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24 Sep 2017 description

Recent torrential rain in Chin State caused landslides in Chin State, damaging roads and several houses, according to local authorities.

People were also evacuated from areas which are threatened landslides in Haka and Hpalam while a total of 13 houses were removed from the areas.

The landslides happened on the Kale-Thaingngin Road and on Haka-Gangaw Road also blocked the roads temporarily.

Traffic on the roads returned to normal after local authorities and volunteers cleared the road.

Chin State IPRD

22 Sep 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Zarni Mann

MANDALAY – Recent flooding in Kalay, Sagaing Region, which has affected more than 7,000 people, has locals fearing a repeat of the devastation of 2015.

About 12 villages located near Kalaymyo have been flooded since Tuesday afternoon, when surrounding rivers swelled due to heavy rain.

Although the water levels receded slightly on Thursday, locals worry after recent years have brought extreme flood damage.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

Six Myanmar soldiers, including regiment officers, have admitted to killing three ethnic Kachin refugees in the town of Mansi in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state, where the national army is engaged in hostilities with an ethnic armed group, a village official said.

The soldiers confessed that they were responsible for the killings during a hearing at military court on Tuesday in Mansi.

20 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 08:14 GMT

By Krishna N. Das and Rupam Jain

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh/NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighbouring India.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

20 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, under mounting criticism over her government's military offensive against minority Muslim Rohingyas, on Tuesday rejected claims that she had softened her stand towards the military after her party took power last year.

In an interview with Radio Free Asia, she said she has remained firm with the generals since her days under house arrest during military junta rule. 

19 Sep 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By SAN YAMIN AUNG 18 September 2017

YANGON —  Ten members of the government’s Rakhine State committee—including permanent secretaries from eight ministries—began a two-day visit to conflict-torn Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships of northern Rakhine on Monday.

“After their trip, we will set priorities for implementing recommendations and draw an action plan within two weeks,” chair of the government’s Implementation Committee for Recommendations on Rakhine State U Win Myat Aye, who is Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, told The Irrawaddy on Monday.

18 Sep 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Farid Ahmed

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Sep 18 2017 (IPS) - Forsaken and driven out by their home country Myanmar, tens of thousands of Rohingyas are struggling to survive in Bangladesh’s border districts amid scarcities of food, clean water and medical care, mostly for children and elderly people.

18 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters
Sunday, 17 September 2017 16:15 GMT

By Wa Lone and Andrew R.C. Marshall

SITTWE, Myanmar, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with the authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

18 Sep 2017 description

Shazia Hasan

KARACHI: Ali Akbar Shah Goth and 100-Quarters in Arakanabad are the biggest dwellings of Rohingya Muslims in Pakistan though few will admit they are originally from Myanmar.

Since they all first crossed over to Bangladesh, in different times, to reach Pakistan, they prefer to call themselves Bengalis.

17 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

Aid agencies in camps are overwhelmed as family tragedies unfold on Myanmar’s border

More than 400 babies have been born in the no man’s land between the borders of Bangladesh and Myanmar in the past 15 days as 400,000 Rohingya people have fled from the violence, house burnings and gunfire in Rakhine state.

17 Sep 2017 description

Cox Bazar, Bangladesh, Sep 16, IRNA – Head of Rescue and Relief Organization of Red Crescent Society Morteza Salimi said on Saturday that the first humanitarian aids consignment with collaboration of Red Crescent Society of Bangladesh was distributed in Rohingya camps in Bangladesh.

He said the consignment was included 40 tons of medicine, food packages, tent, blanket and rugs.

The total amount of the humanitarian aids for the Rohingya refugees is 160 tons, which will be dispatched in the upcoming days.

16 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

The Bangladesh government plans to construct a large camp to house some 400,000 Rohingya Muslims who have poured in from neighboring Myanmar over the past three weeks, officials said.

Authorities said 14,000 shelters, each able to accommodate six families, will be built over the next 10 days on an eight square kilometer site near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

The government said the movement of the settlement's refugees would be restricted.

16 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

Officials fear aid blockade could become permanent in region where Rohingya Muslims have reportedly been massacred by soldiers

Emanuel Stoakes

The Myanmar government has taken control of aid operations in the country’s crisis-hit Rakhine state, as reports continue of massacres and “ethnic cleansing” by soldiers on the Muslim population there.

Read more on The Guardian

16 Sep 2017 description

Tehran, Sep 15, IRNA – The first humanitarian aids shipment was sent Friday to Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The shipment comprised of bioproducts, health, treatment and food products.

The aids convoy was sent to Bangladesh by the collaboration of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iran Air Force, Head of Relief and Rescue Organization of the Red Crescent Organization Mortza Salimi told reporters.

15 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 15 September 2017 10:52 GMT

The crisis has raised questions about Buddhist-majority Myanmar's transition to civilian rule under the leadership of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

  • U.S. official Patrick Murphy due to visit

  • Murphy to appeal for access for aid workers to conflict zone

  • Smoke seen rising over north Rakhine State

  • U.N. refugee agency seeks initial $30 million (Updates with Murphy barred, Bangladesh protests, U.N. comment)

15 Sep 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Nyein Nyein 14 September 2017

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), a bloc of five ethnic armed groups, has denounced the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).

During a two-day meeting in northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai on Sept. 11-12, the alliance discussed the Rakhine conflict in addition to its current talks with the government on the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA).

15 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

By Katie Arnold


Overwhelmed and underfunded, aid agencies in Bangladesh are at a breaking point. But nearly three weeks into Rakhine State’s bloody conflict and the humanitarian crisis shows no signs of relenting.

Around 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have now sought refuge in the country's southern state of Chitagong, with the UN’s top human rights official saying Myanmar is carrying out 'a textbook example of ethnic cleansing' against the Rohingya.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

By Abdullah Al-Marshad

KUWAIT, Sept 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Mercy International, part of the Association for Social Reform, launched a campaign to distribute around 4,000 food parcels to some 16,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, said an official Wednesday.

13 Sep 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 13 2017 (IPS) - As hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, thousands that remain in the country face mass atrocities at a scale never seen before.

Since the renewal of violence on August 25, sparked after an armed group known as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked security posts, over 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh and thousands more remain trapped at the border.

13 Sep 2017 description

Thousands of Rohingya are stuck in buffer zone on Myanmar's border with Bangladesh.

By Krishna N. Das

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Sept 13 Reuters) - Until late last month, Syed Karim grew rice and sugarcane on a strip of unclaimed land along the international border where Myanmar ends and Bangladesh begins.

Read more on Reuters.