Daily Archives: May 26, 2017

Boys carry bamboo stalks at the Sin Tet Maw camp for internally displaced persons in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Photo: UNICEF

Children dying in Myanmar because of malnutrition: UN

Bangkok: The United Nations children's agency UNICEF has revealed that as many as 150 children under five are dying each day in Myanmar, while 30 per cent suffer from moderate or severe malnutrition. In a...
Business as usual isn't enough: we need a new approach to humanitarian crises

Business as usual isn’t enough: we need a new approach to humanitarian crises

  No single organisation has the answer, at the UN we’re working with international and local partners to find better solutions Of the 65.3 million displaced people in the world, over 40 million, or six in...
The refugees, mostly women and children, were taking refuge in Lungpuk and Khaikhy villages of southern Mizoram to evade alleged atrocities from the Arakan Army

338 Myanmar nationals, who fled to Mizoram, repatriated

GUWAHATI: The 338 Myanmar nationals, who had crossed over to Mizoram last week after being driven out by the militants of Arakan Army in that country, have been repatriated. The refugees, mostly women and children,...
Against the backdrop of persistent ethnic tensions, the second round of the peace conference of Burmese government

Myanmar’s Religious and Ethnic Conflicts: no end in sight

Against the backdrop of persistent ethnic tensions, the second round of the peace conference of Burmese government, army (Tatmadaw) and ethnic minorities begins on 24 May in Myanmar. The political internal climate and the...
Portrait of Myanmar’s ‘Buddhist bin Laden’ chills Cannes film festival

Portrait of Myanmar’s ‘Buddhist bin Laden’ chills Cannes film festival

Director Barbet Schroeder’s portrait of Wirathu, the Buddhist monk accused of inciting attacks on Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, has been hailed by critics at the Cannes film festival. Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator...
Civil society organizations term UN mission probe ‘important’ for people of Myanmar

Myanmar CSOs call for UN probe into rights abuses

Civil society organizations (CSOs) in Myanmar urged the government to fully cooperate with United Nations mission to probe into alleged human rights violations in country’s ethnic areas including western Rakhine state. Myanmar rebuffed in March...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...