Myanmar

UN refugee agency redeploys staff to address humanitarian needs in Myanmar

The United Nations refugee agency today said that it had begun redeploying staff members to Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, where violence has displaced thousands of people.

UN responds to humanitarian needs in Myanmar following recent violence

United Nations relief agencies are responding to the humanitarian situation in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, in the wake of violence there which has displaced thousands of people.

UN envoy calls for investigation into disturbances in Myanmar state

The United Nations top envoy for Myanmar has called for an investigation into violence that recently took place in the country’s Rakhine state.

At UN, Aung San Suu Kyi appeals for aid, investment to boost democracy in Myanmar

Highlighting the recent changes in Myanmar, Nobel laureate and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi today invited international aid and investment to help build a better future for the south-east Asian nation, as she addressed a United Nations labour forum in Geneva.

UN expert warns of threat from escalating communal violence in Myanmar

A United Nations independent human rights expert today warned that escalating violence among communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state represents a serious threat to the country’s future.

Myanmar: UN envoy discusses state of emergency with President

The United Nations envoy for Myanmar met today with the country’s president and discussed the state of emergency that has been declared in northern Rakhine state following the recent outbreak of violence.