Crisis in Arakan State - write to William Hague

The UN has reported that at least 48 ethnic Rohingya have been killed in massacres in mid-January 2014. There were shot and hacked to death. Police were involved in the killings.

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Reports

Burma’s Census - Not Worth Dying For

Burma Briefing No. 31

This briefing analyses the many problems surrounding the upcoming census in Burma and calls for the…

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Burma Risk Assessment: High risk of genocide in Burma

This report by The Sentinel Project assesses the risk of genocide against Muslim minorities in Burma and has found the…

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Patterns of Anti-Muslim Violence in Burma

A report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) documenting the violence against Muslims throughout Burma, showing how the government has…

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Burma’s Treatment of the Rohingya and International Law

Burma Briefing No. 23

This briefing paper examines Burma’s treatment of the Rohingya in the context of international law, treaty…

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Examples of Anti-Muslim Propaganda

Burma Briefing No. 21

This briefing paper provides examples of some of the anti-Muslim propaganda being spread in Burma.

Examples…

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Friends Burma’s Rohingya Could Do Without

Burma Briefing No. 20

Tensions are again rising in Rakhine State. Organisations and individuals are actively stirring up anti-Rohingya hatred,…

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An international task force is needed to help tackle growing religious violence in Burma

Burma Briefing No. 19

The consequences of failing to address the growing religious tensions in Burma are so serious that…

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Rohingya in Burma: Spotlight on Current Crisis Offers Opportunity for Progress

Report by Refugees International

Despite an abundance of natural resources, Rakhine State is the second-poorest state in Burma. The simmering…

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Rohingya in Bangladesh: Maintaining the Status Quo; Squandering a Rare Opportunity

Report by Refugees International

For decades, Burmese Rohingya fleeing persecution have sought refuge in Bangladesh. June’s inter-communal violence in Burma’s…

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“The Government Could Have Stopped This”

Sectarian Violence and Ensuing Abuses in Burma’s Arakan State

This report by Human Rights Watch describes how the Burmese authorities…

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Burning Homes, Sinking Lives

Burning Homes, Sinking Lives: A situation report on violence against stateless Rohingya in Myanmar and their refoulement from Bangladesh

A…

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Crimes against Humanity in Western Burma: The Situation of the Rohingyas

A report from Irish Centre for Human Rights about the Rohingya in Western Burma. The Report is based on extensive…

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Since communal violence erupted in June 2012 in Burma’s Arakan (Rakhine) State, there is a growing humanitarian and human rights crisis which is not receiving sufficient international attention. The violence has evolved into systematic attacks against the ethnic Rohingya.

More than 100,000 people have been displaced, the vast majority without receiving sufficient assistance because they are ethnic Rohingya. Aid is being severely restricted by the government and many Rohingya people have been excluded.

The President of Burma proposed a policy that amounts to ethnic cleansing, asking the United Nations to arrange for Rohingya people to be placed in camps, removed from Burma and sent to third countries.

Action needs to be taken now to ensure aid can be delivered, arrests and human rights abuses stop, and people are allowed to return safely to their homes.


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Satellite images obtained by Human Rights Watch show widespread destruction of Rohingya homes and property during the violence in October 2012.


Damage Analysis: Human Rights Watch; Image Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2012; Source: EUSI


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