Daily Archives: July 14, 2017

Policy Briefer: Ongoing Abuses and Oppression of the Rohingya in Myanmar

Policy Briefer: Ongoing Abuses and Oppression of the Rohingya in Myanmar

Over the past many decades, the country of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has confronted no shortage of compelling human rights and humanitarian issues that have merited the deep concern of the international community....
Humanitarian Implementation Plan

Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) South and East Asia and the Pacific

Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) South and East Asia and the Pacific (ECHO/WWD/BUD/2017/01000 ) Last update: 05/07/2017 Version 2 Report from European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Download PDF (246.19 KB) Implementation...
Anti-Human Trafficking Bills Unanimously Passed by US House

Anti-Human Trafficking Bills Unanimously Passed by US House

(Photo: REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)Rohiakar, a Rohingya Muslim woman, shows a picture of her daughter Saywar Nuyar, 22, who is being held by a human trafficker, at a refugee camp outside Sittwe, Myanmar May 21,...
stop defending Myanmar military’s crimes

Suu Kyi must stop defending Myanmar military’s crimes

This past week news emerged that Myanmar would refuse to issue visas for members of a UN-mandated fact-finding mission investigating allegations of human-rights violations. Although the mission is looking into allegations of crimes against...
A Rohingya fisherman walks on the beach in Sittwe in the state of Rakhine, Myanmar March 2, 2017.

Myanmar escorts media to conflict-torn region, vows ‘no restrictions’

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar pledged on Wednesday "no restrictions" on journalists visiting the troubled state of Rakhine this week, in the first official trip to include foreign reporters to mostly Rohingya Muslim villages...
Rohingya: International Community Cannot Overlook What's Happening in Myanmar, Says Nikki Haley United Nations

Rohingya: International Community Cannot Overlook What’s Happening in Myanmar, Says Nikki Haley

In view of Myanmar denying entry to a United Nations fact finding team, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said that the international community cannot overlook the situation there. She said that Myanmar...

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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...