Unprecedented 'level of barbarity': UN genocide chief on Rohingya visit

Rohingya refugees who have fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar have suffered an unprecedented “level of barbarity”, according to the head of the UN’s Office on Genocide Prevention.

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News in Brief 13 March 2018

  • Children in eastern Ghouta likely victims of war crimes
  • UNHCR issues new protection guidance for fleeing Venezuelans
  • Possible “crime of genocide” in Rakhine state
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Rohingyas could face further violence if they return to Myanmar, UN adviser warns

International crimes were committed against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and those who fled the country could face further persecution if they return now, a senior United Nations official said Tuesday.

Human rights mission in Myanmar finds “untenable suffering”

Reported rights violations committed by government forces in Myanmar against Rohingyas will likely constitute “crimes under international law”, according to the Chairperson of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, Ma

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News in Brief 06 March 2018

  • 25 million child marriages averted in last decade: UNICEF
  • Lifesaving aid to Eastern Ghouta “cut short” due to escalating violence
  • “Ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya continues: senior UN human rights official
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News In Brief 27 February 2018

  • 30-day cessation of hostilities in eastern Ghouta “a question of life and death”
  • UN calls for “unconditional release” of missing Nigerian schoolgirls
  • Situation in Myanmar “beyond the comprehension of many outsiders”
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News In Brief 26 February 2018

  • UN chief calls Rohingya plight a “clear example of ethnic cleansing”
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemns “slaughterhouses of humans”
  • Investigation launched into alleged sexual abuse at UN Mission in South Sudan
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Cyclone, violence threaten more than 700,000 Rohingya children: UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning of two looming threats facing scores of Rohingya children in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The agency is concerned that the approaching cyclone season and continued violence could affect some 720,000 youngsters.

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News in Brief 13 February 2018

  • Myanmar urged to address statelessness issue to resolve Rohingya crisis
  • Refugees perish seeking safety in Uganda: UNHCR
  • Refugees, asylum seekers “grasping for hope” on Manus Island
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Security operations by Myanmar show ‘established pattern’ of domination over ethnic groups – UN expert

What Myanmar’s Government has claimed are military and security operations are “actually an established pattern” of domination and aggression against ethnic groups, the United Nations independent expert on the rights situation there said on Thursday, reporting on her visit to nearby countries, including Bangladesh, which is hosting nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees.