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Aid shipment blocked as Rohingya humanitarian crisis deepens

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SEEKING SHELTER. Mujibur Rahman (R), a Rohingya father of 10, carries his belongings, after being evicted with his family, while searching for a place to build a new makeshift shelter at the refugee camp of Kutupalung in the Bangladeshi locality of Ukhia on September 20, 2017. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP

Communal tensions remain high across Rakhine. Raids by Rohingya militants at the end of last month spark a massive army crackdown, driving more than 420,000 people into Bangladesh in what the UN calls a campaign of ‘ethnic cleansing.’

SITTWE, Myanmar (Sept. 22, 2017) — An attack on an aid shipment in Myanmar’s violence-wracked Rakhine state and a deadly Red Cross truck crash in Bangladesh on Thursday, September 21, hampered desperately needed relief efforts for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution. Continue reading Aid shipment blocked as Rohingya humanitarian crisis deepens

Bangladesh PM says Myanmar must take back Rohingya

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CROSSING OVER. Rohingya refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine state arrive near the Khanchon border crossing near the Bangaldeshi town of Teknaf on September 5, 2017. K M Asad/AFP

Sheikh Hasina also calls for greater international pressure on Myanmar over the new crisis which has unfolded in the past three weeks, media reports says

DHAKA, Bangladesh (Sept. 21, 2017) — Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a new call for Myanmar to take back the some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in the Buddhist-dominated country. Continue reading Bangladesh PM says Myanmar must take back Rohingya

Thousands Of Rohingya Muslims Flee Myanmar As Government Denies Abuse

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A woman carrying a baby walks among debris after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe, Myanmar May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Security forces may be committing crimes against humanity, the UN warns

January 26, 2017 — Devastating reports of growing violence against a Muslim minority group in western Myanmar have prompted humanitarian groups to call for urgent foreign intervention, even as Myanmar’s government denies the mounting allegations. Continue reading Thousands Of Rohingya Muslims Flee Myanmar As Government Denies Abuse

Four years on, lives of Myanmar’s Rohingya still on hold

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UNCERTAIN FUTURE. A group of minority Muslim Rohingya gather outside a store at the Aung Mingalar displacement camp in Sittwe on September 7, 2016. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

‘We eat when we get our quota. If we do not get it, we cannot eat,’ says Myee Shay, who is among tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya

SITTWE, Myanmar (Sept. 8, 2016) — Four years after fleeing religious riots that emptied her Muslim Rohingya neighborhood in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Myee Shay yearns for the trappings of a normal life: a job, a school for her children, and the chance to buy her own food.  Continue reading Four years on, lives of Myanmar’s Rohingya still on hold

Blaze destroys hundreds of homes in Myanmar Rohingya camp

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TOUGH LOSS. A Rohingya woman cries after a fire hit their camp in Rakhine State, Myanmar, May 3, 2016. Photo by Nyunt Win/EPA

Initial reports suggest 14 are injured, says the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

YANGON, Myanmar (May 3, 2016) — A major fire on Tuesday, May 3, damaged or destroyed the homes of some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims living in a camp for people displaced by 2012 communal fighting in western Myanmar. Continue reading Blaze destroys hundreds of homes in Myanmar Rohingya camp