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August 2018 - Myanmar News
- UN hints Myanmar leader complicit in Rohingya genocide Press TV 30 Aug 2018 -- The United Nations (UN)'s top human rights official says Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned last year over a state-sponsored campaign of terror against Rohingya Muslims in the country's northwestern state of Rakhine.
- Despite mountain of evidence, Myanmar denies genocide Press TV 29 Aug 2018 -- Myanmar has blatantly rejected the findings of a United Nations (UN) investigation that holds the country's military responsible for committing genocide against its minority Rohingya Muslim population.
- Myanmar Authorities Reject UN Findings on Rohingya Abuses - Reports Sputnik 29 Aug 2018 -- A spokesman for Myanmar Government Zaw Htay rejected the findings of a UN FFM's (the UN Fact-Finding Mission) probe alleging genocide by Myanmar's military in the Rakhine state, AFP reported, citing local media outlet.
- Myanmar Rejects UN Report on Rohingya Crisis VOA 29 Aug 2018 -- Myanmar is rejecting the findings of a special United Nations investigative panel accusing the military of genocide and other human rights abuses during last year's crackdown against the minority Rohingya Muslims.
- UN chief calls for Security Council to work with Myanmar to end 'horrendous suffering' of Rohingya refugees UN News 28 Aug 2018 -- Despite the efforts made by the United Nations over the past year to help create safeguards for all communities in Myanmar's Rakhine state, it is clear that conditions are still not suitable for the safe, voluntary, and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees to their home, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday.
- UN chief says Myanmar genocide report deserves deep consideration Press TV 28 Aug 2018 -- The UN Secretary General has voiced deep concerns after a UN report showed that Myanmar's military engaged in mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with "genocidal intent."
- Guterres: Myanmar's Quest for Justice Must Comply with International Law Sputnik 28 Aug 2018 -- United Nations member states should partner with Myanmar to ensure that its efforts to bring perpetrators of human rights abuses to justice comply with international law, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said during a Security Council meeting on Tuesday.
- Myanmar Generals Should Be Prosecuted for 'Genocide' Against Rohingya - UN Sputnik 28 Aug 2018 -- The report comes on the heels of months of investigations by UN personnel, who allege a system-atic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" against Myanmar's largest minority group.
- US: Myanmar Military Responsible for Atrocities Against Rohingya VOA 28 Aug 2018 -- A year after the mass exodus of minority Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, the U.S. State Department has gathered information from survivors that substantiates accusations that the Myanmar military and security forces perpetrated atrocious human rights violations.
- UN: Myanmar military killed, raped Rohingya Muslims with 'genocidal intent' Press TV 27 Aug 2018 -- A UN fact-finding mission says Myanmar's military has carried out a series of "shocking" rights violations against Rohingya Muslims, including mass killings and gang rapes, adding the country's commander-in-chief and other generals should stand trial for "genocide" and war crimes against the minority group.
- Myanmar military leaders must face genocide charges - UN report UN News 27 Aug 2018 -- Top military commanders in Myanmar should be investigated and prosecuted for the "gravest" crimes against civilians under international law, including genocide, United Nations-appointed investigators said on Monday.
- UN Report Accuses Myanmar's Top Generals of Genocide VOA 27 Aug 2018 -- A U.N. fact-finding mission is calling for Myanmar's senior leaders to be referred to the International Criminal Court to be investigated and prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority in northern Rakhine state and, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Kachin and Shan states.
- UN Special Panel Accuses Myanmar of 'Genocidal Intent' in 2017 Rohingya Crackdown VOA 27 Aug 2018 -- A special United Nations investigative panel has accused Myanmar's military of carrying out numerous atrocities during last year's crackdown against the Rohingya Muslims "with genocidal intent" and is calling for an international probe and prosecution of its top generals.
- Rohingya emergency one year on: UN says thousands of lives saved, but challenges remain UN News 24 Aug 2018 -- Significant progress has been made in protecting hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in the 12 months since they fled violence in Myanmar, but lives "will once again be at risk" if funding is not urgently secured, UN officials said on Friday.
