Myanmar Crisis - Special Reports

Rohingya refugees face fresh turmoil as monsoon rains could wash away temporary homes and spread disease

'Close to a million people are staying there, it's extremely crowded. People are not going to be able to find a place to hide or take shelter'
2018-04-21 16:04 | News | Independent

Rohingya refugees rescued after drifting at sea for 9 days

About 80 Rohingya in a wooden boat arrived in Indonesia Friday, officials said, the latest batch of the vulnerable minority to come ashore in the world’s biggest Muslim majority nation
2018-04-21 14:04 | News | IINA

We can’t engineer a way out of the cramped hell of Bangladesh camps

The huge cramped camps into which hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya have fled from Myanmar could be a scene of mass calamity when the monsoon strikes.
2018-04-21 14:04 | News | TheAge

Violence against Rohingya exposed in 'shocking photographs'

A team of Reuters photographers have captured images of the refugees at their most vulnerable – mourning mothers, scarred children, and survivors of violent attacks
2018-04-20 10:04 | News | Independent

EU continues to ignore Rohingya in Myanmar

The European Union is the largest economic block in the world and also has the distinction of holding a Nobel Prize. It has historically taken a lead on human rights issues and has prevented many a
2018-04-20 09:04 | News | AlArabiya

Dhaka denounces return of Rohingya family as ‘a PR stunt’

After hope that a meaningful process under which refugees may return home may be discussed, Bangladeshi officials say claims by Myanmar that a family was 'repatriated' are little more than propaganda
2018-04-19 09:04 | Southeast Asia ,refugee crisis ,Rohingya crisis | ATimes

​UK, Canada call for strong response to Rohingya crisis

The foreign ministers of the UK and Canada on Tuesday called for greater support from the international community to address the Rohingya refugee crisis.
2018-04-18 11:04 | News | IINA

Over 400,000 Rohingya living in dire conditions within Myanmar: UN official

Apart from nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled across the Myanmar border, a further 400,000 are living in “dire situations” at home, without access to healthcare or education, UN’s Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller said on Tues
2018-04-18 11:04 | News | IINA

7 Myanmar soldiers get 10 years jail for massacre of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar's military sentenced recently seven personnel to 10 years in prison and hard labor as alleged accomplices in the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine state, where the country's security forces carried out a brutal crackdown against t
2018-04-16 17:04 | News | IINA

Bangladesh: The hospital on the hill providing care to Rohingya refugees

“It’s important for patients with chronic diseases to have access to specialist healthcare and can be admitted to hospital when they need it.” Language English
2018-04-16 14:04 | News | MSF

Bangladesh rejects Myanmar's Rohingya resettlement claim

Bangladesh's home minister said Myanmar's claim that the family had been "repatriated" was false, noting the family had never reached Bangladeshi territory.
2018-04-16 06:04 | News | TheAge

UN, Bangladesh ink MoU on safe, dignified return of Rohingya refugees

The United Nations refugee agency and the government of Bangladesh on Friday signed a cooperation agreement on the safe, dignified return of Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar, “once conditions there are conducive.”
2018-04-15 10:04 | News | IINA

Rohingya crisis highlights blockchain data issues

Blockchain-based biometric initiatives are working to give refugees identities. But are we aware of any unintended consequences of these growing databases?
2018-04-13 12:04 | Refugees ,identity ,Blockchain | ATimes

Despite warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return

Rohingya refugees will be allowed to return to Myanmar “as soon as possible,” a minister said, despite a stillborn repatriation process and United Nations warnings that the safety of returnees could not be guaranteed.
2018-04-13 10:04 | World | Hurriyet

Philippines' Duterte cites 'genocide' in Myanmar, will take refugees

Drawing the ire of officials in Myanmar, Duterte then expressed sympathy for the Rohingya and offered to help. "I really pity the people there," Duterte said.
2018-04-10 04:04 | News | TheAge

Stalled peace process in Myanmar frustrating rebel armies

Peace talks in Myanmar's Karen State have stalled, with some arguing the actions of the military against the Rohingya in Rakhine State undermine the credibility of the government's claim to want peace.
2018-04-07 12:04 | News | Aljazeera

Philippines ​President ready to receive Rohingya refugees

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte of Philippines said "genocide" was taking place in Myanmar and he was willing to accept Rohingya refugees fleeing from it, though Europe should help too, the Reuters has reported.
2018-04-06 18:04 | News | IINA

Boat carrying Rohingya arrives in Malaysia

A boat carrying dozens of Rohingya from Myanmar arrived in Malaysia on yesteray and the members of the stateless Muslim minority will be allowed to enter the country, authorities said.
2018-04-03 12:04 | World | Hurriyet

Rohingya refugees resort to southern sea routes

A boat carrying nearly 60 Rohingya refugees heading to Malaysia has made a stop in Thailand because of bad weather. Few Rohingya have tried to use southern sea routes since a crackdown on trafficking networks three years ago.
2018-04-02 13:04 | News | Aljazeera

UN appeals for support to tackle massive health needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

With relief agencies in Bangladesh struggling to assist more than a million vulnerable Rohingya refugees crowded into makeshift camps along the country’s south-east coast, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday appealed for international support
2018-04-01 11:04 | News | IINA

Myanmar clears some Rohingya for return but no date on horizon

A Bangladesh official said on March 29 that Myanmar had approved several hundred Rohingya from a list of thousands to return to their homeland, but provided no indication of when the long-delayed process would begin.
2018-03-29 13:03 | World | Hurriyet

Rohingya people's plight must be kept alive, says UK PM

Britain’s prime minister said on Tuesday that they constantly raise the issue of the oppressed Rohingya at the UN and directly with Myanmar’s government “to constantly raise awareness that this is an issue people should be addressing.”
2018-03-28 18:03 | News | IINA

Bangladesh: Activities update on Cox's Bazar

More than six months into the beginning of the latest Rohingya exodus, people continue to flee from Myanmar into Bangladesh fearing for their lives and seeking safety. A total of 3,236 refugees are reported to have entered Bangladesh in February alone. Language English
2018-03-15 17:03 | News | MSF

Bangladesh: The crisis is not over - Rohingya refugees are still arriving

The numbers of people arriving now are not massive, like in the beginning of the crisis, but we still see a few hundred reaching the country every week after crossing the Naf river. Language English
2018-02-19 09:02 | News | MSF

Drone strikes, diphtheria, and data: The Cheat Sheet

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate important sources on unfolding trends and events around the globe: A diphtheria dilemma? A global shortage of the antitoxin used to treat highly contagious diphtheria could trigger an ethical dilemma for health providers in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps. There were more than 2,400 suspected cases of diphtheria in Bangladesh as of 25 December — but only 5,000 vials
2017-12-29 16:12 | News | IrinNews

Six major humanitarian challenges confronting the UN General Assembly

Hype over what President Donald Trump may or may not say dominated the media build-up to this week’s UN General Assembly. However, US funding cuts and the apparent absence of American authority on key global issues weigh more heavily over world leaders beset by a host of daunting humanitarian challenges.   It’s the first UNGA since Trump was elected president. He’ll make his debut on Monday in hosting a meeting on UN reform, ahead of his maiden speech
2017-09-18 09:09 | News | IrinNews