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Burma: At least 228 Rohingya Muslim villages destroyed in just one month, says Human Rights Watch

At least 288 Rohingya villages in Burma’s Rakhine state have been partially or totally destroyed since violence in the area worsened at the end of August, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Analysis of satellite images suggests tens of thousands of homes have been razed amid violent clashes that have been blamed mostly on the Read more about Burma: At least 228 Rohingya Muslim villages destroyed in just one month, says Human Rights Watch[…]

Rohingya crisis: Death toll of Muslims killed by Burmese army ‘may be extremely high’, says UN

The death toll from a “clearance operation” launched by Burmese troops against Rohingya Muslims may be “extremely high”, the UN has revealed. UN human rights officials who visited refugee camps for the Rohingya established inside neighbouring Bangladesh and housing more than 500,000 people, said the military operation in Burma’s western Rakhine state appeared to point to a “consistent, methodical, pattern of action resulting in Read more about Rohingya crisis: Death toll of Muslims killed by Burmese army ‘may be extremely high’, says UN[…]

Rohingya running out of space to bury their dead

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – Eighteen-year-old Rohingya refugee Amir Mia is carrying his deceased grandfather’s body through the Balukhali expansion camp in the Bangladeshi port city of Cox’s Bazar. He is taking his grandfather to be buried in a graveyard that was created after the recent influx of Rohingya refugees, fleeing violence by the Myanmar army that the UN has described as ethnic cleansing, began Read more about Rohingya running out of space to bury their dead[…]

Rohingya crisis: Nearly 340,000 children ‘outcast and desperate’ in squalid Bangladesh camps, Unicef warns

At least 340,000 Rohingya Muslim children are living in dire conditions without adequate access to food, water and healthcare in Bangladesh refugee camps, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has said. An estimated one in five children under the age of five are acutely malnourished and requiring medical attention, the organisation added. Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Burma’s northern Rakhine state Read more about Rohingya crisis: Nearly 340,000 children ‘outcast and desperate’ in squalid Bangladesh camps, Unicef warns[…]

Rohingya girls under 10 raped while fleeing Myanmar, charity says

Rohingya children, some of them under 10 years old, are receiving treatment for rape in camps on the Bangladesh border, according to medics who say that young refugees account for half of those sexually assaulted while fleeing violence in Myanmar. Médecins Sans Frontières says dozens of Rohingya girls have been given medical and psychological support at its Kutupalong health Read more about Rohingya girls under 10 raped while fleeing Myanmar, charity says[…]

Wild elephants attack Rohingya camp, kill a women with her 3 children

Wild elephants attack Rohingya camp, kill 4 A mother and her three children killed by a herd of elephants in southern Cox’s Bazar district, local official says. Wild elephants have attacked a new camp where Rohingya refugees were sleeping, killing a woman and her three children in southern Bangladesh. District forest official Mohammed Ali Kabir said a herd Read more about Wild elephants attack Rohingya camp, kill a women with her 3 children[…]

Thousand of childrens fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh in need of aid

  Are you noticing how many politicians & governmental bodies are calling for repatriation of Rohingya refugees without also denouncing & calling for an end to the genocide that sent more than 700,000 fleeing for their lives? That’s because they don’t want to provide humanitarian aid or accept refugees so to make the problem go Read more about Thousand of childrens fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh in need of aid[…]

Myanmar journalists ‘harassed’ for reporting on Rohingya crisis

If I keep trying to investigate the truth about issues in Rakhine state, my life could be in danger,” Min, the editor of the Rakhine Investigative Agency, said. The young journalist revealed that his monthly political magazine had to reduce its coverage of the mainly-Muslim minority group during the recent incidents in the western town Read more about Myanmar journalists ‘harassed’ for reporting on Rohingya crisis[…]