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

The Rohingya, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar, have been called the "world's most persecuted minority," and recent events have added dramatically to their misery. At least 500,000 Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August of ...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 »

More than 60 feared dead after boat carrying Rohingya sinks - Irish Times

More than 60 people are feared dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh, the UN migration agency said. The figure came as the UN Security Council had its first open meeting on ...and more »

Australia to continue military training in Myanmar despite ethnic cleansing allegations - ABC Online

Australia will continue its $300,000 military cooperation program with Myanmar despite allegations the army there has led a campaign of "textbook ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims. A top UN human rights official criticised the nation's "brutal ...and more »

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 »

India's traditional refugee policy shows why it's unlikely to give Rohingyas sanctuary - ThePrint

Over the years, the Indian government has provided assistance to the likes of Bangladeshis and Afghans fleeing war and persecution, but has created disincentives for them to stay on in India permanently. The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar has attracted ...and more »

Moving refugees out of the rain in Bangladesh - UNHCR

By Tim Gaynor | 29 September 2017 | Español | Français | عربي · Bangladesh. UNHCR getting ever more Rohingya into shelter. Suruz Jahan, 75, receives a UNHCR tarp in Kutupalong refugee camp. © UNHCR/Roger Arnold. KUTUPALONG REFUGEE ...and more »

US Calls for Action Against Myanmar for 'Brutal' Campaign Against Rohingya Minority - Newsweek

Myanmar has received the sternest international condemnation yet for its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority, described by the U.N. as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told a Security Council ...and more »

Haunting images show bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees washed up on shore after boat capsized - ABC News

Dramatic images show bodies washed up on shore after a boat capsized while carrying Rohingya refugees trying to reach safety in Bangladesh by crossing the Bay of Bengal from Myanmar. Strong winds and high seas blew them off course and more than 60 ...and more »

Conditions inside Rakhine for Rohingya are increasingly grim - Rescue

Rohingya refugees are risking their lives for a safe place to call home. 60 people drowned on Sep. 29 when a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in Myanmar sank off the coast of Bangladesh.and more »