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February 2019 - Myanmar News
- Stateless Rohingya refugee children living in 'untenable situation', UNICEF chief UN News 27 Feb 2019 -- With around half a million in effect, stateless Rohingya refugee children living in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar camp, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) chief stressed on Friday that the international community must address their "untenable situation" and "invest in this generation".
- Concerns Persist About Myanmar Speech Freedoms VOA 25 Feb 2019 -- In the busy streets of Yangon, access to communication appears to be expanding as mobile phone users can be spotted making calls, sending messages and reading news stories from the Internet.
- Hundreds of Thousands of Rohingya Refugees at Risk From Looming Cyclones VOA 19 Feb 2019 -- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warns that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, have little to protect themselves from the ravages of the upcoming cyclone season.
- Myanmar and UN agriculture agency agree framework to improve nutrition and food security UN News 19 Feb 2019 -- The Myanmar Government and the UN's agriculture agency signed on Tuesday a multi-year agreement that will create conditions to help improve nutrition and food security in the south-east Asian country, while safeguarding and sustainably managing the use of natural resources.
- India Deploys Additional Army Units Along Myanmar Border As Threat Escalates Sputnik 18 Feb 2019 -- The Indian government is wary of people – militants and refugees alike - crossing over the border and taking shelter inside the country.
- United States Announces New Humanitarian Assistance at the Launch of the Joint Response Plan for Bangladesh US Dept. of State 15 Feb 2019
- UN and partners appeal for $920 million to meet 'dire needs' of Rohingya refugees UN News 15 Feb 2019 -- With more than 745,000 Rohingya having fled violence in Myanmar to settle in Bangladesh, joining roughly 200,000 others already sheltering there, United Nations aid agencies and partners launched an appeal on Friday to help meet their "dire needs".
- $920M UN Appeal Aims at Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis VOA 15 Feb 2019 -- U.N. aid agencies are seeking $920 million to provide lifesaving aid for more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees who fled violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh.
- Myanmar Charter Change Bid Unlikely to Loosen Military Grip on Power VOA 14 Feb 2019 -- Aung San Suu Kyi is unlikely to win any big changes to Myanmar's military-drafted constitution, despite launching her boldest challenge yet to the generals' entrenched role in politics, analysts have said.
- Bangladesh stops Rohingya refugees en route to Malaysia Press TV 11 Feb 2019 -- Bangladeshi security forces have stopped nearly two dozen Muslim Rohingya refugees from heading to the more prosperous and Muslim-majority Malaysia.
- People Flee Escalating Violence in Myanmar's Rakhine, Southern Chin States VOA 10 Feb 2019 -- The U.N. refugee agency says it is worried by reports of people fleeing escalating violence in Myanmar's southern Chin State and Rakhine State, adding to growing instability in these regions.
- Scale of displacement across Myanmar 'very difficult to gauge', says UN refugee agency UN News 08 Feb 2019 -- Concern over escalating violence in Myanmar's Chin and Rakhine states continues to grow, with civilians reportedly forced to flee both internally, and across the border into Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have already sought shelter.
- Myanmar villagers flee fresh fighting in Rakhine state Press TV 07 Feb 2019 -- Scores of tribal villagers in western Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh in recent days amid fierce fighting between the army and ethnic rebels in the restive Rakhine state.
- Parliamentary bid to democratize Myanmar constitution a 'positive development' says UN rights expert UN News 07 Feb 2019 -- A newly formed parliamentary committee to amend Myanmar's problematic constitution was welcomed as a positive move on Thursday by Yanghee Lee, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country.
- Bangladesh summons Myanmar envoy over new influx of refugees Press TV 06 Feb 2019 -- Bangladesh has summoned Myanmar's ambassador to protest against a new influx of refugees fleeing clashes in the restive Rakhine state.
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