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UN Warns of Heightened Risk of Atrocities Amid Renewed Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

UN Warns of Heightened Risk of Atrocities Amid Renewed Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk, has expressed deep alarm over a resurgence of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, warning of the potential for further “atrocity crimes” amid heightened inter-communal tensions, TRTWorld reported yesterday. In a statement…
Ongoing Clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Kill 30 Rohingya Civilians

Ongoing Clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Kill 30 Rohingya Civilians

In the latest escalation of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, about 30 members of the Rohingya minority have been killed in clashes between the military junta and ethnic Buddhist insurgents, RFA reported yesterday. Airstrikes by the junta forces targeting the…
Junta Forces Escalate Attacks in Western Myanmar, Killing at Least 15 Civilians

Junta Forces Escalate Attacks in Western Myanmar, Killing at Least 15 Civilians

Myanmar’s junta forces have intensified their assault on ethnic minority insurgents in western Rakhine State, carrying out artillery strikes and airstrikes that have left at least 15 civilians dead and 16 wounded, RFA reported yesterday. The junta’s air force also…
Myanmar Junta Forces Kill 32 Civilians in Deadly Monastery Massacre

Myanmar Junta Forces Kill 32 Civilians in Deadly Monastery Massacre

In one of the deadliest incidents in Myanmar’s ongoing conflict, junta forces reportedly killed 32 civilians hiding in monasteries in Sagaing region on Saturday, RFA reported. According to the news agency, a column of junta troops entered Let Htoke Taw…
Myanmar Junta Airstrikes Kill 16, Including Child, in Attack on Opponents

Myanmar Junta Airstrikes Kill 16, Including Child, in Attack on Opponents

Airstrikes carried out by Myanmar’s military junta have killed at least 16 people, including a child, and injured 25 others in an attack targeting opponents of military rule, RFA reported on Friday. The deadly incident occurred on Thursday morning when…
UN: Myanmar’s Displacement Crisis Reaches Staggering Levels

UN: Myanmar’s Displacement Crisis Reaches Staggering Levels

Myanmar is facing a devastating humanitarian crisis as the number of people displaced by ongoing conflict has now surpassed 3 million, marking a “bleak milestone” for the country, according to an article by Al Jazeera published yesterday citing the United…
Heavy Weapon Attack in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Leaves Two Dead, 15 Injured

Heavy Weapon Attack in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Leaves Two Dead, 15 Injured

On Saturday, a heavy weapons attack in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State resulted in the deaths of two people and left 15 others injured, Xinhua reported yesterday citing the State Administration Council’s Information Team. The attack, carried out by the Arakan…
Another 300 Rohingya forced to join Junta in new round of conscription

Another 300 Rohingya forced to join Junta in new round of conscription

More than 300 Rohingya men from villages near Rakhine state’s capital have been forced to attend mandatory military training by Myanmar’s junta troops over the last few days, RFA reported yesterday. This comes after about 1,000 Rohingya from elsewhere in…
Almost 80 perish in 3 weeks at Myanmar refugee camps: aid workers

Almost 80 perish in 3 weeks at Myanmar refugee camps: aid workers

Nearly 80 people have lost their lives at refugee camps in western Myanmar within three weeks due to poor living conditions, Radio Free Asia reported yesterday quoting displaced people and aid workers. The highest number of fatalities were recorded at…
Myanmar: UN human rights chief sounds alarm amid rising tensions in Rakhine

Myanmar: UN human rights chief sounds alarm amid rising tensions in Rakhine

UN Human Rights Chief has warned of the grave threat posed to the civilian population in Rakhine State due to intensified fighting between the military and the Arakan Army, as well as tensions between the Rohingya and ethnic Rakhine communities.…
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