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...

288 Villages, Tens of Thousands of Structures Torched

Human Rights Watch (press release)
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 2017. © 2017 Human Rights Watch (New York) – Newly released satellite images reveal that at least 288 villages were partially...

Five days on the Arakan road

It is heart-breaking to see innocent children suffer REUTERS
Ten days have passed since I got back from the temporary refugee camps in Kutupalong and Balukhali, but I still find it difficult to eat. Whenever I sit at the dining table, I see the hungry, desperate faces of the Rohingya. I see the faces of...

Crimes against Humanity by Burmese Security Forces Against the Rohingya Muslim

Human Rights Watch (press release)
Population in Northern Rakhine State since August 25, 2017 Crimes against Humanity Human Rights Watch has found that serious violations committed by members of Burma’s state security forces against the Rohingya Muslim population in northern Rakhine State since August 25, 2017, amount to crimes against humanity...

Rohingya crisis: UN reports drop in arrivals in Bangladesh

More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August
UN agencies in Bangladesh say there has been a notable drop over the past two days in the number of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. But a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told the BBC it was "too soon to say...

Russia against foreign intervention in Myanmar

Russia against foreign intervention in Myanmar
Attempts at intervening in Myanmar’s internal affairs may have only one net effect - still deeper interreligious discord, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday, reports Russian news agency Tass. “It is essential to remember that the wish to intervene in the internal...

The Latest: UN says 389,000 Rohingyas have fled in 3 weeks

U.N. says its humanitarian officials report that 389,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since violence broke out
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — The Latest on violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and the flood of ethnic Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh (all times local): 12:25 a.m. The U.N. says its humanitarian officials report that 389,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since violence broke out in...

Burma: National Commission Denies Atrocities

Human Rights Watch (press release)
(New York) – A Burmese government commission has dismissed allegations of serious human rights violations by security forces in Rakhine State without a credible basis, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 6, 2017, the National Investigation Commission on Rakhine State, headed by Vice...

Myanmar says no crimes against humanity in Rakhine violence

Myanmar says no crimes against humanity in Rakhine violence
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) " The Myanmar government's inquiry into violence in northern Rakhine state last year that forced tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh and led to U.N. accusations of crimes against humanity by the army has concluded that no...

Asean grows richer but democracy left poorer, says Economist

Asean's more than 625 million citizens are growing wealthier with liberal economics but politically, the region is in retreat with despots and leaders clingin on to power despite corruption scandals. – EPA pic, July 21, 2017.
ASEAN might be enjoying boom times, growing at an annual rate of 5% over the past five years, but politically, the region is moving in the opposite direction, The Economist said. At the height of the Asian financial crisis in 1998, the 10 nations making...

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