Myanmar Businesses Support Rebuilding Rakhine State- Text + Audio + Pictures - 27 January 2018 "Myanmar’s business leaders are supporting Aung San Suu Kyi’s plan to resettle Rohingya refugees and to rebuild Rakhine State.
Last August, Rohingya militant attacks on the police caused a military response that sent more than 650,000 Rohingya fleeing into Bangladesh."
Bangladesh to Send Rohingya Back to Myanmar- Text + Audio + Pictures - 16 January 2018
"Officials from Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed on a plan to send large numbers of refugees back to Myanmar.
The refugees, Rohingya Muslims, fled to Bangladesh last year to escape a military operation in Rakhine state."
Disease Spreading Among Rohingya at Refugee Camp - Text + Audio+ Pictures - 13 January 2018
"More than 200 mobile vaccination teams have given about 900,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine to the refugees.
However, another contagious bacterial infection, diphtheria, has appeared."
Migrants drown in year's 'first shipwreck' - 7 January 2018
"A dinghy carrying people attempting to reach Europe has sunk off the coast of Libya.
The Italian Coastguard said they rescued 84 people from the partly-submerged dinghy, in international waters about 40 miles from Libya. But several bodies were also recovered."
'I knew I had to get out' of DR Congo - 17 February 2018
"The crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo has produced millions of refugees, more than Syria, Yemen or Iraq.
Last month 20,000 people fled to neighbouring Uganda where many families are still left separated."
DR Congo crisis: On Kasai's hunger road- VIDEO - 12 December 2017
"Fergal Keane reveals the crisis along a road in the Democratic Republic of Congo that threatens hundreds of thousands.
Nearly half a million severely malnourished children are at risk of starvation in the country's Kasai region.
The UN has just declared the crisis in DRC as the highest level of emergency - the same as Yemen, Syria and Iraq."
Myanmar Denies Report of ‘Massacre’ in Rakhine- Text + Audio + Pictures- 8 February 2018
"The AP’s report on February 2 said that members of Myanmar’s security forces had carried out a massacre in the village of Gu Dar Pyin. The incident reportedly took place on August 27."
Winter's Tragic Effects on Syrian Refugees in Lebanon- Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 5 February 2018
"The Lebanese government refuses to make the refugee camps official. It is afraid that letting Syrians become members of Lebanese society could change Lebanon’s political and social balance. So these camps continue to be built without government oversight."
Rohingya refugees on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border – in pictures - 2 February 2018
"Since last August, more than 668,000 Rohingya refugees – about 400,000 of them children – have fled Myanmar for camps over the Bangladesh border.
Their makeshift shelters will be at risk from flooding and landslides in the upcoming cyclone and monsoon season."
Syrian Refugee Baby Gets Life-saving Surgery, Others Wait- Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 March 2018
"Jordan used to help pay for Syrian refugees' medical care. But that was stopped in February. Now, a special committee of doctors reviews hundreds of cases each month and decides which one to help."
'I fear Myanmar, I don't want to go home': Rohingya in Bangladesh – in pictures - 15 March 2018
"Refugees from Myanmar continue to arrive daily at the 20 rapidly expanding camps around Cox’s Bazar.
With makeshift shelters perched precariously on slopes, aid agencies fear land slides could cause a catastrophic loss of life when the cyclone season begins.
Refugees in Balukhali camp speak of their dreams for the future and the horror that drove them to leave."
UN officials point finger at Myanmar for 'crimes under international law'- 13 March 2018
"Human rights rapporteur says evidence about atrocities against Rohingya people must be collected and presented to international criminal court...
Yanghee Lee, the UN human rights rapporteur on Myanmar, says the government must be held accountable for the fate of the Rohingya."
Sick Venezuelans Flee to Colombia as Refugee Crisis Worsens- Text + Audio - 11 March 2018
"As Venezuela's economic crisis worsens, rising numbers of people are fleeing overseas.
Independent groups say as many as 3 million to 4 million Venezuelans have left their homeland in recent years.
Several hundred thousand reportedly left in 2017 alone."
Former Sudanese 'Lost Boy' Helps Other Refugees- Text + Audio + Video- 29 April 2018
"Manyang Kher, a former Sudanese child refugee, operates 734 Coffee to raise fund for refugees.
The company helps more than 200,000 refugees in the Gambella area of Ethiopia."
Congolese Refugees Learn to Live in US with Help, But for How Long?- Text + Audio+ Pictures + Video-7 April 2018
"With a population of nearly 60,000, Lancaster is a center of manufacturing, food processing and farming. CWS helps refugees find jobs in these industries.
This is important because each refugee gets a one-time grant of $925 from the U.S. government to settle in."
Rohingya refugees are living in a "slum" - 25 May 2018
"Rohingya refugees are living in slum-like conditions, where infectious disease outbreaks are ready to spring up at any time and water and sanitation are poor, humanitarian experts have warned."
Myanmar Drops in US Human Trafficking Report- Text + Audio + Pictures- 29 June 2018
"Myanmar dropped in the U.S. State Department’s latest report on human trafficking.
The report accuses Myanmar’s military of carrying out operations in Rakhine state that forced large numbers of Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh."
Spain 'will accept' disputed migrant ship Aquarius- with pictures and videos - 11 June 2018
"Spain's prime minister has said the country will take in a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean, to help avoid a humanitarian disaster." + Video: Charity workers look after migrants on the Aquarius
Venezuelan Family Struggles with Life in Brazilian Shelter- Text + Audio - 31 August 2018
"The Warao is one of the indigenous groups who have been forced to leave Venezuela because of its economic and political crisis.
UN officials say food shortages, rising inflation and violence in the country have forced them to cross borders in search of humanitarian aid."
'They slaughtered our people': Rohingya refugees on Myanmar’s brutal crackdown - video - 27 August 2018
"On 25 August 2017, the Myanmar military launched violent attacks against Rohingya people, and 700,000 fled their homes.
Refugees who escaped to Bangladesh say today they are dealing with the trauma of witnessing mass killings, rape and the torching of villages,
as they remain trapped in squalid camps."
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UN Report: Myanmar Generals Must Face Justice- Text + Audio - 27 August 2018
"United Nations investigators are accusing the military in Myanmar of carrying out numerous crimes last year during its campaign against Rohingya Muslims."
Why millions of people have fled Venezuela- VIDEO - 22 August 2018
"Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil have all received thousands of migrants from Venezuela in recent years.
s the numbers increase tensions are rising, but what is behind the mass exodus?"
Migrants marooned in Bosnia – in pictures - 8 August 2018
"Migrants live in hard conditions in makeshift camps in Bihać, Bosnia-Herzegovina, near the border with Croatia as they wait to pass to other European countries..."