Tag: Muslim minority

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  • UN report details continued abuses against Rohingyas

    UN report details continued abuses against Rohingyas

    The mission considered that by conservative estimates at least 10,000 people were killed during the 2017 Army offensive, globally condemned as "ethnic cleansing".

    September 18, 2018
  • Repressed religion

    Repressed religion

    China’s stout denial of the report of the UN human rights panel on the persecution of one million ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang province is rather unlikely to convince the comity of nations. The crisis has been festering for the past several years and has only exacerbated over time. Comparisons are odious. Yet suffice it to …

    August 17, 2018
  • Myanmar minister to visit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

    Myanmar minister to visit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

    A Myanmar minister will tour camps for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, an official said on Wednesday, the first such visit since Myanmar’s army drove nearly 700,000 members of the Muslim minority over the border. Bangladesh’s foreign ministry confirmed that Myanmar’s social welfare, relief and resettlement minister Win Myat Aye would visit the congested camps, which …

    April 4, 2018
  • UN Security Council to meet on Myanmar Thursday

    UN Security Council to meet on Myanmar Thursday

        The UN Security Council will meet Thursday to discuss the violence in Myanmar and hear a briefing from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the crisis, diplomats say. Britain, France, the United States and four other countries requested the meeting after more than 430,000 people, mostly Rohingya Muslims, fled an army campaign in Myanmar …

    September 26, 2017
  • UN says 87,000 refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar

    UN says 87,000 refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar

    A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said today. Thousands of the stateless Muslim minority have poured over the border since the latest round of fighting broke out, piling pressure on the already overcrowded camps in Bangladesh.

    September 4, 2017