Myanmar

News in Brief 11 June 2021

  • Rights chief Bachelet condemns attacks on civilians in Myanmar
  • Aid, health teams 'turned away' from accessing the starving in Tigray
  • More families flee violence in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado
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UN rights chief urges accountability for escalating ‘catastrophe’ in Myanmar

Escalating violence across Myanmar including attacks on civilians must be halted to prevent even greater loss of life and a deepening humanitarian emergency, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Friday.

News in Brief 9 June 2021

  • 'Mass deaths' alert across Myanmar: UN rights expert
  • 'Alarming' rise in antibiotic-resistant pathogens: WHO
  • G7 nations must promote more equitable COVID vaccine access
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‘Mass deaths’ alert in Myanmar as 100,000 flee junta’s heavy weapons

In Myanmar, international action is needed urgently to prevent “mass deaths” there, after civilians fled attacks by so-called “junta bombs”, a top independent UN rights expert has warned.

News in Brief 20 May 2021

  • 'Hell on earth' for children of Gaza, UN chief tells General Assembly
  • WHO appeals for regular access to Palestine enclave as violence continues
  • Myanmar: Human rights expert welcomes new sanctions 'blow' to junta
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Myanmar: Rights expert welcomes fresh sanctions against junta, urges other nations ‘step up’

The announcement this week of new coordinated sanctions against Myanmar’s military rulers by a handful of Western governments has been welcomed by the UN independent expert monitoring the human rights situation in the country. 

News in Brief 18 May 2021

  • Rising toll in Middle East violence as UN calls for more Gaza aid access
  • Rohingya more vulnerable than ever: UNHCR and IOM
  • Asylum appeal for Mozambicans fleeing violence to Tanzania
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News in Brief 12 May 2021

  • Independent COVID probe urges overhaul of pandemic prevention
  • UN call for Middle East calm to avoid 'full scale war'
  • Businesses should stand up against Myanmar junta, experts urge
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Myanmar: UN rights experts urge business ‘to take a stand’ against military junta

United Nations independent rights experts on Wednesday urged businesses in Myanmar to uphold their human rights responsibilities and apply pressure on the military junta to halt grave human rights violations against its own people.

News in Brief 11 May 2021

  • 100 days into Myanmar coup, 'brutal' repression tactics continue
  • Killing of Yazidis was genocide says UN investigation team head
  • OHCHR call for new peace efforts in occupied Palestinian territory, Israel
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