Myanmar

Dozens of Rohingya births represent legacy of sexual violence

In this latest episode of the UN Gender Focus podcast, Dianne Penn speaks with Tonderai Chikuhwa from the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, about the estimated 40,000 pregnant Rohingya women in Cox's Bazar refugee camps, many of whom allegedly were raped by Myanmar security forces and allied militias.

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UN rights office urges restraint over intensifying violence in northern Myanmar

The United Nations human rights arm has voiced deep concern over escalating conflict between the military and armed groups in Myanmar’s Kachin and Shan provinces that has displaced over 100,000 civilians and trapped many in the midst of active fighting.

News in Brief 15 May 2018

  • Gaza’s medical staff ‘struggling to cope with influx of wounded’
  • Call for restraint amid escalating violence against civilians in Myanmar
  • ‘Frontier technologies’ hold promise to end poverty, claims UNCTAD
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News in Brief 08 May 2018

  • Yemen airstrike death toll may rise: OCHA
  • Dangers persist for nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: WHO
  • World Food Programme chief visits DPRK
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Security Council urges conditions that allow safe return of Rohingya refugees

After seeing for themselves the conditions facing Rohingya refugees in the camps of southern Bangladesh as well as homes they fled in Myanmar, Security Council members called on Tuesday for them to be allowed a safe return.

News In Brief 01 May 2018

  • Pre-monsoon rains already affecting refugee children in Bangladesh: UNICEF
  • Hostilities in Myanmar’s Kachin State ‘wholly unacceptable’: UN rights expert
  • Mediterranean migrant arrivals less than half of 2017 numbers: IOM
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‘Sharp escalation’ in fighting across Myanmar’s Kachin state, warns rights expert

Raising alarm over a “sharp” escalation in hostilities in Myanmar’s Kachin province, a United Nations human rights expert has called on all parties to ensure greater protection for civilians.

News In Brief 25 April 2018

  • Situation in Syria’s Idlib “remains catastrophic” as donors pledge $4.4 billion at Brussels conference
  • Chemical Weapons inspectors visit site of alleged attack in Douma
  • Concern rising for “escalating” conflict in Myanmar’s Kachin State
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UN deputy aid chief shines light on plight of 400,000 Rohingya still inside Myanmar

Although the massive outflow of Rohingya from Myanmar to Bangladesh grabbed worldwide headlines, the international community must not forget that more than 400,000 of the minority group are living in dire situations at home, a senior United Nations official said Tuesday.

Around 400,000 Rohingya living in 'dire' conditions within Myanmar: deputy relief chief

Apart from nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled across the Myanmar border, a further 400,000 are living in “dire situations” at home, without access to healthcare or education.

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