- UNICEF warns of 'lost generation' of Rohingya youth, one year after Myanmar exodus UN News 22 Aug 2018 -- The refugee crisis in Bangladesh sparked by the mass exodus of people from Myanmar almost a year ago risks creating a "lost generation" of Rohingya children who lack the life skills they will need in future, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.
- UNICEF warns of 'lost generation' of Rohingya children Press TV 23 Aug 2018 -- The United Nations says hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim children lack proper education both in Myanmar and border camps in Bangladesh, warning that the Myanmarese kids could become "a lost generation."
- UN: Rohingya Refugee Children Denied Education Face Bleak Future VOA 23 Aug 2018 -- One year after violence and persecution in Myanmar forced the mass exodus of Rohingya refugees, the U.N. Children's Fund warns of a lost generation of children in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, because they are being denied the education they need to carve out a viable future. The warning comes as UNICEF announced the launch of a study "Futures in the Balance: Building Hope for a Generation of Rohingya Children."
- Myanmar's Suu Kyi strikes cold note on ousted Muslims Press TV 21 Aug 2018 -- Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi says Bangladesh is responsible for the start of the repatriation process of the Rohingya Muslims who have fled state-sponsored violence in Myanmar – and who are awaiting safety guarantees to return – warning that the risk of "inter-communal violence" remains once the minority Muslims do return.
- US sanctions Myanmar military over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing' Press TV 18 Aug 2018 -- The United States has imposed sanctions against four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units responsible for the atrocities against minority Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhist-majority country.
- Treasury Sanctions Commanders and Units of the Burmese Security Forces for Serious Human Rights Abuses US Treasury 17 Aug 2018 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned four Burmese military and Border Guard Police (BGP) commanders and two Burmese military units for their involvement in ethnic cleansing in Burma's Rakhine State and other widespread human rights abuses in Burma's Kachin and Shan States.
- As Myanmar Launches New Rakhine Commission, Criticism Continues VOA 09 Aug 2018 -- The most recent commission formed by the Myanmar government to try and bring a solution to the issues in Rakhine State has come under criticism from international and domestic actors, highlighting the complexity of dealing with challenges in the beleaguered state.
- UN calls on Myanmar to improve conditions for Rohingya repatriation Press TV 08 Aug 2018 -- The United Nations has urged Myanmar to improve conditions in Rakhine to pave the way for the safe return of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in the western state into Bangladesh, and to ensure clear procedures to grant citizenship to those eligible.
- UN Calls on Myanmar to Improve Conditions for Safe Return of Rohingyas VOA 08 Aug 2018 -- The United Nations is calling on Myanmar to live up to an agreement that would give the world body full access to northern Rakhine state, the scene of last year's brutal military crackdown on the region's Rohingya Muslims.
- Bangladesh: Head of UN refugee agency calls on Asia-Pacific leaders to show 'solidarity' with Rohingya refugees UN News 07 Aug 2018 -- The Head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, on Tuesday urged government representatives and business leaders from the Asia-Pacific region to offer more support and protection for over 700,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled violence and discrimination in Myanmar's Rakhine State over the past year.
- Relocate Rohingya refugees to safer grounds: HRW to Bangladesh Press TV 06 Aug 2018 -- Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned against the threat of natural disasters facing the Rohingya Muslim refugees living in an overcrowded mega camp in Bangladesh's border region near Myanmar, calling on Dhaka to relocate the hapless refugees to safer places.
- HRW Opposes Plan to Move Rohingyas to Uninhabited Island VOA 06 Aug 2018 -- A human rights group is urging Bangladesh to reconsider its plans to move Rohingya refugees to a small, uninhabited island.
- Myanmar roundly shamed over human rights inquiry panel Press TV 01 Aug 2018 -- Various human rights activists and observers have roundly denounced Myanmar's decision to appoint a commission of inquiry into widespread human rights abuses perpetrated with the state's own backing and with the military's direct participation against the Rohingya Muslim community.
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