Rohingya

25 May 2020
Ahead of the deadline imposed by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) tomorrow for Myanmar to submit its first report in the case alleging genocide against the Rohingya, regional parliamentarians are calling on Myanmar to take immediate steps to end the discriminatory restrictions against the minority group. Authorities must also protect all civilians in the ongoing war in Rakhine and Chin states, said ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR).
22 May 2020
Thai authorities should allow the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) unhindered access to Rohingya from Myanmar to determine whether they qualify for refugee status, Human Rights Watch said today (21 May). The government’s inhumane policy of holding Rohingya arriving in Thailand in indefinite detention should be immediately repealed.
8 May 2020
Bangladesh authorities have quarantined 29 Rohingya refugees without adequate access to aid on an unstable silt island in the Bay of Bengal, Human Rights Watch said today (5 May). The authorities said that they are holding the refugees, including 15 women and 5 children, who had been adrift at sea for over two months, on Bhasan Char to prevent a Covid-19 outbreak in the camps.
7 May 2020
Amnesty International released an open letter to the governments of Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam, calling for them to meet their responsibilities according to international standards and regional commitments and take immediate actions to protect the Rohingya people whose lives are at risk at sea. 
20 Apr 2020
Southeast Asian governments must immediately launch search and rescue operations for likely hundreds of Rohingya languishing at sea, amid mounting reports of vessels attempting dangerous trips in search of safety, said Amnesty International on Saturday (18 April).
7 Apr 2020
Amnesty International calls on the United Nations, donors, and humanitarian organizations to implement better COVID-19 preventive measures as older Rohingya refugees are at a high risk of infection. A Rohingya refugee at a refugee camp
7 Apr 2020
As the Thai economy is heavily impacted by government attempts to control the COVID-19 outbreak, experts believe that the situation for migrant workers may contribute to the epidemic. Proper policies and employment support are needed to set things right.
24 Jan 2020
Amnesty International issued a statement in respond to the ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Myanmar to take “provisional measures” to prevent genocidal acts against the Rohingya community. 
13 Dec 2019
Amnesty International reacts to the Aung San Suu Kyi's statement at the International Court of Justice and call for the international community to not let the case distract them from the ongoing Rohingya crisis. 
1 Nov 2019
As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations convenes the 35th ASEAN Summit during 2-4 November 2019 in Thailand, the leaders of the group and partners are pursuing an agenda to ensure ASEAN is a people-centered grouping dedicated to sustainable development. Head of government from country will discuss the Rakhine Crisis and the fate of nearly one million Rohingya refugees being shelter in Bangladesh.
24 Aug 2019
Political cartoon by Stephff in response to the unsuccessful Rohingya repatriation.
23 Aug 2019
With the threat of returns to Myanmar once again looming over Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Amnesty International warned that Rakhine State remains unsafe while those responsible for atrocities continue to evade justice. The clearest sign comes from the refugees themselves, as no one on an initial repatriation list agreed to by Bangladesh and Myanmar was willing to move forward with the process on 22 August, the day returns were slated to begin. 

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