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Despite the ongoing human rights abuses in Myanmar with restrictions to constitutional reform, freedom of religion, minority rights and even being inescapably accountable for the genocide of the Rohingya, the international community continue to appease Myanmar President Thein Sein.

Srebrenica, repeated.

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Today marks a stark reminder of yet another collective failure of the international community in stopping the destruction of a people.

Eighteen years ago today during a five day massacre, over 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were slaughtered in Srebrenica.

Rohingya of Myanmar: One Year On- Different. Discriminated. Displaced. Desperate.

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One year ago today, the course of Rohingya history took a dramatic turn for the worse.

Years of deep seated hatred for the Rohingya community, having lived on the margins of Myanmarese society, unravelled from a civilian dispute and attack in Arakan, and has since spiralled into systematic ethnic cleansing of the community.

The Rohingya are still continually discriminated for their difference in appearance, religion and language, leading to their desperation, displacement and death.

Exclusive Images: Rohingya in Sittwe IDP Camps to Pay for Donated Food Rations

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Reports have come in today that the Rohingya now have to pay for food rations that have been donated to them. The village leaders and those incharge of the IDP camps in Sittwe are in full control over whatever is donated to the Rohingya and take full advantage of thier power. The Rohingya who have very little to nothing to their name once again have been stripped of another right which is owed...

UNHCR help Rohingya relocate from IDP Camp in Sittwe, Arakan - with images

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In preparation of the looming Cyclone Mahasen, reports have come in today that the Rohingya have been moved from T.K.P (Thet Kay Pyan village) Madrasa and the village school, aided by the UNHCR. The pictures below show the Rohingya moving from the camp to the T.K.P Madrasa (Islamic school) and the village school – contrary to the Lone Htin (police force), who had planned to...

Rohingya boat capsizes after attempts to escape looming cyclone in Myanmar

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The news of the impending cyclone to hit Myanmar on Thursday has shaken the Rohingya community, giving rise to further fears that they will be defenceless to protect what little they have left.

Today our sources have informed in detail that 7 boats left Pauktaw township from paddy fields carrying both Rohingya and Kaman people. The boat intended to travel north to near the Rauthedaung...

Anti Muslim Violence Spreads To Oak Kan Township

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Whilst calling for more aid and access, the Rakhine Commision report failed to mention Rohingya community by name and instead referred to the community as Bengali settlers. This use of language is believed to have stoked the violence being witnessed today in Oak Kan township.

Violence broke out across three Muslim villages Chew Bon, Kyauk-Tet and Pea-net-Gone late this morning with sustained attacks on villagers shops and places of worship. As of this afternoon, a number of sources have reported that 2 mosques and 2 Islamic education schools have been destroyed and damaged. More than 150 shops have been damaged with high value goods being looted. In contrast to violence in Meikhtila and Arakan state, there have been fewer arson attacks.