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UN launches 2019 Joint Response Plan for Rohingya humanitarian crisis

UN launches 2019 Joint Response Plan for Rohingya humanitarian crisis

The United Nations aid agencies and NGO partners launched the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis.

UN seeks $920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

UN seeks $920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations on Friday called for $920 million in aid for around a million Rohingya taking shelter in Bangladesh after bloodshed in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

Thirty Rohingya refugees rescued from traffickers in Bangladesh

Thirty Rohingya refugees rescued from traffickers in Bangladesh

Thirty Rohingya refugees were rescued from being trafficked to Malaysia in two separate incidents on Thursday night and Friday morning in the city of Cox's Bazar, officials said on Friday.

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh ahead of funding appeal

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh ahead of funding appeal

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie on Monday visited the world's largest refugee settlement, home to nearly one million Rohingya Muslims, in a bid to put their plight back in the headlines ahead of a United Nations $920 million funding appeal.

Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for Rohingya "genocide": UN

Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for Rohingya "genocide": UN

Myanmar's army chief should be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, a UN human rights investigator said, adding that holding perpetrators to account for crimes was necessary before refugees who fled the country could return.

Rohingya migrant boat lands in Indonesia: official

Rohingya migrant boat lands in Indonesia: official

A boat carrying 20 men believed to be Rohingya migrants landed in Indonesia Tuesday, authorities said, the latest group of the vulnerable Myanmar minority to reach the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.

Bangladesh must halt plans to return Rohingya to Myanmar: UN

Bangladesh must halt plans to return Rohingya to Myanmar: UN

The UN rights chief on Tuesday urged Bangladesh to halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, amid reports of continued violations against the minority.

Myanmar may lose EU trade privileges over Rohingya abuse

Myanmar may lose EU trade privileges over Rohingya abuse

The European Union warned Mynamar on Friday it could lose trade privileges over its "blatant violation of human rights", as the international backlash over the Rohingya crisis grows.

US urges Myanmar to hold security forces accountable in Rohingya crackdown

US urges Myanmar to hold security forces accountable in Rohingya crackdown

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Myanmar's government to take concrete steps to investigate human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims and hold accountable members of its security forces and others for any involvement in those actions, a State Department official said on Friday.

US announces $185mn aid boost to Myanmar's Rohingya

US announces $185mn aid boost to Myanmar's Rohingya

The United States announced a 185-million-dollar boost in aid to Rohingya refugees late Monday.

Myanmar media, activists condemn conviction of Reuters reporters

Myanmar media, activists condemn conviction of Reuters reporters

Several Myanmar news outlets and dozens of civil society groups denounced the jailing of two Reuters reporters for seven years under the Official Secrets Act, and said their conviction was an assault on the right to freedom of information.

Myanmar judge jails Reuters reporters for seven years in landmark secrets case

Myanmar judge jails Reuters reporters for seven years in landmark secrets case

A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and sentenced them to seven years in prison, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country.