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Rohingya children may end up being a lost generation: UNICEF

Rohingya children may end up being a lost generation: UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) has warned that the children from the Rohingya Muslim minority are facing the danger of becoming a “lost generation”. “We’re talking about risking the loss or potential loss of a generation of Rohingya children,” Unicef spokesperson Simon Ingram told the media here on Wednesday. “If[Read More…]

Myanmar condemns false news of demonetisation

Myanmar condemns false news of demonetisation

Myanmar’s Presidential Office has denied that it has issued an executive order to demonetise banknotes, saying that legal action will be taken against perpetrators of the fake news, media reported on Wednesday. Director-General and Spokesman of the President’s Office U Zaw Htay refuted the false executive order proliferating on Facebook,[Read More…]

New Facebook features to protect users from bullying, harassment

Facebook to remove posts that spur violence

San Francisco: Accused of helping to spur violence in countries like Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India, Facebook has said it will begin removing misinformation that leads to violence and physical harm. Currently, Facebook bans content that directly calls for violence but the new policy will cover fake news that has[Read More…]

US embargo stopped Indian company from sending medicine to Cuba: Guterres

Guterres appoints special envoy for Myanmar in refugee crisis

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Christine Schraner Burgener, a Swiss diplomat with conflict resolution experience in Southeast Asia, as his special envoy for Myanmar. Since Indian diplomat Vijay Nambiar left the position of Secretary-General’s special adviser on Myanmar at the end of 2016 when Ban ki-Moon completed his[Read More…]

Myanmar grants amnesty to 51 foreign prisoners

Myanmar grants amnesty to 51 foreign prisoners

Yangon: The Myanmar government has granted amnesty to 51 foreigners serving prison terms in the country, the President’s Office said on Tuesday. The amnesty was granted as a gesture to mark the new calendar year in the country, in view of relations with the foreign nations and on the ground of[Read More…]

World Bank, Bangladesh sign $50m deal to improve Rohingya healthcare

UN blames Facebook for spreading hate speech against Rohingya

Geneva: The UN human rights experts have blamed Facebook for playing a key role in spreading hate speech against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Marzuki Darusman, Chairman of the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, said on Monday that the social media platform had played a “determining role” in Myanmar.[Read More…]

Over 800,000 Rohingya in B'desh in 'most acute' situation: UN

Over 100 Rohingya killed fleeing Myanmar in two months: UN

More than 100 Rohingya refugees have drowned in shipwrecks and boat capsizes as they fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh, according to a UN official. Stephane Dujarric, the chief UN spokesman, on Friday said that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has received reports of some 30 improvised rafts, carrying more than[Read More…]

Myanmar: 20 dead in wedding boat crash

At least 20 people were killed when a boat carrying scores of wedding guests collided with a river barge in Western Myanmar, authorities said on Saturday. The boat, called “Silver Star” in Burmese, sank Friday evening in a river near Pathein, a port city west of commercial capital Yangon, local[Read More…]

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