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5 January 2018 17:01

An aid agency has warned that thousands of expected new childbirths at refugee camps set up for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh could seriously complicate the situation at the already-resource-strapped sites. More than 655,000 Rohingya Muslims have so far fled the predominantly-Buddhist Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh since the Myanmarese military intensified a heavy-handed crackdown against the Muslim minority there on August 25,...

30 December 2017 6:42

  Bangladesh has prepared for the repatriation of 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar under an agreement between the two countries. Obaidul Quader, the Bangladeshi minister of road, transport and bridges, told reporters on Friday that the first group of the Rohingya would be sent back to Myanmar by January 23. The minister made the announcement after the distribution of relief among the displaced...

28 December 2017 14:49

  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has described 2017 as a devastating year for children trapped in conflict zones across the globe, saying the scale of attacks on children in war-ravaged regions reached “shocking” levels in the year. In a new report published on Wednesday, the UN’s children agency said that throughout 2017, children in war-ravaged zones had come under attack...

27 December 2017 16:39

For many Rohingya now living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, all that remains of their old lives in Myanmar are memories captured in photos and videos on their cellphones. In this Dec. 23, 2017 photo, Mujibullah, 22, a Rohingya refugee watches a video, which he has shot in Myanmar before crossing over into Bangladesh, at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya,...

26 December 2017 15:50

  The office of the Permanent representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to New York explained the reason for Iran’s abstention from voting on the resolution against Myanmar. The office of the Permanent representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to New York issued a statement concerning Iran’s abstention from voting on the resolution against Myanmar. The full text of the statement...

26 December 2017 15:43

  Office of the Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York in a statement explained that the reason behind Iran's absence in the voting on the resolution against Myanmar has been because of the structural misuse from the UN General Assembly's Third Committee. "Iran has deemed the Third Committee highly politicized and unsuitable for the examination of...

24 December 2017 9:25

  A US Defense Department spokesman says that Myanmar, which is widely censured for conducting ethnic cleansing against its Rohingya Muslim minority, has been invited to observe major US-Thai war games, dubbed Cobra Gold, along with other Asian militaries. Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan stated that Thailand had invited Myanmar to take part in the annual military exercise, which involves thousands of US...

22 December 2017 20:06

  UNICEF says a quarter of the Rohingya Muslim children under the age of five who crossed into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar suffer from potentially life-threatening acute malnutrition. The UN Children's Fund said on Friday that it conducted three health and nutrition surveys between October 22 and November 27, which showed that up to 25 percent of the young Rohingya children...

19 December 2017 11:42

  A mass grave has been found in Myanmar, at a location where minority Rohingya Muslims have been the target of state-sponsored violence for over a year. Myanmar’s military and Buddhist mobs have been pillaging Rohingya villages in western Rakhine State since November last year, when a siege was laid to the state. They have been arbitrarily killing, raping, and maiming thousands...

18 December 2017 11:39

  The UN human rights chief says those behind the horrific crimes against Rohingya Muslims should be brought to justice, adding he doesn’t rule out the possibility that Myanmar’s leader and military face genocide charges in court in the future. “Given the scale of the military operation, clearly these would have to be decisions taken at a high level,” UN High Commissioner for...

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