Myanmar’s Rohingya: cornered by poverty, stalked by violence

Rohingya escapees have harrowing accounts of security officers slaughtering babies, burning people alive and gang-raping women
Hemmed in by Myanmar security forces and menaced by abductions and killings, Rohingya Muslims in a conflict-scarred corner of Rakhine State say fear is one of the few constants in their lives. Last week foreign media were given partial access to the isolated wedge of...

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

Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh to escape ongoing violence against them in Myanmar
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 Food Program (WFP) reported on Monday that 80,500 children living...

The unwanted: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is not party to the UN convention on refugees and refuses to provide most Rohingya access to education, healthcare and work
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 Cox's Bazar, according to estimates by the United Nation Human...

Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) South and East Asia and the Pacific

Humanitarian Implementation Plan
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 Plan Download PDF (685.09 KB) Technical Annex AMOUNT: EUR 29 775 000 The...

Myanmar cardinal says there is no “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya minority

A Rohingya internally displaced person sleeps inside a camp March 15 in Sittwe, Myanmar. (Credit:Soe Zeya Tun, Reuters via CNS.)
A Rohingya internally displaced person sleeps inside a camp March 15 in Sittwe, Myanmar. Rohingyas in Myanmar face “problems and conflicts,” but the situation is clearly not one of genocide, according to the country’s first cardinal. Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, told Crux there...

Children dying in Myanmar because of malnutrition: UN

Boys carry bamboo stalks at the Sin Tet Maw camp for internally displaced persons in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Photo: UNICEF
Bangkok: The United Nations children's agency UNICEF has revealed that as many as 150 children under five are dying each day in Myanmar, while 30 per cent suffer from moderate or severe malnutrition. In a shock report the agency says war, poverty and under-development in...

Myanmar’s Religious and Ethnic Conflicts: no end in sight

Against the backdrop of persistent ethnic tensions, the second round of the peace conference of Burmese government
Against the backdrop of persistent ethnic tensions, the second round of the peace conference of Burmese government, army (Tatmadaw) and ethnic minorities begins on 24 May in Myanmar. The political internal climate and the relationship of Aung San Suu Kyi to the international community...

Roots of Rohingya crisis lie in the year 1199

Roots of Rohingya crisis lie in the year 1199
Share to Facebook14Share to TwitterShare to LINEShare to Google+Share to More Re: “Rohingya crisis in Southeast Asia: The Jihadi Dimension”, The Nation, yesterday. The immediate cause of the almost complete disappearance of organised Buddhism from northern India after the 12th century was without doubt its persecution...

Myanmar: Bad News And Worse Publicity

Myanmar: Bad News And Worse Publicity
May 18, 2017: Peace efforts in the north are not making a lot of progress and the corrupt generals who surrendered power in 2011 are not only still in business but increasingly fighting back against their critics. The violence against Moslems by Buddhist nationalists...

Report documents evidence of attacks on Rohingya

Rohingya group urges government to investigate physical evidence of abuses against civilians
A Rohingya advocacy group urged the government of Myanmar on Tuesday to cooperate with a UN fact-finding mission as it presents new evidence of attacks against Muslim civilians in western Rakhine state. The London-based Burmese Rohingya Organization U.K. (BROUK) published a new report that contains...

UNICEF Bangladesh Humanitarian Situation Report No. 1 (May 2017)

As part of the UNCT Joint Programme of assistance being developed for Rohingya refugees for 2017-2018, UNICEF requires US$20.7 million for this period
Report from UN Children's Fund: Published on 12 May 2017 — View Original Download PDF (658.93 KB) Highlights As part of the UNCT Joint Programme of assistance being developed for Rohingya refugees for 2017-2018, UNICEF requires US$20.7 million for this period. For the immediate response in 2017,...

Activists Protest Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s London ‘Freedom’ Award

State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi—in pink, right—arrives at the venue for the ceremony in which she was given the Freedom of the City of London award.
Activists and refugees demonstrated as State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was presented with the Freedom of the City of London award on Monday, calling the recognition “disappointing” in light of ongoing abuses against ethnic and religious minorities, journalists and rights activists in...

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Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

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From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

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31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...