Kyauktalone camp in Rakhine’s Kyaukphyu houses Rohingya who were displaced following sectarian violence in 2012.
Displaced residents of Lekka Village say the Myanmar military burned down over half of their homes, while the military blames the Arakan Army.
Five civilians, including one Muslim religious scholar, were injured in Rakhine when Myanmar military troops fired artillery into their villages, according to local residents.
The five men said they were exposed to the hot sun and that the soldiers poured hot water on them and forced them to confess to being members of the AA, relatives recalled.
Five civilians in Rakhine State facing terrorism charges were released Thursday due to lack of evidence only to be arrested again for alleged involvement in local bombings.
A Rakhine State government spokesperson says humanitarian groups can build IDP camps if they obtain permission and if the camps are not in a sensitive location.
The Myanmar government says it will ship food to a Chin State town after a World Food Programme aid convoy was attacked by the Arakan Army while trying to reach the area.
Observers and ethnic armed groups say State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s support for the military in the Rakhine conflict damages the peace process.
More civilian deaths in Rakhine State have been blamed on Myanmar’s military, which says it is battling the Arakan Army “terrorist” group.
Coronavirus test samples will be flown from war-torn Rakhine State after a World Health Organization driver was shot dead while transporting samples by road.
The Myanmar military has released 33 out of 39 civilians arrested for suspected ties to the Arakan Army following deadly military shelling in their village.
Myanmar’s president, U Win Myint, has caused outrage by pardoning 25,000 inmates but leaving 58 political prisoners behind bars, despite the threat of COVID-19.
Five civilians have been killed and at least seven injured in what sources say was an attack by Myanmar’s military on Kyauktaw in Rakhine State.
Media and legal sources tell The Irrawaddy why the government is wrong to prosecute journalists for speaking to the Arakan Army.
Residents said five military helicopters bombed two villages, killing two civilians. But Myanmar’s military denies the claims.