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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 »

Myanmar tells UN: 'There is no ethnic cleansing and no genocide' of Rohingya - The Guardian

More than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled an army campaign in just a few weeks, escaping into Bangladesh. Oliver Holmes, South-east Asia correspondent. Fri 29 Sep 2017 00.58 EDT Last modified on Fri 29 Sep 2017 03.51 EDT. Share on ...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 »

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 »

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 »

In Grim Camps, Rohingya Suffer on 'Scale That We Couldn't Imagine' - New York Times

BALUKHALI, Bangladesh — Up to their ankles in mud, hundreds of Rohingya refugees fought to the front of the crowd outside of their makeshift camp. An open-bed truck full of Bangladeshi volunteers was passing by, tossing out donated goods at random: ...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 »

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 »

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 »

Half of Myanmar's Rohingya minority has fled the country - Vox

The humanitarian crisis in Myanmar had long gotten no attention from the world community. That's changing, and quickly, as the scope of the disaster comes into clearer focus. The latest evidence came Thursday, when the United Nations reported that some ...and more »