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Statement by Ms. Yanghee LEE, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council

Statement by Ms. Yanghee LEE, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in...

Agenda item 4 Geneva, 15 June 2017 Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you for the opportunity to once again allow me to address this Human Rights Council. This is the first time I am delivering a...
Azeem Ibrahim is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Policy and Adj Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute

Is the UN failing Rohingyas? by Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

The UN office in Myanmar is in disarray as the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Renata Lok-Desallien, is due to leave the post prematurely. The office she presided over has been described as ‘glaringly...
Myanmar migrant workers queue as they arrive in Yangon airport on Aug 8, 2016 after being released from detention camps in Malaysia.

Malaysia says unaware of Myanmar’s plans to lift worker ban

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government says it is unaware of Myanmar's plans to lift a ban imposed in December on workers coming to Malaysia. The Myanmar government had told Channel NewsAsia it could lift the...
A Rohingya refugee's Ramzan: How to go without when you have nothing

A Rohingya refugee’s Ramzan: How to go without when you have nothing

Even as metro construction in Delhi's Kalindi Kunj grinds slowly on, a small community, crammed into a tiny camp on the periphery of the large concrete pillars, goes quietly about its day. The dusty...

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Activists are angry at Aung San Suu Kyi's inaction over alleged atrocities against Rohingya in Rakhine [Dondi Tawatao/Reuters]

Concerns, Causes and Countermeasures to the Rohingya Problem

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui In the last four months, since August 2017, more than 615,000 natives of Arakan – the Rohingya Muslims and Hindus –...
US Ambassador to Myanmar Meets With Rakhine Political Party, NGOs to Discuss Rohingya Crisis

US Ambassador to Myanmar Meets With Rakhine Political Party, NGOs to Discuss Rohingya Crisis

The U.S. ambassador to Myanmar met with NGOs and Rakhine state’s dominant ethnic political party to discuss recent violence that has wracked the region,...
Resolving Rohingya Crisis: Europe stands by Bangladesh

Resolving Rohingya Crisis: Europe stands by Bangladesh

  EU, German, Swedish FMs assure Dhaka; Japan pledges help in repatriation process Germany, Sweden and the European Union yesterday extended their strong support to Bangladesh...
But these are the worst conditions I have encountered. This is a sentence I hear time and again from the most experienced aid workers here.

Rohingya crisis: Nothing prepared me for Bangladesh’s refugee camps

Eight-year-old May has a necklace with several keys around her neck. We ask her what they are for. Her eyes cloud over: "It is the...
China’s proposal for bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar without getting the international community involved makes no sense

Why a bilateral solution won’t work

  China’s proposal for bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar without getting the international community involved makes no sense When dealing with a humanitarian crisis, the...