Daily Archives: July 28, 2017

Urgent Assistance Needed in Myanmar as Children 'Waste Away' - Cash-Strapped WFP

Urgent Assistance Needed in Myanmar as Children ‘Waste Away’ – Cash-Strapped WFP

A United Nations report has warned that more than 80,000 children under the age of five, living in western Myanmar, are in need of urgent treatment for acute malnutrition over the next 12 months. The...
More than 150,000 UNHCR-registered refugees, asylum-seekers in Malaysia

More than 150,000 UNHCR-registered refugees, asylum-seekers in Malaysia

(File pix) 10 countries made up the majority of refugees and asylum seekers, with the highest coming from Myanmar (133,725 people) ; Pakistan 3,548; Sri Lanka 2,328; Yemen 2,095; Somalia 2,062; Syria 1,980; Iraq...
A Rohingya refugee sits near a house destroyed by Cyclone Mora in Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh, in May 2017

Myanmar’s Rohingya stuck in limbo between persecution and relocation

JUDY WOODRUFF: But, first, we turn to Bangladesh and the plight of the Rohingya. They are an ethnic minority group seeking refuge there, many having been forced from their homes in neighboring Myanmar. But as special...
Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Burma, at a press conference on 21 July in Rangoon.

NLD lawmaker assails UN human rights rapportuer’s harsh words for Burma

A member of the Lower House of Parliament has submitted an urgent proposal to denounce the findings of Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma. The proposal was approved for...
Families who settled in the Jammu area in northern India have encountered new religious tensions.

Muslim refugees unwelcome in Muslim-dominated Indian State

A billboard erected by pro-Hindu political parties telling Rohingya Muslims to leave the Indian city of Jammu. Some 1,200 Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar to the Jammu and Kashmir state, India's Muslim-majority region, face...
Rakhine Nationalities Development Party

Wracked by conflicts, Arakan National Party splits again

Amid internal conflicts, the Arakan National Party (ANP) has split again following three years of efforts to unify the party with high hopes of achieving a federal democratic union in Myanmar. The Rakhine Nationalities Development...
Voter roll updating starts Jul 25: EC to take special measures to prevent Rohingya enrolment

Updating voter list: Inclusion of Rohingyas feared

Porgram for updating voters list began in Cox's Bazar on Tuesday like the rest of the country. Election Commission (EC) has taken firm measures to prvent the inclusion of Rohingyas in the updated voters...
International Cooperation and Development Building partnerships for change in developing countries

Livelihoods and Community: Sustainable Solutions for the Forgotten Rohingyas and Host Communities in Mae...

Overall Objectives: To promote livelihood opportunities and the socio-economic self-reliance of Rohingyas, other marginalised Myanmar Muslims and vulnerable Thais in communities in Mae Sot, Tak province; To strengthen and facilitate the relationships, understanding and...
UN finalizes team to investigate crimes against Rohingya minority in Myanmar

UN finalizes team to investigate crimes against Rohingya minority in Myanmar

A file picture showing Rohingya migrants through the fence separating them from the outside from their refugee shelter in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Feb. 11, 2017. EPA/DEDI SINUHAJI The United Nations on Thursday finalized the...

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Myanmar steps towards debt trap

By Taylor McDonald 2018-07-16 Myanmar plans to reduce the cost of the Chinese-backed Kyaukpyu special economic zone and port, cap its external debt load and avoid repeating the debts...

Lucky to have full family, many don’t

HUMAYUN KABIR BHUIYAN, back from Teknaf It was a hot and humid day with occasional drizzling. On July 1, the President of the International Committee...

The future of the stateless

Maizura Ismail 16 July 2018 The global community stood transfixed as the story of the Moo Pa football team and their coach who found themselves trapped...

In apparent test of Myanmar democracy, jailed Reuters journalists to testify in court

YANGON – Two jailed Reuters reporters on trial in Myanmar accused of obtaining secret state documents will testify in court from Monday, in a case...

Rakhine not ready to take back Rohingyas: IOM DG

International Organisation for Migration director general William Lacy Swing on Sunday said that the Myanmar authorities were not ready for taking back forcibly displaced...