An increasing number of Myanmar people are selling kidneys as a quick-fix solution to poverty and debt, with many donors going to India for transplants and telling lies to have them approved.
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The UN called the conference a response to a "dramatic shortfall" in aid funding for what it has previously described as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.
The government is adamant that voting will go ahead on November 8, but many of the crucial components in a free and fair election are being hampered by COVID-19.
The pandemic has wreaked havoc with the plans of domestic election observation groups, but an agile response to travel restrictions means the vote will not go unwatched.
An armed group in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state confirmed Monday it had taken three election candidates of Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party prisoner ahead.
Doctors say that early testing and treatment are essential to quell the growing number of COVID-19 deaths. But, for some patients, symptoms never register until it is too late.
More than 1.1 million voters in Myanmar's western Rakhine state will be disenfranchised in upcoming national polls, according to data released by the election commission Friday, a move experts warned could fuel yet more conflict.