Myanmar

Rohingya sent back to camps hungry and in debt

Fleeing Rohingya Muslims sold ration books to help pay hundreds of dollars to traffickers in order to flee squalid Myanmar camps by boat, only to be stopped at sea and forced back destitute, the refugees told AFP on Friday.

10 December 2018
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Cry for help for Myanmar’s trafficked brides

Between June 2017 and April 2018, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Humanitarian Health carried out a study on almost 400 migrant women from Myanmar between the ages of 15 and 55, who were married to Chinese men and experi

8 December 2018
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Myanmar’s tourism slump

Faced with dwindling tourist numbers from the West, Myanmar is pulling out all stops to woo visitors closer to home.

1 December 2018
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Repatriation will send Rohingyas back to danger

The repatriation plan between the Bangladeshi and Myanmar governments to return Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar has been postponed indefinitely again amid growing concerns on the wellbeing of returning refugees.

23 November 2018
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UN urges Dhaka against Rohingya return

The United Nations (UN) rights chief on Tuesday urged Bangladesh to halt imminent plans to start returning Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, warning doing so risked further grave violations against the Muslim minority.

14 November 2018
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Myanmar migrant workers in debt bondage

A "mafia" of recruitment agents is trapping Myanmar migrants to Thailand in debt bondage despite a 2017 law meant to fight exploitation in the kingdom's notoriously shadowy job market, activists and workers say.

5 October 2018
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Dolphin-enabled livelihood on the Ayeyarwady

On a stretch of the Ayeyarwady river, also known as the Irrawaddy river, near Myanmar’s Mandalay, fishermen from six villages work hand-in-fin with 26 Irrawaddy dolphins in a unique collaboration.

2 October 2018
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UN: Myanmar army brutality 'hard to fathom'

Myanmar's army has used unfathomable levels of violence against minority Rohingya, United Nations (UN) investigators said Tuesday, calling for the military to be removed from politics and top generals to be prosecuted for genocide.

19 September 2018
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UN says Myanmar waging 'campaign against journalists'

Myanmar, facing international outrage over the jailing of Reuters journalists for their reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, is conducting a "political campaign" against independent journalism, the United Nations (UN) said Tuesday.

12 September 2018
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How trade wars affect human rights

The world’s eyes are fixated on Myanmar. Numerous online petitions have been set up among the international community to voice concerns for the Rohingya Muslims.

7 September 2018
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