Myanmar’s Forgotten War Against The Kachin Minority

In recent months there has been renewed, escalating warfare in Kachin, Myanmar’s northernmost state. Since April, more than 6800 villagers have been forced to flee the battle between government military forces and the ethnic Kachin rebels, known as the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). The Myanmar armed forces have been complicit […]

OIC To Assume ‘Stronger Role’ In Rohingya Crisis

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed regret for not “responding immediately” to the Rohingya Crisis, along with vowing to take a “strong” role in dealing with the situation in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The OIC has also said it will create a committee on accountability for crimes against Rohingya. […]

Conflict Intensifies In Kachin, North Myanmar

According to the United Nations, there have been some 4,000 people leaving their homes since early April this year, as a long-simmering conflict intensifies between government troops and the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO). The conflict has killed hundreds of people already and left more than 100,000 civilians displaced. The military […]

Myanmar Conflict: New Developments Arise Between The Rebels And State Within The Kachin Province Of Northern Myanmar

This week, the BBC news organization published reports regarding new developments of a conflict in Myanmar and specifically, the documented fleeing of 4,000 people from the Kachin region since the beginning of April, as stated by reports published by the UN organization. In accordance to the BBC organization, these refugees […]

Devastating Malnutrition Cripples Rohingya’s Child Refugees Caught In Catastrophic Public Health Crisis

A quarter of Rohingya Muslim children living in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh are suffering from malnutrition, according to a report by the Centre for Disease Control. Around 26,000 Rohingya Muslims live in the camp, where they are faced with shortages of food and water, and poor sanitation causes outbreaks […]

The Decision Of Myanmar To Ban A United Nations Human Rights Investigator From Examining Anti-Rohingya Atrocities

Myanmar has decided to ban a United Nations Human Rights Special Investigator from visiting the nation in the wake of the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority group. Yanghee Lee, the Special Investigator who sought to gain access to the nation, wanted to prepare a report on human rights […]

Human Rights Group Says Myanmar’s Rohingya Repatriation Photo Staged

Rohingya Rights groups expressed grave apprehension after Myanmar’s most recent announcement to “repatriate” the first Rohingya Family, Al Jazeera reported last Sunday. A photograph showing a family of five receiving immigration cards, medical aid, and living quarters from Myanmar officials, has caused some scandal. The image was attached to a […]

ICC Prosecutor Requests Rule On Jurisdiction Over Rohingya Crisis

The International Criminal Court is currently opening a probe into its options with the ongoing Rohingya Crisis. Fatou Bensouda, Gambian lawyer and chief ICC prosecutor, asked the court to make an affirmative decision on whether or not it had jurisdiction of the war crimes and mass deportation occurring in the […]

ICC War Crimes Prosecutor Seeks To Open Rohingya Deportation Probe

The Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, asked judges to rule whether an investigation can be undertaken and if it has the jurisdiction over the deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. The request was made to the International Criminal Court (ICC). On Monday, according to an AFP report, the prosecutor, […]