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UNHCR urges China grant access to Myanmar refugees

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UNHCR urges China grant access to Myanmar refugees

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BEIJING  – The United Nations refugee agency on Friday urged China to grant it access to the Myanmar border, where thousands of people have fled over the past week from fighting between Myanmar’s army and rebels.

Myanmar’s successful offensive in Kokang against the rebel Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, a local ethnic Chinese group, sparked an exodus of about 37,000 refugees into China’s neighbouring Yunnan province last week. Many are believed to have returned to Myanmar.

“Following reports of refugees fleeing fighting in Myanmar in recent weeks, UNHCR has called on the Chinese authorities to allow us access to the border area and has proposed a joint needs assessment so as to offer support for any possible unmet needs,” the U.N. agency said in a statement.

“We hope this request will be positively considered as additional displacement may occur in the region should the situation deteriorate in the Wa State of Myanmar,” it added, referring to another tense part of the country.

While the UNHCR expressed its “deep appreciation” to China for allowing the refugees in and looking after them, it said it would still like to conduct its own survey of the area.

“As a protection agency, UNHCR wishes to visit these locations to assist the government in the provision of humanitarian assistance and to determine whether any of the people who remain there are in need of international protection.”


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Hulkenberg replaces Sutil at Force India

Nico Hulkenberg is determined to make the most of his second chance in Formula One after being given one of Force India’s two race seats for 2012.

The 25-year-old will replace fellow German driver Adrian Sutil, who departs after six years at the UK-based team.

Hulkenberg was Force India’s reserve driver this year behind Sutil and Scottish rookie Paul di Resta, who will retain his seat after finishing 13th overall with 27 points in his debut season.

“It wasn’t easy to watch from the sidelines this season, but I did my best to help the team and show what I was capable of,” said Hulkenberg, who was released by Williams in 2010 despite earning his maiden pole position in his rookie season.
I’m extremely motivated for 2012 and would like to thank everyone for believing in me and giving me this chance. I’m keen to get down to work over the winter to develop our new car and help the team build on this year’s achievements. The first test in Jerez can’t come soon enough.”

The 28-year-old Sutil’s future is uncertain despite finishing ninth overall with 42 points. The only teams with seats available are Williams and HRT.

“Our new line-up means we say ‘goodbye’ to Adrian Sutil, who has been with the team since we entered the sport,” said Force India boss Vijay Mallya.

“He has been an integral part of our success over the past four seasons and we wish him well for the future.”

Di Resta hopes to build on his promising first season.

“I’m really excited about 2012 and there is a real sense of belief that we can continue to push the top teams and take another step forward,” the 25-year-old said.

“I’d also like to thank the team for all their hard work this year and for all the support they’ve given me. I’ll take some time out over the next few weeks to recharge my batteries and hopefully come back even stronger in 2012.”

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