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Myanmar asks for ‘time and space’ to solve Rohingya crisis

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This picture taken on May 14, 2015 shows Rohingya migrants on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Rear Admiral Myint Nwe tells a security forum in Singapore his government is ‘fully aware’ of the situation in Rakhine state and is committed to address the issue and punish wrongdoers

SINGAPORE (Jan. 24, 2017) — Myanmar’s deputy defense chief on Monday, January 23, urged the world to give his government “time and space” to solve a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority amid concerns jihadists could exploit the situation. Continue reading Myanmar asks for ‘time and space’ to solve Rohingya crisis

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

Myanmar’s Rohingya left behind by election gains

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PERSECUTED. A Rohingya woman washes the clothes of children at a refugee camp in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, September 2, 2015. File photo by Nyunt Win/EPA
The United Nations says the Rohingya ‘must not be forgotten’ as Myanmar goes through a democratic transformation

YANGON, Myanmar (Mar. 2, 2016) — Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya continue to languish in “dreadful conditions” with children dying because they are refused healthcare, the United Nations has warned, adding that the Muslim minority risked being forgotten in the afterglow of recent elections.

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