Myanmar

Myanmar: UN experts alarmed at draft bill imposing restrictions on religious conversion

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today called on the Government of Myanmar to do away with a draft bill imposing restrictions on religious conversion, stressing the right of every individual to freely choose or to change their faith.

Myanmar: senior UN official urges greater access to people in need of humanitarian aid

The United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator today stressed the need for improved access to people in need of humanitarian assistance in Myanmar, as she wrapped up a visit to the states of Rakhine and Kachin.

UN agency concerned about reported abuse as thousands continue to flee Myanmar

The United Nations refugee agency said today it was receiving increasing reports of abuse and exploitation as people continue to seek safety overseas two years after inter-communal violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.