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Rohingya refugees gather to collect relief supplies at the Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Bangladesh May 31, 2017

Myanmar needs to get serious about peace

David Baulk is a Myanmar Human Rights Specialist with Fortify Rights. Last month, Myanmar's de-facto leader and former human-rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi convened a conference to try to end the many wars that...
No children that were assessed in 45 villages met the 'minimum adequate diet

Burma: 80,000 Muslim Rohingya children starving after military violence, warns UN agency

Hundreds of thousands of children in Burma are starving and are in need of treatment for acute malnutrition over the next year, a United Nations agency has warned. The World Food Programme‘s report was compiled...
Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh to escape ongoing violence against them in Myanmar

Over 80,000 Rohingya kids ‘wasting’ from hunger in Myanmar: UN

The United Nations has warned that tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim children under the age of five are in dire need of treatment for "acute malnutrition" in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine. The World...
Rohingya crisis: UN warns 80,000 children 'wasting' from hunger in Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: UN warns 80,000 children ‘wasting’ from hunger in Myanmar

Some 75,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya people who fled a bloody army crackdown live in western Rakhine state and are reeling from a food crisis Rosmaida Bibi, right, who suffers from severe malnutrition, sits with her...
Rohingya refugees gather to collect relief supplies

Rohingya Muslim children face starvation amid Burma crackdown

Food insecurity increased following 'security incidents and ensuing violence in late 2016' WFP said. Hundreds protest Aung San Suu Kyi panel on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar IBTimes US At least 85,000 children from the Muslim Rohingya...
Bangladesh is not party to the UN convention on refugees and refuses to provide most Rohingya access to education, healthcare and work

The unwanted: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (CNN)Children with henna-painted hands play outside mud-walled hovels with damaged roofs in one of Bangladesh's biggest refugee camps. They're among 276,000 Rohingya people living in camps and informal settlements in and around...

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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...