Human Welfare

Months after exodus began, Rohingya see no end to suffering

Feb 26, 2018

Six months after waves of attacks emptied Rohingya villages in Myanmar, sending 700,000 people fleeing into Bangladesh, there are few signs anyone is going home soon

Female Nobel laureates in Bangladesh to meet Rohingya women

Feb 24, 2018

Three female Nobel Peace laureates have begun a weeklong trip to Bangladesh to meet Rohingya women who were tortured and raped by Myanmar soldiers before fleeing the country

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees

Feb 20, 2018

Myanmar has agreed to resettle more than 6,000 Rohingya Muslims who have been stranded in a no man's land between the two countries, as plans for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of others have been delayed over concerns for their safety

Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation

Feb 17, 2018

A Bangladesh Cabinet minister says he has given a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries

Turkey resumes airstrikes on Syrian Kurdish enclave

Feb 9, 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish jets have resumed airstrikes in the Syrian Kurdish-run enclave of Afrin

AP Exclusive: Rohingya say military cut off food in Myanmar

Feb 9, 2018

AP Exclusive: Interviews with recent refugees indicate Myanmar's military and Buddhist residents may be controlling food in order to force the few remaining Rohingya Muslims to leave

'They want to erase us.' Hunger used to target Rohingya

Feb 7, 2018

AP Exclusive: 'They want to erase us.' More than a dozen interviews by the AP with recent refugees show an increasing desperation among the dwindling numbers of Rohingya in Myanmar in the face of what the UN says may be a genocide.

Switzerland says it supports Kofi Annan report for Rohingya

Feb 6, 2018

Switzerland's president says his country supports the full implementation of the recommendations made by an advisory commission headed by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on resolving the Rohingya crisis

Saudi Arabia, at war with Yemen rebels, sends aid to nation

Feb 6, 2018

Saudi Arabia, which is at war with rebels in Yemen, also is delivering aid to Arab world's poorest country

Swiss president says Rohingya return must be voluntary

Feb 5, 2018

Swiss President Alain Berset says the return of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar must be voluntary

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