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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 »

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 »

Asean risks credibility over its 'silence' on Rohingya issue - The Straits Times

In the past month, the Asean 2017 website - which the Philippines hosts as current chair of the group - has posted condolences to the victims of bombings in Iraq and Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. But, noted Dr Michael Vatikiotis at a roundtable on ...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 »

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 »

From violence to squalor: For Rohingya, escaping to Bangladesh poses new challenges -

Violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar, that began in late August has led to a massive flow of Muslim Rohingya refugees into neighbouring Bangladesh. The United Nations reported that as of Sept. 27, more than half a million people had sought sanctuary in ...and more »

Bangladesh and Myanmar work to repatriate Rohingya refugees - Christian Science Monitor

The two nations at the heart of the Rohingya crisis search for solutions. But if the Rohingya are finally granted citizenship in Myanmar, would they want it? A.M. Ahad/AP. Myanmar's foreign minister Kyaw Tin (l.) meets with Bangladeshi foreign minister ...and more »

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have faint hopes about pope's visit - National Catholic Reporter

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh — Noor Hashem looks weak and worried as he waits in line with fellow Rohingya to see a doctor for his kidney problems at a clinic run by the international medical group Doctors Without Borders. The doctor advised him to go to a ...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 »

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 »