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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UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...