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- Rohingya Refugees Reject Bangladesh Plan to Move to Remote Island VOA 27 Jul 2018 -- Rohingya refugees say they will not accept a plan proposed by Bangladesh to relocate to a remote island, for fear it is unsafe.
- Myanmar Legacy of Land Confiscations by Military Persists VOA 26 Jul 2018 -- Almost 20 years ago, Thein Win had four hectares of his land seized by the military in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady Delta, an area that once exported so much paddy around the world it was referred to as the "rice bowl" of Asia.
- UN Security Council urges Myanmar to facilitate safe return of Rohingya Press TV 24 Jul 2018 -- The United Nations Security Council has called on Myanmar to create the right conditions for the safe return of tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees to their home country from neighboring Bangladesh.
- Experts say Myanmar violated UN child rights convention in Rohingya crackdown Press TV 21 Jul 2018 -- International legal experts say Myanmar has violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention as the unprecedented crackdown mounted by the government of the Southeast Asian nation against the minority Rohingya Muslims has led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the persecuted community.
- Rohingya Muslims subjected to systematic massacre, rape in Myanmar: Rights group Press TV 21 Jul 2018 -- An international group of medical experts says evidence collected from Rohingya Muslims' accounts proves that the highly-persecuted minority is subjected to systematic massacre and rape in Myanmar.
- Physicians Call for Crimes Against Humanity Investigation in Myanmar VOA 21 Jul 2018 -- A physicians group working with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh says medical and scientific evidence indicates the extent of the violence they suffered at the hands of the Myanmar military and civilians.
- Rohingya Muslims report more violence in Myanmar: UN investigators Press TV 19 Jul 2018 -- Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh say violence persists against them in Myanmar and the overall environment remains "menacing" for the Muslim minority in the country's western state of Rakhine.
- Myanmar's army planned out Rohingya genocide: Rights group Press TV 19 Jul 2018 -- A human rights group says Myanmar's army had made "systematic preparations" for "genocide" against Rohingya Muslims in the country's western state of Rakhine, before Myanmar's security posts came under alleged militant attacks in August 2017.
- Human Rights Watch urges Myanmar to address illegal land confiscations Press TV 17 Jul 2018 -- Human Rights Watch has called on authorities in Myanmar to compensate for illegally confiscated land and reform laws to protect farmers.
- The world 'must rally’ to support one million Rohingya refugees, UN Migration chief says UN News 17 Jul 2018 -- A failure to remain focused on the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh "would have tragic outcomes" for the nearly one million children, women and men living in Cox’s Bazar, said William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), on Tuesday.
- Rohingya cannot become 'forgotten victims,' says UN chief urging world to step up support UN News 11 Jul 2018 -- Painting a grim picture of villages being burned to the ground and other "bone-chilling" accounts he heard from Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar, the UN chief has called on the world to answer their calls for help with real action.
- UN voices doubts over Rohingyas return to Myanmar Press TV 09 Jul 2018 -- The UN has voiced its doubts about the Rohingyas' return to Myanmar over the continued systematic violence targeting the Muslim minority.
- New identity cards deliver recognition and protection for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh UN News 06 Jul 2018 -- Rohingya refugees sheltering in Bangladesh will soon have credit card-sized plastic IDs – many possessing, for the first time ever, an individual identity document – providing another level of protection, according to the United Nations refugee agency.
- Refugees Criticize UN-Myanmar Repatriation Deal VOA 05 Jul 2018 -- Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh amid a brutal army crackdown last year are criticizing a repatriation agreement between the Myanmar government and two U.N. agencies, following the leak of a draft of the deal online last week.
- UN: 11,432 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar in 2018 Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- At least 11,432 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh so far in 2018, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says.
- Zeid calls for ICC probe into Myanmar Rohingya crisis UN News 04 Jul 2018 -- Myanmar should "have some shame" after attempting to convince the world that it is willing to take back hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled an "ethnic cleansing campaign" last year, given that "not a single" one has returned officially, the United Nations human rights chief warned on Wednesday.
- Thousands of Rohingya Continue to Flee Violence in Myanmar VOA 04 Jul 2018 -- U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein reports thousands of Rohingya refugees continue to flee violence and persecution in Myanmar. Speaking Wednesday before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, he presented a grim assessment of the situation of the Muslim minority in the country's Rakhine state.
- UN chief applauds Bangladesh for 'opening borders' to Rohingya refugees in need UN News 01 Jul 2018 -- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has applauded Bangladesh for giving a safe haven to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees driven from their homes in Myanmar by systematic and widespread violence.
- UN chief hears 'unimaginable' accounts from Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh Press TV 02 Jul 2018 -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he heard "unimaginable" accounts of atrocities as he paid a visit to the Bangladeshi camps sheltering Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled a state-sponsored ethnic cleansing campaign at home in Myanmar.
- UN chief hears 'heartbreaking accounts' of suffering from Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; urges international community to 'step up support' UN News 02 Jul 2018 -- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh on Monday, declaring that "nothing could have prepared me for the scale of the crisis and extent of suffering" he witnessed there.
- Myanmar still unsafe for return of Rohingya: Red Cross Press TV 01 Jul 2018 -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is not yet safe for thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning to their homeland of Rakhine state in Myanmar.
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