- JIPS Sittwe Camp Profiling Report
- Statement of INGO’s in Myanmar, 31 August 2017 [EN/MY]
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State: Final Report, August 2017
- RW Topics: Refugees/Migrants - South-East Asia
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Myanmar
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- UNHCR Global Focus
- OCHA Myanmar
- UNHCR Operational Portal: Thailand-Myanmar Cross Border Portal
- UNFPA: Myanmar 2014 Population and Housing Census
- Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State
- Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
- Food Security Cluster: Myanmar
- Human Rights Watch: Myanmar - Events of 2016
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
More than 80 sites set ablaze in orchestrated campaign since 25 August
More than 370,000 Rohingya fled across border in less than three weeks
Testimonies show attacks were planned, deliberate and systematic
Amnesty International can reveal new evidence pointing to a mass-scale scorched-earth campaign across northern Rakhine State, where Myanmar security forces and vigilante mobs are burning down entire Rohingya villages and shooting people at random as they try to flee.
Two new landmine incidents today, including a blast blowing off a young man’s leg, bring to three the number of known sites where Myanmar authorities have mined border crossings used by Rohingya fleeing violence, Amnesty International said.
In recent weeks, around 150,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh, as a result of an unlawful and totally disproportionate military response to attacks by a Rohingya armed group.
Here, Amnesty International explains this people’s plight, their state-sponsored persecution, and the crisis’ wide-ranging humanitarian effects.
A persecuted people
The Rohingya is a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority of about 1.1 million living mostly in Rakhine state, west Myanmar, on the border with Bangladesh.
The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state are putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign, Amnesty International said today.
Aid workers told Amnesty International of an increasingly desperate humanitarian situation in Rakhine state, where the military has been engaged in a large-scale operation since attacks on dozens of security posts on 25 August, claimed by the armed group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.
By Matthew Wells, Senior Crisis Advisor at Amnesty International @mattfwells
The soldier held a knife to Dau’s* nose, threatening to slice it if he didn’t answer the questions “correctly”. Dau had faced the same questions all day—did he fight for an armed group, did he provide fighters food, where were those fighters now.
Responding to the attacks by Rohingya militants in Myanmar which left at least 32 people, including 11 security personnel, dead, Josef Benedict, Amnesty International’s Deputy Campaigns Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said:
"This cannot lead to repeat of last year’s vicious military reprisals responding to a similar attack, when security forces tortured, killed and raped Rohingya people and burned down whole villages." - Josef Benedict, Amnesty International’s Deputy Campaigns Director for South East Asia and the Pacific
Joint Statement by 68 organisations
We, the undersigned civil society organizations, condemn the arrest, detention and prosecution of six people, including three journalists, under the 1908 Unlawful Associations Act in Myanmar. We demand that the charges against them are dropped and that the three journalists are immediately and unconditionally released, as they have been detained solely in connection with their peaceful journalistic activities.
Civilians from minority ethnic groups suffer appalling violations and abuses, including war crimes, at the hands of Myanmar’s military and ethnic armed groups in the country’s Kachin and northern Shan States, Amnesty International said today in a new report based on three recent trips to the conflict area.
Index: ASA 16/6130/2017
Dear Your Excellency,
We, the undersigned, call on States, including the United States, United Kingdom and the member states of the European Union, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to strongly encourage the Myanmar government to fully cooperate with the forthcoming Fact-Finding Mission into the human rights situation in Rakhine State, as well as active conflict areas in Kachin State and northern Shan State, as recently mandated by the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Index: ASA 16/6090/2017
20 April 2017
Joint statement by 22 national and international non-governmental organizations
On the occasion of the third anniversary of the death of U Win Tin, 22 organizations are calling for the immediate release of all individuals detained or imprisoned on fabricated, politically motivated charges, and for the establishment of an independent and effective prisoner review mechanism to bring about an end to arbitrary arrests and detentions in Myanmar.
Myanmar’s authorities must immediately act on the urgent calls made in an interim report by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, Amnesty International said today.
“The authorities must immediately act on the Rakhine Commission’s recommendations to grant humanitarian access, end the media blackout in northern Rakhine State, and ensure the perpetrators of human rights violations are held accountable,” said Champa Patel, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
13 March 2017
UN Human Rights Council
27 February – 24 March 2017
Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar1 Mr. President,
Amnesty International shares the concerns of the Special Rapporteur regarding the situation of human rights in Myanmar, which has deteriorated significantly in the last year.
Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Geneva, 3 March 2017
RE: UN-MANDATED INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY OR SIMILAR INTERNTIONAL MECHANISM TO INVESTIGATE SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN RAKHINE STATE, MYANMAR
Re: Joint NGO Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres about the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine State
** Amnesty International’s written statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February-24 March 2017)**
One year after the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government took office, the deterioration in the human rights situation in Myanmar requires immediate and urgent action from the UN Human Rights Council (the Council).
After nearly half a century of isolation, Myanmar is undergoing a period of political and economic change. The transition from military dictatorship to quasi-civilian rule, which began in 2011, saw the formation in April 2016 of a new government led by Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD).
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
“There is no one in Wa Peik [village] now. All the houses are destroyed… We are in very difficult times, no food, no clothes, we are just sleeping in the fields. We rely on the other villagers to support us, but this can’t continue for much longer. We are at breaking point…” A Rohingya farmer, displaced from his home in Wa Peik village, northern Rakhine State, after his home was burned down by the military.
• Rohingya refugees and asylum-seekers being detained and forcibly returned
• Lack of water, food and medical care
• Both governments preventing thousands from accessing aid
• Harrowing details of Myanmar military attacks on villages