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Rohingya refugee crisis a 'human rights nightmare,' UN chief tells Security Council - UN News Centre

Noting that the humanitarian crisis that has resulted in displacement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas from Myanmar not only provides a “breeding ground” for radicalization, but also puts vulnerable people – including young children – at grave ...and more »

Statement from UNICEF Representative on the drowning of Rohingya refugee women and children in the Bay of Bengal - UNICEF (press release)

COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH, 28 September 2017 - “The tragic accident that this evening cost the lives of at least 14 people – including several children – in the waters of the Bay of Bengal is a grim reminder of the extraordinary risks that desperate ...and more »

How Bangladeshis are coping with half a million new Rohingya refugees - Washington Post

The sudden arrival of half a million Rohingya Muslims has upended life in this humble village, which is now overshadowed by one of the largest concentrations of refugees in the world. The village's rundown school and a smattering of rice paddies sit ...and more »

India opens two border crossing points with Myanmar, Bangladesh - The Indian Express

India has opened two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, a reflection of its growing closeness with the two eastern neighbours. In a gazette notification, the home ministry said the central government has designated ...and more »

Helping the Rohingya - New York Times

Here are some of the organizations responding to the Rohingya refugee crisis. Some are trying to gain access to restricted areas of the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar, where many ethnic Rohingya Muslims remain. Most of the aid has been focused on ...and more »

In Grim Camps, Rohingya Suffer on 'Scale That We Couldn't Imagine' - New York Times

BALUKHALI, Bangladesh — Up to their ankles in mud, hundreds of Rohingya refugees fought to the front of the crowd outside of their makeshift camp. An open-bed truck full of Bangladeshi volunteers was passing by, tossing out donated goods at random: ...and more »

UN failures on Rohingya revealed - BBC News

The UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue being raised with the government, sources in the UN and aid community told the BBC. One former UN official said the head of the UN in Myanmar (Burma) tried to prevent human rights ...and more »

Children among Rohingya refugees who die after boat capsizes - CNN

(CNN) At least 23 Rohingya refugees died when the boat they were fleeing in capsized in the Bay of Bengal, the UN's migration agency announced on Friday. The boat overturned while trying to navigate rough seas en route to Bangladesh, the International ...and more »

Myanmar tells UN: 'There is no ethnic cleansing and no genocide' of Rohingya - The Guardian

More than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled an army campaign in just a few weeks, escaping into Bangladesh. Oliver Holmes, South-east Asia correspondent. Fri 29 Sep 2017 00.58 EDT Last modified on Fri 29 Sep 2017 03.51 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Myanmar's Rohingya Are in Crisis—What You Need to Know - National Geographic

At least 500,000 Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August of this year. Although the crisis has intensified in recent months, the targeted, sometimes violent, discrimination of this minority group is anything but new. National ...and more »