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09 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
"While the eyes of the world are on the situation in northern Rakhine and in Cox’s Bazaar, over 60,000 Rohingya children remain almost forgotten, trapped in 23 camps in central Rakhine."
17 Dec 2017 description
Nearly 100,000 people continue to live in displacement camps in Kachin and northern Shan States. Most were first displaced by fighting in 2011, and many have been displaced multiple times, including recent months.
13 Dec 2017 description
Of the total deaths in August-September, at least 71.7% were due to violence, including among children under five. This represents at least 6,700 people, including 730 children.
05 Dec 2017 description
The UN human rights chief on Tuesday condemned "widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal" attacks against the Rohingya, as well as decades of discrimination and persecution.
24 Nov 2017 description
In light of serious reports of human rights violations, including crimes against humanity, committed by Myanmar security forces ... agencies believe a special session is imperative.
22 Nov 2017 description
The Rohingya people are trapped in a vicious system of state-sponsored, institutionalised discrimination, said Amnesty International in a new analysis into the root causes of the current crisis.
01 Nov 2017 description
While meeting with Myanmar officials, Mr. Türk called for unrestricted access for agencies to provide life-saving aid and the right of return for refugees who fled from Rakhine State to Bangladesh.
11 Oct 2017 description
The attacks have been well-organised, coordinated and systematic, with the intent of not only driving the population out of Myanmar but preventing them from returning to their homes, a new UN report has found.
04 Oct 2017 description
CEDAW and CRC have called on the Myanmar authorities to immediately stop violence in Rakhine, and to promptly and effectively investigate and vigorously prosecute cases of violence against women and children.
29 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council
“The situation has spiralled into the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency and a humanitarian and human rights nightmare,” said António Guterres.
23 Sep 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
Burmese security forces have laid landmines during attacks on villages and along the Bangladesh border, posing a grave risk to Rohingya Muslims fleeing atrocities.
19 Sep 2017 description
report IRIN
The proposal worries rights groups, given the precedent further south along the coast, where 121,000 people, mostly Rohingya, are confined in squalid, overcrowded government camps.
18 Sep 2017 description
The call comes amidst ongoing military operations in Rakhine, which started in August. The remaining population in the north is without any meaningful form of humanitarian assistance.
11 Sep 2017 description
While detailing human rights violations in 40 countries, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein highlights the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, calling it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
08 Sep 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
New satellite images show hundreds of buildings destroyed in primarily Rohingya Muslim urban areas in Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said.
05 Sep 2017 description
“Rakhine state is on the precipice of a humanitarian disaster ... By blocking access for humanitarian organizations, Myanmar’s authorities have put tens of thousands of people at risk," said Amnesty.
04 Sep 2017 description
Rohingya fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh say a campaign of arson and killings by the Myanmar army aims to force them out.
31 Aug 2017 description
The UN human rights council has expressed alarm at the deteriorating situation in Myanmar, affecting not just the Rakhine Buddhist and Rohingya Muslim populations but also other communities.
29 Aug 2017 description
Some 5,200 people had entered Bangladesh from Myanmar since Thursday. UNHCR communicated its readiness to support Bangladesh in helping refugees fleeing across the border.
11 Aug 2017 description
A UN human rights expert has expressed alarm over reports that an army battalion has flown into Rakhine State in western Myanmar to help local authorities boost security in the region.