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...

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...

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Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...
India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Activists say that development projects in Rakhine will have little impact unless human rights issues are addressed India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it...
FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya woman and her baby are seen detained in a police station after a fishing boat carrying more than sixty Rohingya refugees was found beached at Rawi island in the province of Satun, June 12, 2019. (Reuters)

Dozens of Malaysia-bound Rohingyas detained in Myanmar

YANGON: Police in strife-ridden Rakhine State in western Myanmar have detained dozens of Rohingya Muslims who were seeking to get to Malaysia by boat,...