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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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Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

  Rohingya refugees walk by night after crossing the border from Myanmar, on the Bangladeshi shores of the Naf river in Teknaf on September 29,...
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288 Villages, Tens of Thousands of Structures Torched

Burma: New Satellite Images Confirm Mass Destruction Complete destruction of Rohingya villages in close proximity to intact Rakhine village, Maungdaw township, recorded on 21 September...
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Many Parties Complicit in Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

  The persecution of Rohingya Muslims goes beyond religious intolerance, says Dr. Elizabeth Hurd, professor of politics at Northwestern University   I support The Real News Network...
Thousands of Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar are kept under a tight security by Bangladeshi military after crossing the border in a rice patty field near Palang Khali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Does Democracy’s Toehold in Myanmar Outweigh the Lives of the Rohingya?

Putting pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi could endanger her bargain with the military, but a system that allows ethnic cleansing may not be...
A Rohingya refugee woman who crossed the border from Burma a day before, carries her daughter and searches for help as they wait to receive permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue their way to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, Bangladesh Credit: REUTERS

UN food agency withdraws Rohingya hunger report ‘at request of Burma’

  The United Nations food agency is pressing for immediate access to Burma’s troubled northern Rakhine state amid accusations that it shelved a critical report...