Thaton Incident Report: UNHCR begins development project in Bilin Township, May 2014


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Thaton Incident Report: UNHCR begins development project in Bilin Township, May 2014

Published date:
Wednesday, June 3, 2015


This Incident Report describes a development project implemented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its implementing partner Bridge Asia Japan (BAJ). Although C--- villagers in Bilin Township, Thaton District, stated that they were in need of a school, the organisations instead began a project to provide water to B--- and C--- villages. The project is not complete and has not yet benefited local villagers.



[1] KHRG trains community members in eastern Burma/Myanmar to document individual incidents of abuse using a standardised reporting format; conduct interviews with other villagers; and write general updates on the situation in areas with which they are familiar. When writing incident reports, community members are encouraged to document incidents of abuse that they consider to be important, by verifying information from multiple sources, assessing for potential biases and comparing to local trends.

[2] In order to increase the transparency of KHRG methodology and more directly communicate the experiences and perspectives of villagers in eastern Burma/Myanmar, KHRG aims to make all field information received available on the KHRG website once it has been processed and translated, subject only to security considerations. For additional reports categorised by Type, Issue, Location and Year, please see the Related Readings component following each report on KHRG’s Website. 

[3] The Myanmar Peace Center (MPC) was created as part of an agreement between the Burma/Myanmar government and the Norway-led Peace Support Donor Group, and is funded in part by the European Union (EU), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the Japanese government. It serves as a focal point for international partners and civil society organisations on issues related to the peace process and to facilitate dialogue between the government and non-state actors. This also includes creating improvements in the quality of life for residents in conflict affected areas in order to increase confidence in the peace building process and democratic transition in Burma/Myanmar.