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'Human rights nightmare' in Myanmar could spread, UN chief warns -

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is urging Myanmar's authorities to immediately end military operations that have sent half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh. Guterres told the UN Security Council Thursday that the ...and more »

500000 Rohingya Muslims have now escaped amid Myanmar's violence -

TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) — He trekked to Bangladesh as part of an exodus of a half million people from Myanmar, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades. But after climbing out of a boat on a creek on Friday, Mohamed Rafiq could go no further ...and more »

Boat carrying Rohingya refugees capsizes, dozens presumed drowned -

The UN migration agency said Friday that more than 60 people are either confirmed dead or missing and presumed dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims who were fleeing from violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh. Spokesman Joel ...and more »

Half a million Rohingya arrive in Bangladesh; UN agencies rush to provide shelter, clean water - UN News Centre

The UN refugee agency distributes aid supplies to Rohingya Hindu families taking shelter at Hindu Par village, Bangladesh. Photo: UNHCR/Roger Arnold ?Share. Print. 29 September 2017 – The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it has ...and more »

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

New arrivals in Bangladesh's Ukhiya area right after crossing the border with Myanmar's northern Rakhine state. Photo: UNHCR/Vivian Tan ?Share. Print. 28 September 2017 – Noting that the humanitarian crisis that has resulted in displacement of hundreds ...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 »

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 Bangladesh, UN food relief agency chief urges support amid massive Rohingya influx - UN News Centre

1 October 2017 – The head of the United Nations food relief agency called today for an end to the “horrors” driving Rohingyas by the tens of thousands from their homes in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh. On a visit to the region to rally ...and more »

Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, more than 60 presumed dead -

Family members mourn next to the bodies of children before the funeral after a boat sunk in rough seas off the coast of Bangladesh carrying over 100 people on September 29 in Inani , Bangladesh. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images. X. - A A +. Listen. GENEVA ...and more »

Is Rohingya crisis changing West's 'romanticized' view of Buddhism? - Christian Science Monitor

When it comes to religious extremism, Buddhism has mostly escaped the scrutiny that Muslim militants, fundamentalist Christians, and Hindu nationalists in India have faced, observers say. Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh ...and more »