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...

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...

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Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On...
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Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...