Ahead of the trip, Hunt said Britain would increase its support to gather evidence for Rohingya victims who suffered sexual violence at the hands of the military in Rakhine State.
The upper house legislator of Ramree constituency had her call to discuss the controversial ID cards in parliament rejected.
Police in Cox’s Bazar district stated in an internal report that NGOs and UN agencies were discouraging Rohingya Muslim refugees from being repatriated to Myanmar.
Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said the Rohingya would stay in refugee camps until they return to Myanmar or are resettled in other countries.
Immigration Dept. denies secretly issuing cards to non-Kaman; ethnic leaders warn of return to communal conflict if issue not resolved.
The teams have started the first round of assessments identifying potential quick-impact projects that would rebuild trust and social cohesion among communities in Rakhine.
A panel discussion on a UN fact-finding report scheduled to be held at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand in Bangkok was shut down by Thai authorities on Monday.
The UN's human rights chief called for a new quasi-judicial body to collect evidence with a view to prosecution of crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar including murder and torture.
ICRC failing to provide humanitarian assistance to non-Muslim minorities in Rakhine, protesters say.
The Myanmar govt said repatriation of some 3,000 Rohingya refugees would begin in hopes of alleviating international pressure.
There is little evidence that the government was involved, but the damage to the democratic transition has been done.
Three images in the book, published in July by the army's dept of public relations and psychological warfare, have been misrepresented as archival pictures from Rakhine State.
The Irrawaddy talks with journalist and Myanmar expert Bertil Lintner about the possible consequences of a harsh UN report on the country and the military.
Local media has reported restrictions on NGOs working in Rohingya camps, but aid workers say they have received no official instructions or explanations.
A Bangladeshi official said the UN has joined a committee deciding whether a flood-prone island the government wants to relocate some of the refugees to is fit for purpose.