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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.
11 Aug 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
A new census report reveals that an estimated 13.5 million people, a quarter of Myanmar’s population, live in housing that is made of materials that can deteriorate rapidly.
29 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF hails the endorsement of the revised Manual on Vital Registration by the Ministry of Planning and Finance, which enables birth registration for all children up to age 10 born in Myanmar.
27 Jul 2017 description
As of 25 July, the cumulative number of people who had been temporarily displaced/evacuated in flood-affected states and regions was reported to be almost 140,000.
26 Jun 2017 description
Humanitarian organizations have been assisting the Government to help those affected by Cyclone Mora, yet more than 12,000 people suffer dismal conditions in makeshift shelters.
23 Jun 2017 description
Tatmadaw today released 67 children and young people from its rank. The release underlines the importance of protecting children in the context of armed conflict and within the peace process.
14 Jun 2017 description
Amnesty calls on all sides to protect civilians amid the conflict and the Myanmar authorities to immediately end the humanitarian access restrictions.
10 Jun 2017 description
report Trócaire, Oxfam
Since the conflict reignited in 2011 in Kachin State, over 100,000 people remain living in IDP camps. Violence against women is heavily present in their past and current lives.
23 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Unresolved conflict, poverty and under-development are preventing children in remote parts of Myanmar from reaping the benefits of the reform and reconciliation efforts, states UNICEF.
22 May 2017 description
The Torres Group of Islands in Vanuatu was the worst affected by TC Donna. Assessments indicate there is sufficient food for two to three weeks, while shelter support is needed in Hiu Island.
03 May 2017 description
A new UNHCR report analyses patterns of Rohingya displacement and examines movement circumstances and vulnerability concerns of 85 Rohingya women and girls in India, Indonesia and Malaysia.