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How Myanmar's Military Wields Power From the Shadows - Council on Foreign Relations

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has faced the brunt of international criticism for what has been described as ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, but Myanmar's military, which has executed the crackdown in Rakhine State, is largely to blame, says ...and more »

UNICEF appeals for US$76.1 million to assist children affected by the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh - UNICEF (press release)

COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH, 2 October 2017 – UNICEF is launching a US$76.1 million appeal for its emergency humanitarian response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in southern Bangladesh. The appeal will cover the immediate needs of newly-arrived ...and more »

Bangladesh: Humanitarian Response Plan - September 2017 / February 2018 - Rohingya Refugee Crisis [EN/AR] - Reliefweb

OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS. Violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, which began on 25 August 2017 has driven an estimated 509,000 Rohingya across the border into Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. That day, insurgents attacked army and police posts in Rakhine, ...and more »

Rohingya Muslims: Refugees with catastrophic injuries 'targeted' by military landmines as they fled - ABC Online

The United Nations says Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims is ethnic cleansing. Among the most serious allegations is the alleged laying of landmines on refugees' routes to Bangladesh. While the military denies the charge, in one Bangladesh ...and more »

Bangladesh: UNHCR & partners work to contain outbreak of diarrhoeal disease - UNHCR

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 03 October 2017 | Español | Français | عربي · Bangladesh. Desperation ...and more »

Myanmar beauty queen is stripped of her title after accusing Rohingya Muslims of a 'caliphate-style movement' and ... - Daily Mail

A Myanmar beauty queen has been stripped of her title after accusing Rohingya Muslims of being 'harbingers of terror and violence' in the ongoing conflict in the Rakhine state. Shwe Eain Si, 19, who was Miss Grand Myanmar, posted a video on Facebook ...and more »

Myanmar soldiers nabbed with 2 million pills in Rakhine, as drug trade defies crisis - The Straits Times

YANGON (AFP) - Two Myanmar soldiers are being questioned after they were caught with nearly two million "yaba" pills in restive Rakhine state, police said Tuesday (Oct 3), as the drugs trade goes on despite communal violence. The men were held after ...and more »

Rohingya deportation: India's top lawyers contest Modi's move - Deutsche Welle

The fate of some 40,000 Rohingya refugees in India hangs in the balance as the country's top court hears petitions to block the Modi government's plans to deport them to Myanmar. Fighting to prevent them from being sent back to their violence-hit ...and more »

A brief history of the word “Rohingya” at the heart of a humanitarian crisis - Quartz

The Rohingya are a largely Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar at the center of a humanitarian catastrophe. But the Myanmar government won't even use the word “Rohingya,” let alone admit they're being persecuted. Instead, the government calls them ...and more »

Myanmar: The Invention of Rohingya Extremists - The New York Review of Books

It is not hard to get guns on the Chittagong littoral. Or at least, that's what my interviewee was telling me underneath a canopy of trees outside his house in the fishing village of Shamlapur, in southern Bangladesh. His men stood round carrying his ...and more »