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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Rohingya camps 'deplorable': UN envoy A senior UN official has warned of a growing polarisation between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims are deplorable ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, with 62 missing

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, with 62 missing A boat carrying 70 ethnic minority Muslim Rohingya capsized on Sunday off the western coast of Myanmar, an aid ... The exodus usually kicks off in November, when seas begin to calm. As many as 1,500 people have fled in the last week, Dan McNorton, a spokesman for the UN High commission for Refugees, said ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Thousands of Rohingya refugees in Myanmar in path of cyclone

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Cyclone Mahasen threatens to smash into region where thousands are in temporary shelters Rohingya refugees may bear brunt of severe storm Myanmar started moving people into emergency shelters as a cyclone threatened to batter a violence-wracked region home to tens of thousands of internal refugees. About 140,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    NGOs in dilemma over rescuing North Korean refugees

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to a rebel camp northeast of Tachilek, a town along the border between Myanmar and Thailand, over the past nine years, Pastor Kim Hee-tae said. The refugees were caught while attempting to travel ... production, according to UN data. Since the end of the Korean war in 1953, some 25,000 North Korean refugees have escaped and settled in the South. Most begin their journey by crossing into China, ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rights groups call for shelter for Rohingya refugees

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur Following the sinking of a boat that left 124 missing, refugee agencies urge Southeast Asian nations to open their doors to fleeing minority Region urged to take in Rohingya Refugee agencies are pleading with Myanmar's neighbours to accept ethnic Rohingya fleeing communal fighting in the country's west, after a boat carrying ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Fragile calm in Rakhine after homes set ablaze

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... A tense calm returned to Myanmar's western state of Rakhine yesterday after rioters set four houses ablaze, the latest violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims, officials said. The alleged rape of an 18-year-old woman by a motorcycle taxi driv ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    With pond the only water supply in village near Yangon, Myanmar's boom is uneven

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AP

    ... will eventually reach Dala. But for now, said Ko Ko, one of the villagers waiting his turn, "We are like water-shortage refugees." ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's census at risk amid fresh unrest in ethnic powderkeg Rakhine

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:29pm by GDN

    ... recognised in the head count that in recent days the outflow of Rohingya refugees has slowed to a trickle. At one of the largest Rohingya displacement camps, a group of educated men who were once ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Reunited 'God's Army' twins in search of a normal life

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:55am by AP

    ... accomplishment may be that both are still alive. Luther lives in Sweden. Johnny remains at an unofficial refugee camp inside Thailand, not far from where the brothers were sent after they surrendered ... eventually settled down to work as a rice farmer but returned less than a year ago to the refugee camp in Thailand where he had stayed with Luther. Before departing Thailand last month, Luther tried ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Cyclone Mahasen triggers mass evacuations in Bangladesh, Myanmar

    Posted May 15th 2013, 05:28pm by AFP

    ... the worst of a tidal surge and heavy rains. Cox’s Bazaar, a long strip of coastline, is home to ramshackle camps housing Rohingya Muslim refugees. Local officials said 113 medical teams had been ... magistrate in charge of a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazaar, said. “We have been using loudspeakers to alert both documented and undocumented Rohingya refugees of the dangers of the cyclone. ...




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