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Humanitarian Groups in Myanmar Forced to Go Underground Amid Military Crackdown on Charity

In the country that once topped the Charities Aid Foundation’s World Giving Index, which ranks countries in terms of generosity, the military regime has made it a crime to give or receive charity, humanitarian workers said. Volunteers and aid workers are now targeted by the junta’s security forces under vague laws, and many have gone into hiding to continue helping the many needy.