The Myanmar military’s years-long campaign against the Rohingya Muslims left hundreds of villages a smoldering pile of debris. Warpait village, Rakhine State, Oct.14, 2016.
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The International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to protect its Rohingya minority and preserve any evidence relevant to the genocide charges against it. But compliance is not guaranteed.
Relatives light candles for victims who died during a bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on April 22, 2019.
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Violence against religious minorities around the world prompted the United Nations to mark a day for the victims in 2019. Here is a roundup of some key events around the world.
A narrow river divides Myanmar from Bangladesh, where nearly 1 million now live as refugees.
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Dozens of Muslim-majority countries are asking the UN's International Criminal Court to investigate and prosecute a 2017 massacre in Myanmar that killed an estimated 10,000 Rohingya Muslims.
A Rohingya refugee girl sells vegetables in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Access to education is extremely limited in the camps, and most children — particularly girls — receive little to no formal education, Aug. 28, 2018.
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An estimated 500,000 Rohingya children, refugees from Myanmar, are growing up in Bangladesh in overcrowded camps with no access to formal education.
A Rohingya boy looks out from trucks carrying detained Rohingya Muslims who fled by boat from Rakhine State in KyaukTan township, about 100 kilometres from Yangon, Myanmar, in November 2018. The group had unsuccessfully tried to sail to Malaysia.
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Equipped with rights, knowledge and skills, the global Rohingya diaspora is poised to be influential against the genocidal regime that seeks to erase their people.
A Rohingya refugee mother protects herself and child with an umbrella carrying the logos of several European aid organisations.
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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been stuck in makeshift camps for years. They are now being targeted by criminal gangs, alongside public health and well-being issues.
In Myanmar, gender inequality is fed by a deeply held concept called ‘hpon,’ which considers men to be spiritually and morally better than women.
In Myanmar, spousal abuse is legal and stigma stop most women from reporting sexual violence. A bill championed by feminists but long stalled in Parliament may soon give women their basic rights.
Residents stand near rescued Rohingya men after they were brought ashore by local fishermen in Kuala Idi, Aceh province, Indonesia on Dec. 4, 2018. A wooden boat carrying the hungry and weak Rohingya Muslims, forced to flee Myanmar and Bangladesh, was found adrift.
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The UN's Genocide Convention turns 70 this month. It's time for the world to reaffirm its commitment to the international law and show the moral courage of our convictions.
Rohingya Muslim people who fled Myanmar wait for their turn to collect food aid near Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh.
One of the most pressing issues in the region that Indonesia must deal with as a new UN Security Council non-permanent member is the Rohingya crisis.
Canadian troops arrive to a UN base in Gao, Mali, on in June 2018, amid an insurgency by jihadist and ethnic rebel groups. Canada has yet to impose sanctions on the African country because it lacks names to target for asset freezes and other measures.
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The federal government has set aside $22.2 million to develop and co-ordinate sanctions while educating Canadians about their obligations. Where to start is the first question.
Medicins san Frontieres estimates that so far, over 13,000 Rohingya Muslims have died in the conflict.
A new report recommends the UN Security Council refer members of the Myanmar military – and potentially some Rohingya forces – to the International Criminal Court.
One of the world's worst refugee crises is still unfolding, and conditions on the ground have barely improved.
A Rohingya Muslim child kisses his mother after they fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in September 2017. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their country for places like Malaysia and Thailand, where a UN agency assesses their refugee claims. But can the UNHCR unwittingly cause countries to neglect investigating war crimes?
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees assesses the refugee claims of millions of people worldwide. It needs to be more open about what it discovers and how it makes decisions.
Aung San Suu Kyi has lost much of her goodwill since the 2017 Rohingya crisis.
When Aung San Suu Kyi led her party to victory in 2015, many hoped Myanmar's worst days were behind them. But the government's complicity in the Rohingya crisis has tarnished her reputation.
What is the future of Rohingya refugees?
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The way Bangladesh has taken in Rohingyas stands in stark contrast to Europe, which faced an influx of Syrian refugees in similar numbers. I saw how refugee camps were being run in an efficient manner.
Rohingya Muslim women who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh stretch their arms out to collect aid distributed by relief agencies in this September 2017 photo. A campaign of killings, rape and arson attacks by security forces and Buddhist-aligned mobs have sent more than 850,000 of the country’s 1.3 million Rohingya fleeing.
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Facebook is unwittingly helping fuel a genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Does Cuba’s internet model provide lessons to manage social media amid political chaos?
A Rohingya refugee boy at a camp in Bangladesh in November 2017.
Foreign MPs can strengthen the message that violence towards the Rohingya has consequences for Myanmar's future relations with European countries.
A deal done: the foreign minister of Bangladesh, Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali, visits Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Refugees' rights are protected by international law. Why are the Rohingya being returned home?
Rohingya wait for humanitarian aid in the sprawling refugee camp on October 6, 2017 at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
As more than 800,000 Rohingya have now fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, a large-scale humanitarian crisis has unfolded. But what is the most productive way Australia can help?
A military crackdown has led to staggering 600,000 people fleeing Myanmar on foot since late August.
Interviews undertaken in refugee camps on the Bangladesh/Myanmar border paint a grim picture that explains why so many Rohingya fled Myanmar so quickly.