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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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...