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22 Nov 2017 description
  • Rohingya segregated and abused in “open-air prison”
  • Two-year investigation reveals root causes of current Rakhine State crisis
  • System of discrimination amounts to the crime against humanity of apartheid

The Rohingya people in Myanmar are trapped in a vicious system of state-sponsored, institutionalised discrimination that amounts to apartheid, said Amnesty International today as it publishes a major new analysis into the root causes of the current crisis in Rakhine State.

21 Nov 2017 description


The access situation throughout CAR has deteriorated between October and November. Violence, physical constraints, and restrictions on movement have affected the delivery of humanitarian assistance, especially in Ouham, Mbomou, Nana-Gebrizi, Haut-Mbomou, Membere-Kadei, Haute, and Basse-Kotto.

IDPs are the most affected by the limited humanitarian access, particularly in Bria where there are over 50,000 IDPs, in Zemio where they are over 20,000, and in Nouffou, as well as civilians and returnees living in Gamboula.

21 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA, 21 November - UNICEF is deeply concerned by reports suggesting high levels of bacterial contamination (E.coli) from water drawn from wells inside the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar in southern Bangladesh. The latest figures from the World Health Organization suggest that 62 per cent of water available to households is contaminated.