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Myanmar to begin process of taking back Rohingya refugees - The Straits Times

Villages razed by fire near Maungdaw in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state in a picture taken yesterday. Some 502,000 Rohingya Muslims from Rakhine have fled to Bangladesh since late last month.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE. Published. Sep 29, 2017, 5:00 ...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 »

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 »

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

They've been called the world's most persecuted minority. Learn who they are and why they're fleeing. Haunting Video Shows the Rohingya Refugee Crisis. Having trouble viewing this video? Watch it here. By Sarah Gibbens. PUBLISHED September 29, 2017 ...and more »

Searing images of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps - South China Morning Post

A Rohingya woman is carried by family members in the Balukhali refugee camp on September 20. Picture: Greg Constantine. More on this story. Previous. Hongkongers donate generously at times of natural calamity, less so to help victms of silent. Why Red ...and more »

Rohingya refugees share stories of sexual violence -

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Twenty-year-old Ayesha Begum sat on a plastic mat inside her family's bamboo and tarpaulin shelter in the sprawling makeshift refugee settlement of Balukhali. She cradled her one-year-old son in her arms, blowing on his face ...and more »