Many migrant workers have filed claims with labor advocate organizations, citing substandard treatment and unfair pay, based on their nationality.
The MRC prior consultation process normally lasts for six months, during which other MRC members, including Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, can review the project and assess any cross-border impacts.
In Myanmar, an estimated 350,000 internally displaced persons living in crowded and sometimes unsanitary conditions face the danger of a widespread outbreak of COVID - 19.
Scientists say COVID-19 likely originated through ‘animal to human’ transmission at a wild animal market in Wuhan, China.
Thailand has announced the 10th case of the coronavirus as government authorities say the outbreak is still under control.
Splinter groups come together to mark 70 years since fighting broke out between ethnic group and Myanmar government.
Land values have soared in recent years with the construction of the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge.
More than 750,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled military attacks in Myanmar remain in Bangladesh camps as future repatriation and resettlement plans remain unclear.
As China pushes its Belt and Road Initiative across Asia to strengthen its economic links with new transport routes, the Mekong River faces possible irreversible changes.
One year after fleeing Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are stuck in camps in Bangladesh.
Karens say road work and the planned hydropower dams breach the ceasefire agreement.
The army has a long history of violence towards ethnic civilian populations.
At Balukhali refugee camp, unclean water, cramped living quarters and squalid conditions create the prime environment for outbreaks of preventable diseases.
Accounts support accusations of widespread rape by Myanmar's army; the government rejects the claims.
Registering children and tracing their families is first priority for aid groups but with more than 500,000 arrivals, the task is daunting.
Air quality is a problem every year caused by excessive field-burning in the region during the dry season - though this year’s smoke arrived early.