Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of ‘ethnic cleansing’

The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)
The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest month of a military crackdown that began Aug. 25 in Myanmar's Rakhine State. The organization said that by its "most conservative...

Burma: Rohingya Return Deal Bad for Refugees

Human Rights Watch (press release)
Disclaimer This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member...

Army’s rape of Rohingya women sweeping, methodical: AP

This combo photo comprises of portraits of some of the Rohingya Muslim women taken during an interview with The Associated Press in Kutupalong and Gundum refugee camp in Bangladesh [Wong Maye-E/AP Photo]
  The rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical, the Associated Press news agency found in interviews with 29 women and girls who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. The sexual assault survivors from several refugee camps were interviewed separately and extensively. The...

Report: Only 34% of Rohingya fund raised so far

Rohingya refugee women cry while crossing the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 12, 2017 Reuters
    Only 34% of the $434 million needed to provide assistance to 1.2 million people, including the host community in Cox’s Bazar, has been raised when Rohingyas are still suffering from various problems says a new report on Monday. “Humanitarian partners are working round the clock...

Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women

MINORITY. Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, who tried to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence, are kept under watch by Bangladeshi security officials in Teknaf on December 25, 2016. AFP file photo Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have intercepted 34 boats carrying some 340 Rohingyas at border points near Cox's Bazar. / AFP PHOTO / STR
UN envoy Many of these atrocities 'could be crimes against humanity,' says UN envoy Pramila Patten DHAKA, Bangladesh – Myanmar soldiers "systematically targeted" Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, a United Nations (UN) special...

APEC/ASEAN: Prioritize Rohingya Crisis

Security officers gather before a ceremony for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, November 5, 2017. © 2017 Reuters
Address Deteriorating Rights Situations in Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia Security officers gather before a ceremony for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, November 5, 2017. (New York) – World leaders meeting for summits in Asia on November 10-14, 2017, should address Burma’s...

One-third of Rohingya refugee families in Bangladesh vulnerable, UN agency finds

Staff from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees interview Rohingyas at a UNHCR transit center in Bangladesh. Photo: UNHCR/Roger Arnold
7 November 2017 – The innovative data collection technology employed by the United Nations refugee agency for the first stage of Rohingya family counting in Bangladesh has revealed a worrying statistic: one-third of the refugee population is vulnerable. “In an innovative and revealing family counting...

Security Council Presidential Statement Calls on Myanmar to End Excessive Military Force, Intercommunal Violence in Rakhine State

Security Council
Permanent Representative Says Text Places Undue Political Pressure on Government Calling on the Myanmar Government to end the excessive military force and intercommunal violence that had devastated the Rohingya community in Rakhine State, the Security Council this afternoon urged the implementation of agreed‑upon mechanisms to...

World failing Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, top Red Cross official says

IFRC chief Elhadj As Sy says humanitarian crisis is unprecedented and calls on all leaders to take situation seriously
A top Red Cross official has described the humanitarian crisis affecting Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims as unprecedented and said the world was failing in its response. Speaking to the Guardian on a visit to the rapidly expanding refugee camps in the Bangladeshi port town of Cox’s...

Rohingya girls under 10 raped while fleeing Myanmar, charity says

Rohingya children in Cox’s Bazar, across the border from Myanmar in Bangladesh. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA
Médecins Sans Frontières says more than half the girls it has treated after sexual assaults are under 18 Rohingya children, some of them under 10 years old, are receiving treatment for rape in camps on the Bangladesh border, according to medics who say that young...

Doctors say they have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with sexual violence

Newly arrived Rohingya refugees board a boat as they transfer to a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
Rohingya crisis: Burmese soldiers are raping and murdering Muslims today, warns UN Burmese soldiers are continuing to rape and murder Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state, according to the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights. Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein told the US National Public Radio that...

‘My World Is Finished’: Rohingya Targeted in Crimes against Humanity in Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: Refugees tell of 'house by house' killings
More than 530,000 Rohingya men, women and children have fled northern Rakhine State in terror in a matter of weeks amid the Myanmar security forces’ targeted campaign of widespread and systematic murder, rape and burning, Amnesty International said today in its most detailed analysis...

Latest News

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...