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UN failures on Rohingya revealed

The UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue being raised with the government, sources in the UN and aid community told the BBC. One former UN official said the head of the UN in Myanmar (Burma) tried to prevent human rights advocates from visiting sensitive Rohingya areas. More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled an offensive by the ...

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New evidence of Rohingya village burning

Rights group Amnesty International has released satellite images which it says show an “orchestrated campaign” to burn Rohingya villages in western Myanmar. Amnesty said this was evidence security forces were trying to push the minority Muslim group out of the country. The army says it is fighting militants and denies targeting civilians. Some 389,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence ...

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to miss UN General Assembly

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to miss next week’s UN General Assembly as criticism of her handling of the Rohingya crisis grows. Some 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed to Bangladesh since violence in Rakhine state escalated last month. Ms Suu Kyi is facing allegations from supporters in the West that she has failed to speak out ...

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Rohingya civilians ‘maimed by landmines’

The BBC has spoken to Rohingya Muslims who suffered crippling injuries after apparently stepping on army landmines as they fled violence in Myanmar. One of them, a 15-year-old boy being treated in Bangladesh, lost both legs. A woman at the same hospital said she had trodden on a landmine after she and her family were fired on. It’s unclear who ...

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