Rakhine state

February 10, 2018
February 10, 2018

UN says Reuters report on Myanmar massacre ‘alarming’

The United Nations describe the details of a Reuters investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as “alarming” and says it showed the need for a thorough probe into the violence in the country’s Rakhine state.

February 9, 2018
February 9, 2018

How Myanmar forces burned, looted and killed Rohingyas

The killings in the coastal village of Inn Din marks another bloody episode in the ethnic violence sweeping northern Rakhine state, on Myanmar’s western fringe.

December 18, 2017
December 18, 2017

Rohingya Repatriation: Myanmar team flies in today

A six-member Myanmar delegation arrives in Dhaka today for a meeting to set up the Joint Working Group, which would facilitate the repatriation of Rohingyas who fled violence in Rakhine State.

December 15, 2017
December 15, 2017

Forming Jt Group: Naypyitaw, Dhaka miss deadline

Bangladesh and Myanmar are going to set up a Joint Working Group next week to facilitate the repatriation of thousands of Rohingyas who fled violence in Rakhine State.

November 23, 2017
November 23, 2017

Violence still forcing them to flee home

Armed conflicts in Myanmar's Rakhine state have deescalated, but communal violence continues to force the Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh, an official of Red Cross said.

November 18, 2017
November 18, 2017

Horrors they will never forget

Running away from his burning village in Rakhine State and coming to Bangladesh, 12-year-old Hasan walked into an abandoned village to look for food and water. When he found a water reservoir and got closer, he saw about 50 bodies floating.

November 17, 2017
November 17, 2017

Rohingya return a long way off

Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until "real Myanmar citizens" are ready to accept them, the country's army chief said yesterday, casting doubt over government pledges to begin repatriating the persecuted Muslim minority.

November 14, 2017
November 14, 2017

Change of guard in Rakhine

Myanmar's army has replaced the general in charge of Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh amid reports of mass rape, torture and other crimes against humanity.

November 11, 2017
November 11, 2017

Aid access still challenging

Though the Myanmar authorities have agreed to allow the UN to resume food distribution in Rakhine, aid access in the state remains extremely challenging, says the UN.

November 8, 2017
November 8, 2017

Act now to solve Rohingya crisis

Lawmakers from Commonwealth countries have called upon the international community to take urgent action to resolve the Rohingya crisis.