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Key points from Myanmar leader’s address on Rohingya crisis

Naypyidaw, Myanmar | AFP | Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi broke her silence on the Rohingya crisis Tuesday, in a speech aimed at appeasing an international community horrified by army-led violence which the UN describes as “ethnic cleansing”. Here are key points from the 30-minute address, which was nationally …

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Suu Kyi appeals to global community over Rohingya crisis

Naypyidaw, Myanmar | AFP | Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi reached out to the global community Tuesday in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis the UN has decried as “ethnic cleansing”, urging outsiders to help her nation unite across religious and ethnic lines and offering a pathway …

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70,000 new and expectant mothers among Rohingya influx: Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh | AFP | Bangladesh said Monday there were 70,000 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers among the wave of Rohingya refugees who have entered the country after fleeing violence from Myanmar in the past three weeks. The UN says 415,000 civilians from the Rohingya Muslim minority have arrived in Bangladesh since …

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Troops kill 36 Burundian refugees in DR Congo

Bukavu, DR Congo | AFP |  Soldiers shot dead 36 Burundian refugees in clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Saturday, prompting shock, outrage and a demand for answers from the United Nations. A Burundian refugee said that more than 30 had been killed and at least 100 …

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UN says 270,000 refugees enter Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh | AFP | Some 270,000 refugees have fled Myanmar’s violence-wracked Rakhine state and entered Bangladesh in the last fortnight, most from the Muslim Rohingya minority, the United Nations said Friday. “An estimated 270,000 refugees arrived in Bangladesh in the last two weeks,” said Vivian Tan, a spokeswoman for …

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More than one million South Sudan refugees in Uganda

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  South Sudan’s brutal civil war has forced more than one million people to flee to neighbouring Uganda alone, with another million seeking refuge elsewhere in the region, the UN’s refugee agency said Thursday. The UNHCR said additional funds were desperately needed to help the refugees …

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