Rakhine state

May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019

'People are dying': UN official urges aid access for Rakhine

A UN official has urges Myanmar to grant aid workers “predictable, sustained access” to Rakhine state, where fighting between government troops and rebels has displaced nearly 33,000 people since late last year, saying lack of aid has cost lives.

January 23, 2019
January 23, 2019

UN envoy not allowed to visit Rakhine conflict zones

Myanmar did not allow Christine Schraner Burgener, UN special envoy for Myanmar, to visit the conflict zones in northern Rakhine State citing safety concerns, according to report.

December 23, 2018
December 23, 2018

Myanmar policeman found killed in northern Rakhine state

The bullet-riddled body of a Myanmar policeman was found in northern Rakhine state, government media says, as tensions rise in the hotspot where the Rohingya crisis erupted last year.

November 23, 2018
November 23, 2018

Create conditions in Myanmar conducive to refugee returns: UNHCR

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appeals to Myanmar to exert all efforts to create conditions conducive for voluntary return of the Rohingyas and address the root causes of the refugees’ displacement in line with the recommendations of the Kofi-Annan led Advisory Commission on Rakhine State.

September 3, 2018
September 3, 2018

The strategic importance of Rakhine State

While the media spotlight on Rohingyas has primarily focused on religious persecution and ethnic cleansing, the strategic importance of Rakhine State of Myanmar needs to be articulated.

August 16, 2018
August 16, 2018

Work plan of Rakhine enquiry commission discussed

Myanmar discusses matters related to the work plan of the independent commission of enquiry on Rakhine State.

August 8, 2018
August 8, 2018

UN wants tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and UNDP, the UN's development agency, urges Myanmar authorities to make tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine State.

April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018

UNSC's Myanmar Trip: Naypyidaw to 'try to fix ties with world'

As the UNSC delegation begins visiting Myanmar today its government will make an effort to repair its strained relationship with the international community and allow some of Rohingyas to return to Rakhine State.

April 29, 2018
April 29, 2018

Camp or prison?

They are like prisons. Yet, the Myanmar government calls them camps. In those camps in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine, one lakh Rohingyas have been languishing for almost six years.

April 23, 2018
April 23, 2018

UNSC team due on April 29

Bangladesh will describe the brutalities that the Rohingyas faced in Rakhine State and steps taken by the government here to the UN Security Council delegation, which is due in Dhaka on April 29.