As Bangladesh and Myanmar prepare to repatriate hundreds of thousands of refugees, the cross-border trafficking of drugs and people is putting their plans at risk.
The latest refugees say army operations are continuing in Rakhine State, raising doubts about plans to send back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya.
State-run media reported that Hla Po Khaung in northern Rakhine State will host a temporary transition camp for people accepted for repatriation.
Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu claims that Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army militants are a continuing threat in the restive state.
The EU and representatives of Muslim nations renewed calls for a broader international investigation into violence in the western state of Rakhine.
U Aung Min said local authorities were ready to start vetting applications from the refugees in Bangladesh who fled Rakhine State after the outbreak of violence there in late Augus
The group says it has no choice but to fight what it calls “state-sponsored terrorism” against the Rohingya.
Former Thai foreign minister Surakiart expresses concern for detained Reuters reporters.
The ICG warns that the crisis has reached a “dangerous new phase,” threatening Myanmar, Bangladesh and the region.
China and Russia have failed to back some UN moves that aim to halt the Myanmar military’s crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine State.
Yanghee Lee has Myanmar’s interests at heart; if she is wrong, let the govt present the facts to the UN.
Local authorities try to identify bodies; Maungdaw resident claims reporters passed pictures of the killings to UN
Medecins Sans Frontieres says the first major survey on the scale of mortality was the ‘clearest indication yet of the widespread violence.’
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the journalists were likely arrested for their reporting on the ‘human tragedy’ in Rakhine State and called for their release.
Anticipating the return of Rohingya refugees, a new group in Rakhine State is bringing in Buddhists to dilute the Muslim population and restore what it says are historic norms.