Rakhine state

UN rights expert calls for civilian protection as fighting escalates between military and armed group

Calling on the Myanmar Government to “immediately reverse its decision not to allow access to all humanitarian organizations”, the United Nations expert on human rights in the South-East Asian country said on Friday, that “it’s vital that assistance is able to reach those who have fled violence in the region”.

New Myanmar Rakhine violence could escalate rapidly, warns top UN relief official

Securing access to thousands of people affected by fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is a priority for the United Nations, the organization’s top relief official in the country told UN News on Wednesday.  Acting Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Myanmar, Knut Ostby, spoike with UN News's Daniel Johnson.

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Amid troop build-up in Rohingya's home state, UN appeals to Myanmar for peaceful solution

Major fighting in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state has so far been avoided following clashes between armed separatists and national security forces who are increasing troop numbers there, a top UN humanitarian official there said on Wednesday.

Myanmar: New UN envoy offers to serve ‘as a bridge’, recognizes ‘positive steps’ over Rakhine state

Focussing on “listening to all sides” the new United Nations Special Envoy on Myanmar praised “recent positive steps” taken by the government and United Nations to try and ensure the eventual voluntary, safe and dignified return of Rohingya refugees, to their homes in Rakhine state.

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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News in Brief 8 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Aid resumes to Rohingya in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State

Food aid deliveries have resumed to thousands of people affected by violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, the UN said on Friday.

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News in Brief 24 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Rohingya return plan must guarantee their safety: UNHCR

The proposed return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar from Bangladesh must be safe and voluntary amid serious concerns for their security if they go home, the UN said on Friday.

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News in Brief 17 October 2017 (AM)

UNHCR concerned about stranded Rohingya refugees

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is urging authorities in Bangladesh to admit thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded near the border with Myanmar.

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News in Brief 18 September 2017 (PM)

Appeal for “global solidarity” to help millions hit by Irma: UN chief

The UN chief António Guterres has appealed for “global solidarity” on behalf of the millions affected by Hurricane Irma and other extreme weather events to come.

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News in Brief 24 August 2017 (PM)

UN welcomes report on Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The United Nations has welcomed the release of a report on finding lasting solutions to the crisis in Rakhine State in Myanmar.

The western state has seen deadly clashes between Buddhist and Muslim communities.

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