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Heartbreaking stories of atrocity are coming out of Myanmar — here's what Rohingya refugees say is happening on the ground

Thousands of Rohingya have fled ethnic cleansing in Myanmar to Bangladesh. Many of the stories are horrifying and heartbreaking. The persecution of Rohingya Muslims dates back to the end of World War II. Stories of rape, murder, andShow More Summary

Myanmar has failed to protect Rohingya from atrocities: UN

Myanmar's government has failed to meet its international obligations and protect Rohingya Muslims from the atrocities taking place in Rakhine state, two UN special advisers said Wednesday. The statement from the UN special adviser on...Show More Summary

U.S. says holds Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar's military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority.

As Rohingya refugees continue to flee from persecution, here’s how you can help

More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes since August to escape systematic violence at the hands of government soldiers in Myanmar. Here's how you can help. Continue reading ? The post As Rohingya refugees continue to flee from persecution, here’s how you can help appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.N. says still determining if Myanmar crisis is genocide

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations has yet to decide if violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar constitutes genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Wednesday.

Tillerson: ‘Heartbreaking’ reports of suffering in Myanmar

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is condemning reported atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, and he says those responsible — perhaps the country's military — will be held accountable. Continue reading ? The post Tillerson: ‘Heartbreaking’ reports of suffering in Myanmar appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

In photos: After harrowing escape from Burma, Rohingya face desperation in Bangladesh

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Since Aug. 25, more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled a scorched-earth military campaign in Burma, often making a dangerous sea voyage to neighboring Bangladesh. There, they now live in vast, spontaneously built tent cities. These photos by Getty Images photographer Kevin Frayer capture their harrowing journey.   Hatred toward the Rohingya minority […]

Amnesty says hundreds killed in campaign against Rohingyas

Amnesty International calls for arms embargo on Myanmar, criminal prosecutions as thousands of Muslim minorities flee violence

No progress on aid, refugee return in UN-Myanmar talks

A senior UN official on Tuesday returned empty-handed from five days of talks in Myanmar where he appealed for the safe return of Muslim Rohingyas sheltering in Bangladesh and access for aid workers. Jeffrey Feltman, the UN under-secretary-general...Show More Summary

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded … Click to Continue »

Bangladesh steps up security at India border over Rohingya fears

Bangladesh has tightened security along its western border with India amid concern that hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees could be pushed into its territory, officials said Sunday. Patrols have been stepped up along the frontier with...Show More Summary

Exposures: The Rohingya Who Made It to Chicago

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Muslims persecuted in Myanmar find a haven in Rogers Park.

Myanmar army probing alleged Rakhine atrocities

Myanmar's military has said it is investigating its operations in violence-wracked Rakhine state, where the United Nations has accused troops of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. In the last seven weeks, more...Show More Summary

Former UN chief Annan says Rohingya must return to Myanmar

Former UN chief Kofi Annan urged the Security Council on Friday to push for the return to Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohyingas who have been driven out in an army campaign. Annan, who led an advisory commission to the...Show More Summary

Ex-UN chief Annan: Get Myanmar refugees home, not to camps

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging Myanmar to make sure Rohingya Muslim refugees can return to their homes, not to camps. Annan said at U.N. headquarters Friday that Myanmar's … Click to Continue »

Rohingya attempt to swim across river to Bangladesh

More Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar streamed toward the border on Thursday and Friday, despite government assurances that it was stopping the massive exodus of refugees to Bangladesh. A video shows dozens of Rohingya attempting to swim across the currents of a muddy river in northern Rakhine state of Myanmar, from where it is [...]

Myanmar army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya Muslims

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, many saying they witnessed killings, rape and arson by troops.

India's top court delays ruling on Rohingya deportation

An attorney says India's Supreme Court has postponed a decision on whether the government can evict about 40,000 Rohingya Muslims who have taken refuge in the country. Prashant Bhushan said … Click to Continue »

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