Myanmar


4 Million Bengalis in Assam to lose Indian citizenship under NRC

The second draft of the Indian National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published on Monday 30th July, adding further tension to relationships between government officials and Bengali Muslims living in Assam. The NRC included 29 million (2.9 crore) of the 32.9 million (3.29 crore) applicants in Assam, leaving 4 million […]


Human Rights Report Shows Organized Lead Up To Genocide Of Rohingya In Myanmar

A human rights group exposed the systematic nature of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya in Myanmar on July 19, urging the international community to take action. The 162-page report “They Gave Them Long Swords” claims that, contrary to previous reports, Myanmar officials tediously planned acts of genocide and […]


Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh Receive Identity Cards: A Move Towards Recognition And Protection

As part of a joint verification effort by the Bangladesh Government and UNHCR, credit-card sized plastic identity cards are being given to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, an important move towards recognition and protection for the estimated 900,000 who have been forcibly displaced from their home in Myanmar. The exercise began […]


UN Chief Urges International Community To Not Let Rohingya Refugees Become “Forgotten Victims”

“Their horrific experiences defy comprehension, yet they are the reality for nearly one million Rohingya refugees,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres after a visit last week to the largest refugee camp in the world, located in Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar. Since August 2017, nearly one million Rohingya, Myanmar’s largest mainly-Muslim […]


Monsoon Season: The Next Crisis Facing Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar Refugee camps, housing up to one million Rohingya refugees, are at high-risk of flooding and landslides during the imminent monsoon season. Typically between June and September, Bangladesh endures severe cyclonic storms and some of the most intense monsoonal rains across the globe. Once these weather patterns settle […]


A Test For Myanmar’s Free Press: Judge Will Decide Fate Of Two Jailed Journalists

In the midst of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, (see the recent article by Osborne http://theowp.org/new-sound-evidence-of-crimes-against-humanity-in-myanmar/) a landmark decision is scheduled for July the 9th which will highlight the strength or lack thereof of Myanmar’s institutions. Two journalists for Reuters, Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, and Wa Lone, 32 are […]


New Sound Evidence Of Crimes Against Humanity In Myanmar

On the 20th of June, Amnesty International (AI) released the report titled, “We Will Destroy Everything”: Military Responsibility for Crimes against Humanity in Rakhine State, Myanmar. This 189 page report revealed new firsthand evidence of what was labelled the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar of 2017, and took an entire nine months […]