Human Welfare

India budget offers free cooking gas, health plan for poor

Feb 1, 2018

India's finance minister has announced a federal budget with a string of populist giveaways, from free cooking gas to a health plan for the poor, in an attempt to woo voters ahead of national elections next year

AP confirms 5 previously unreported Myanmar mass graves

Feb 1, 2018

AP EXCLUSIVE: Newly reported mass graves and the details of a massacre in a Myanmar village suggests more graves exist with more civilian victims of what has been called genocide of Rohingya Muslims

Indonesian president in Bangladesh to discuss Rohingya

Jan 28, 2018

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is in Bangladesh to discuss bilateral issues and visit sprawling refugee camps for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar.

Philippine leader tells Suu Kyi to ignore rights criticism

Jan 27, 2018

The Philippine president says he pities Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for being in the storm of international criticism over her handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis.

UN says 30 African migrants drowned off Yemen's coast

Jan 26, 2018

UN says at least 30 African migrants, refugees drowned after their boat capsized off Yemen this week

UN official says not safe yet for Rohingya return to Myanmar

Jan 25, 2018

A senior U.N. official says attacks on Rohingya Muslims appear to be continuing in Myanmar and it is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning home

Refugees more than once, Rohingya fear return to Myanmar

Jan 25, 2018

Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar say they've returned home before, only to be forced out again, and they don't believe they will be safe or get back their land and homes if they return once more

Militants attack Afghan offices of children's NGO, killing 4

Jan 24, 2018

Militants storm offices of Save the Children in eastern Afghanistan, killing 4 people; IS claims attack

AP PHOTOS: The struggles of Rohingya in camps, fearing home

Jan 24, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Photographer Manish Swarup has been capturing imagery of the struggles of Rohingya Muslims living in sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh and fearful of returning home to Myanmar

Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar delayed

Jan 22, 2018

The repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh has been delayed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official says

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