The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called on Myanmar’s government to hold accountable the perpetrators of widespread violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the Buddhist-majority country’s northwest over the past year and a half.
Myanmar government says it will "scrutinize" the identity of refugees in northern Kachin State to ensure insurgents do not receive humanitarian aid after weeks of fighting between the army and an ethnic armed group in the war-torn region.
Thousands of people have staged a massive rally in Myanmar's northern Kachin state to demand humanitarian access for villagers who have been caught in fighting between the army and an ethnic armed group in the war-torn region.
A UN Security Council team visiting Bangladesh promised Sunday to work hard to resolve a crisis involving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to the country to escape military-led violence in Myanmar.
A United Nations official said more than 4,000 people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar's military and an ethnic armed group in the country's remote north over the past weeks as a long-simmering conflict intensifies.
Myanmar's Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye says repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in the country to Bangladesh should start as soon as possible due to the coming monsoon season.
Myanmar's government said it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees, among the 700,000 who fled a brutal crackdown, but the move was slammed by rights groups as a publicity stunt which ignored warnings over the security of returnees.
A report by the United Nations has blacklisted Myanmar’s military for carrying out widespread sexual violence as a strategy to terrorize the Rohingya Muslim population and to drive them out of the land they lived in western Myanmar.
The UN refugee agency has said that conditions in Myanmar are not ready for the return of persecuted Rohingya Muslims who fled to neighboring Bangladesh following a military crackdown in Rakhine state last year.