Myanmar

UN distributes food for more than 27,000 people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

The United Nations food relief agency today said it has begun distributing food for over 27,000 people in all the townships affected by recent inter-communal violence over the past month in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

Security situation remains tense in Myanmar's Rakhine state, says UN humanitarian agency

The security situation in Myanmar's Rakhine province is still tense after a recent wave of violence which began in October, the United Nations humanitarian agency said today, adding that more than 110,000 displaced people are in urgent need of food, shelter and health care assistance.

UN refugee agency urges calm amid latest violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

The United Nations refugee agency has called for an immediate return to calm in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where ongoing inter-communal violence has uprooted more than 35,000 people.

Myanmar: UN expert calls for underlying causes of tensions in Rakhine state to be addressed

Expressing concern about renewed deadly violence, a United Nations independent expert has called for the underlying causes of the tension and conflict between the Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar's Rakhine state to be addressed as a priority.

Secretary-General calls for end to lawlessness in Myanmar’s Rakhine state following latest violence

In the wake of renewed violence, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the authorities in Myanmar to take action to bring an end to the lawlessness currently affecting the north of the Asian country’s Rakhine state.

Myanmar: UN refugee agency warns number of displaced people in Rakhine state still rising

Four months after inter-communal violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) continues to rise, the United Nations refugee agency said today, adding that some 75,000 people are currently living in camps and many more are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Myanmar can count on UN support to face challenges ahead, says envoy

The United Nations will continue to assist the people of Myanmar to address the various challenges facing the country, a senior official said today.

Ban hails Aung San Suu Kyi’s role in Myanmar’s reconciliation, reaffirms UN support

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the role played by Nobel laureate and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar’s reconciliation efforts, and re-affirmed the commitment of the United Nations to helping the Asian nation in its efforts.

UN expert welcomes release of prisoners of conscience in Myanmar

A United Nations independent expert today welcomed the latest presidential amnesty releasing a number of prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, and called on authorities to continue this systematic liberation without conditions, stressing that this is key for the country's democratic transition and reconciliation process.

Myanmar: UN refugee agency ‘seriously concerned’ over returns from China

The United Nations refugee agency is “seriously concerned” over reports that China has sent back from its Yunan province groups of Myanmar nationals who sought safety there from violence in neighbouring Myanmar’s Kachin state.