

Press Release: IDP Communities Struggling to Survive as COVID-19 Restrictions and Quarantine Measures Causing Destitution in Southeastern Burma/Myanmar

For Immediate Release HURFOM, 15 July 2020: Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in remote communities in southeast Burma/Myanmar are struggling to survive. COVID-19-related... 

July 15, 2020 | Read more »

MNEC facing a shortage of qualified teachers due to limited salary rates 

HURFOM: The Mon National Education Committee (MNEC) has a limited budget that provides a small salary to its school teachers. As a result, education activists have noted ... 

July 14, 2020 | Read more »

First time voters worry about how to ensure their vote counts in the General Election

HURFOM: The Union Election Commission (UEC) announced on July 1, 2020 that the 2020 general election will be held on November 8. However, for some living in remote or... 

July 10, 2020 | Read more »

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Achieve Justice by Combating Impunity On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Women’s League of Burma (WLB), Network for Human Rights Documentation... 

June 26, 2020 | Read more »

Mawkanin fire victims need help after homes destroyed

HURFOM: On June 22, 2020, 27 houses in Ward #3, of Mawkanin village, Ye Township, Mon State caught fire. 18 houses were burnt to ashes and 9 houses were damaged. A problem... 

June 25, 2020 | Read more »

2nd round of livelihood supports underway due to Covid-19

HURFOM: The President’s Office announced on June 19th, 2020 that for the second time the government will provide food packs to those facing livelihood hardships due to... 

June 25, 2020 | Read more »

UEC to provide assistance for voters with disabilities

HURFOM: For the upcoming general election to be held in November 2020, there will not be a separate polling station for voters with disabilities in Mon State. Instead, U... 

June 23, 2020 | Read more »