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  • Myanmar Rakhine State

    'People are dying': UN official urges aid access for Rakhine

    A UN official has urges Myanmar to grant aid workers “predictable, sustained access” to Rakhine state, where fighting between government troops and rebels has displaced nearly 33,000 people since late last year, saying lack of aid has cost lives.

  • UN envoy not allowed to visit Rakhine conflict zones

    Myanmar did not allow Christine Schraner Burgener, UN special envoy for Myanmar, to visit the conflict zones in northern Rakhine State citing safety concerns, according to report.

  • Myanmar policeman found killed in northern Rakhine state

    The bullet-riddled body of a Myanmar policeman was found in northern Rakhine state, government media says, as tensions rise in the hotspot where the Rohingya crisis erupted last year.

  • Rohingya Food Aid

    Create conditions in Myanmar conducive to refugee returns: UNHCR

    The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appeals to Myanmar to exert all efforts to create conditions conducive for voluntary return of the Rohingyas and address the root causes of the refugees’ displacement in line with the recommendations of the Kofi-Annan led Advisory Commission on Rakhine State.

  • The strategic importance of Rakhine State

    While the media spotlight on Rohingyas has primarily focused on religious persecution and ethnic cleansing, the strategic importance of Rakhine State of Myanmar needs to be articulated.

  • Myanmar Rohingya refugee

    Work plan of Rakhine enquiry commission discussed

    Myanmar discusses matters related to the work plan of the independent commission of enquiry on Rakhine State.

  • Myanmar Rohingya refugee

    UN wants tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine

    UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and UNDP, the UN's development agency, urges Myanmar authorities to make tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine State.

  • Gustavo Meza-Cuadra

    UNSC's Myanmar Trip: Naypyidaw to 'try to fix ties with world'

    As the UNSC delegation begins visiting Myanmar today its government will make an effort to repair its strained relationship with the international community and allow some of Rohingyas to return to Rakhine State.

  • Camp or prison?

    They are like prisons. Yet, the Myanmar government calls them camps. In those camps in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine, one lakh Rohingyas have been languishing for almost six years.

  • UNSC team due on April 29

    Bangladesh will describe the brutalities that the Rohingyas faced in Rakhine State and steps taken by the government here to the UN Security Council delegation, which is due in Dhaka on April 29.

  • UN says Reuters report on Myanmar massacre ‘alarming’

    The United Nations describe the details of a Reuters investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as “alarming” and says it showed the need for a thorough probe into the violence in the country’s Rakhine state.

  • How Myanmar forces burned, looted and killed Rohingyas

    The killings in the coastal village of Inn Din marks another bloody episode in the ethnic violence sweeping northern Rakhine state, on Myanmar’s western fringe.

  • Rohingya Repatriation: Myanmar team flies in today

    A six-member Myanmar delegation arrives in Dhaka today for a meeting to set up the Joint Working Group, which would facilitate the repatriation of Rohingyas who fled violence in Rakhine State.

  • Forming Jt Group: Naypyitaw, Dhaka miss deadline

    Bangladesh and Myanmar are going to set up a Joint Working Group next week to facilitate the repatriation of thousands of Rohingyas who fled violence in Rakhine State.

  • Rohingya refugee woman

    Violence still forcing them to flee home

    Armed conflicts in Myanmar's Rakhine state have deescalated, but communal violence continues to force the Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh, an official of Red Cross said.

  • Horrors they will never forget

    Running away from his burning village in Rakhine State and coming to Bangladesh, 12-year-old Hasan walked into an abandoned village to look for food and water. When he found a water reservoir and got closer, he saw about 50 bodies floating.

  • Rohingya Children

    Rohingya return a long way off

    Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until "real Myanmar citizens" are ready to accept them, the country's army chief said yesterday, casting doubt over government pledges to begin repatriating the persecuted Muslim minority.

  • Change of guard in Rakhine

    Myanmar's army has replaced the general in charge of Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh amid reports of mass rape, torture and other crimes against humanity.

  • Rohingya village

    Aid access still challenging

    Though the Myanmar authorities have agreed to allow the UN to resume food distribution in Rakhine, aid access in the state remains extremely challenging, says the UN.

  • Rohingya Crisis for food

    Act now to solve Rohingya crisis

    Lawmakers from Commonwealth countries have called upon the international community to take urgent action to resolve the Rohingya crisis.

  • PM Sheikh Hasina

    CPA lawmakers stand by Dhaka

    Lawmakers from Commonwealth countries have committed their full support for Bangladesh in resolving the Rohingya crisis. The commitment came yesterday after Dhaka briefed them on the issue during the annual conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in the capital.

  • Rohingya refugee Naf River cross

    Responsibility lies with Myanmar

    The US wants Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas in their own villages following their exodus from violence-wracked Rakhine State towards Bangladesh, a senior State Department official said in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Suu Kyi Visits Rakhine Finally...

    Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit north Rakhine

    Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited conflict-battered northern Rakhine State for the first time yesterday, reportedly meeting Rohingya Muslims who have faced an army crackdown that has seen hundreds of thousands of the minority flee.

  • Rohingya child in tears

    Almost everyone is survivor or witness

    Almost every Rohingya woman and girl, who fled the Rakhine State in Myanmar and took shelter in Bangladesh, is either a survivor of

  • 'Beijing with Dhaka'

    Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka yesterday said his country stands by Bangladesh and hopes there will soon be a peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis.

  • Dhaka pushing for special UN session

    Dhaka has intensified diplomatic efforts for the UN Human Rights Council to hold a special session and adopt a

  • Mayanmar Rohingya refugee crisis

    The fastest growing refugee crisis

    With the Rohingyas streaming into Bangladesh fleeing a brutal crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the UN rights body chief denounced the atrocities as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

  • Another UN report shelved

    Only a few weeks after it was revealed that the UN had suppressed a report highly critical of the conditions in Rakhine State, we find out that a UN World Food Programme report on hunger and starvation of the Rohingyas had also been shelved.

  • No let-up in atrocities

    Despite Myanmar's assurances that it is stopping the exodus of Rohingyas, members of the minority group continue to stream towards Bangladesh fleeing violence in Rakhine State.

  • Move fast for safe return of Rohingyas

    The foreign diplomats and UN officials, who were taken on a tour to conflict-ridden Rakhine State on Monday, want Myanmar to move quickly for voluntary, dignified and safe return of the Rohingyas who fled violence to Bangladesh.