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UN-appointed independent human rights investigators told the Human Rights Council on Monday that Myanmar’s people continue to suffer deeply from the effects of horrific crimes committed by the country’s military, amid intensifying violence. more
Six years on, still no justice for Myanmar’s Rohingya

UN human rights chief Volker Türk, on Thursday, reiterated the call for accountability and justice for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya driven from their homes in Myanmar by sec ...

Funding ‘simply not enough’ for Rohingya refugees, UN agencies report

New York: Current funding for critical aid efforts supporting Rohingya refugees living in camps in southern Bangladesh is simply not enough, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has said, as ...

Bangladesh must suspend plans to return Rohingya refugees to Myanmar: Rights expert

Bangladesh must “immediately suspend” a pilot repatriation project for Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar, where they face “serious risks” to their lives and f ...

Time running out to save Myanmar’s Rakhine from hunger and disease post-Cyclone Mocha

New York: More than two weeks after deadly Cyclone Mocha hit Myanmar, aid access is uncertain, disease is spreading, and a major food crisis remains a very real threat, the UN said on Fri ...

More than two years on, impact of Myanmar military coup ‘devastating’

New York: Violence resulting from the brutal military coup is continuing inside Myanmar on an “alarming scale” the UN Special Envoy told a meeting of the General Assembly on T ...

Myanmar: Social media companies urged to stand up to junta

New York: UN-appointed independent rights experts on Myanmar have urged social media companies to do more to resist the military junta’s “online campaign of terror”.

‘Hope is rare now in Myanmar’, UN Human Rights Council hears

New York: The Myanmar military has continuously used arbitrary lethal violence against its own people amid an expanding humanitarian emergency, and a worsening economic crisis, the UN rig ...

Myanmar: Tatmadaw army’s ‘scorched earth’ policy in spotlight

New York: Two years since a military coup in Myanmar, the UN rights office, OHCHR, warned on Friday that the generals’ “scorched earth” policy had left thousands of civi ...

Two years on from Myanmar military coup, UN chief stresses international unity, as arrests, airstrikes continue

New York: The UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called for Member States to urge the military leadership in Myanmar to respect the will and needs of its own people, a ...