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Posts Tagged ‘Rakhine State’ (49 found)


Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today calls on the Rakhine (Arakhan) State Government, Burma, to halt plans to demolish more than 3,000 buildings associated with the Rohingya population on the pretext that they have been built illegally. This includes 12 mosques and 35 madrasas in the Muslim-majority townships of Maungdaw and Buthidaung […]

September 27, 2016  •  By Christian Wolidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤


We, the undersigned organizations, strongly condemned the Arakan (Rakhine) State government’s plans to demolish more than 3000 Rohingyas’ buildings, including 12 mosques and 35 madrasas, in the townships of Maungdaw and Buthidaung, under the pretext of illegal construction […]

September 23, 2016  •  By 11 Rohingya Organizations  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NGOs’ Open Letter to Barack Obama regarding Sanctions on Burma

We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our concern regarding the recent report by Human Rights Watch that reveals that the U.S. government “plans to announce the lifting of key sanctions during Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Washington, DC,” beginning on September 13.1 Despite the marked democratic progress and peacebuilding activities that have taken place in Burma since last November’s election—which we applaud—there remain a number of pressing issues threatening the stability of the country and its most vulnerable people […]

September 12, 2016  •  By 44 Worldwide Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Human Right Network alarmed by reductions in food rations to IDP camps in Rakhine State, Myanmar

“The Burma Human Rights Network has documented a reduction in food rations that can only lead to starvation and death. We are appalled by the current state of affairs and call upon the international community and UN agencies to review cuts to food” stated Kyaw Win of BHRN […]

September 7, 2016  •  By Burma Human Rights Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Investigate death and alleged rape of Rohingya woman

The Myanmar authorities must ensure a prompt, independent, impartial and effective investigation into the death and alleged rape of a Rohingya woman […]

August 30, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UK welcomes announcement of Kofi Annan Commission

Asia Minister Alok Sharma has welcomed the announcement that Kofi Annan will lead a new commission into the treatment of the Rohingya community in Rakhine state, Burma […]

August 25, 2016  •  By British Embassy Rangoon  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Kofi Annan-led Commission on Rakhine State a Welcomed Move

(Yangon, August 24, 2016)—The Government of Myanmar announced yesterday the establishment of a nine-member advisory commission chaired by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to address the situation in Rakhine State […]

August 24, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Arakan Rohingya Union Welcomes the Establishment of the Advisory Commission on Arakan/Rakhine State by the Government of Burma

The Office of the State Counsellor of the Government of Myanmar announced that the Government of Burma is committed to finding lasting solutions to the complex and delicate issues, and will establish an Advisory Commission in Arakan/Rakhine State. A Memorandum of Understanding is reportedly to be signed between the Ministry of Office of the State-Counsellor and the Kofi Annan Foundation […]

August 24, 2016  •  By Arakan Rohingya Union  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Urgent Humanitarian Assistance in Rakhine State

The European Rohingya Council (ERC) urge all humanitarian NGOs and UN agencies to mobilize the emergency humanitarian aids such as emergency medical care, food supplies and emergency shelter for the victims of flood in Myanmar’s Western Rakhine state […]

July 10, 2016  •  By Europen Rohingya Council  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Committee to Review Myanmar’s Record on Women’s Rights

GENEVA (30 June 2016) – Myanmar’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on 7 July. Myanmar has ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and so is reviewed regularly by the Committee on how it is implementing the Convention […]

June 30, 2016  •  By UN Human Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