Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus shutdown threatens Chicago's Rohingya cultural centre

Coronavirus crisis forces the centre to cancel Ramadan fundraiser and puts the community it serves in dire straits.

Coronavirus shutdown threatens Chicago's Rohingya cultural centre

Rohingya

Malaysia urged to end violent threats against Rohingya refugees

Rights groups call on Malaysia to act after prominent Rohingya activists threatened with murder and sexual violence.

Malaysia urged to end violent threats against Rohingya refugees

Asia Pacific

Myanamr's Kachin State among global IDPs vulnerable to COVID-19

There are millions of people around the world left homeless, living in camps who are getting little, if any support from governments in the face of the pandemic.

Myanmar

Outgoing UN envoy to Myanmar 'utterly disappointed' with Suu Kyi

Yanghee Lee says Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi failed to live up to her reputation as an icon of human rights.

Conflict

UN rapporteur urges new probe into possible Myanmar 'war crimes'

Myanmar army accused of launching air raids in Rakhine, Chin states burning villages and torturing civilians.

Asia Pacific

UN's top human rights envoy to Myanmar steps down

Yanghee Lee steps down after six years of raising the alarm on atrocities committed against Rohingya minority.

Asia

Tribes along India-Myanmar border dream of a 'united Nagaland'

Dozens of Naga tribes yearn to reunite the 3 million living in India with their 400,000 estranged cousins in Myanmar.

Tribes along India-Myanmar border dream of a 'united Nagaland'

Environment

China's dams exacerbated extreme drought in lower Mekong: Study

Critics say system of dams that China built deprived millions of people from Southeast Asia of their livelihood.

China's dams exacerbated extreme drought in lower Mekong: Study

Coronavirus pandemic

Aung San Suu Kyi turns to Facebook to get coronavirus message out

Myanmar leader's live broadcasts on Facebook draws hundreds of thousands of views.

Aung San Suu Kyi turns to Facebook to get coronavirus message out

Rohingya

Do not push Rohingya out to sea amid coronavirus emergency: UNHCR

Refugee advocates say fear of Rohingya refugees carrying the virus is not an excuse to refuse them asylum.

Do not push Rohingya out to sea amid coronavirus emergency: UNHCR

Myanmar

Report exposes arbitrary detention, torture of Myanmar activists

Investigation conducted by Fortify Rights and Athan watchdogs alleges torture of detained students by prison guards.

Report exposes arbitrary detention, torture of Myanmar activists

Opinion

Refugees must be protected during the coronavirus pandemic

Refugees are particularly vulnerable during the crisis, especially in countries which do not afford them a legal status.

Natrah Ismail

by Natrah Ismail

Natrah Ismail

Coronavirus pandemic

Attack on WHO vehicle that killed Myanmar driver condemned

Humanitarian groups urge military and rebels to heed UN's call for a global ceasefire amid the coronavirus emergency.

Attack on WHO vehicle that killed Myanmar driver condemned

Myanmar

Displaced families in Myanmar's Kachin fear coronavirus threat

Conflict-displaced people in crowded camps in Kachin state worry their efforts to prevent an outbreak may not be enough.

Displaced families in Myanmar's Kachin fear coronavirus threat

Inside Story

Why is Myanmar stepping up attacks on ethnic rebel groups?

UN says dozens killed in air raids on two states over the past three weeks.