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Author: Refugee Empowerment International

2007-01-30 ~ 2008-01-28
Agency: Mon National Education Committee
US$9,900

Like many states within Burma, the Mon state has been struggling to establish their right to self-determination since 1948. A cease-fire was declared but many people are still deprived of their basic human rights. Since the ceasefire the Thai authorities have allowed the Mon National Education Committee to open an office in Sangkhlaburi in order to communicate with groups both inside and outside Burma.

2007-01-30 ~ 2008-01-29
Agency: Concern Universal
US$25,000

Since 1982, there has been an ongoing conflict in Casamance, located in southern Senegal. It is estimated that over 5,000 people have been killed, and over 60,000 people have been internally displaced, with about 15,000 people seeking refuge in The Gambia and Guinea Bissau.

In December 2006, a flare-up in rebel activity caused around 7,500 people to flee the Casamance into Gambia. The main problem was the increased demand for drinking water for human and livestock consumption. The existing wells did not provide sufficient drinking water, and was often polluted.