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Websites/Multiple Documents

Title: Google search results for "Human Rights Council Rohingya"
Description/subject: About 686,000 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "Myanmar refugees" on who.int
Description/subject: About 5,970 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Health Organisation via Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on fao.org
Description/subject: About 9 results (October 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on icrc.org
Description/subject: About 115 results; 563,000 for "Red Cross rohingya" (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://www.google.co.uk/search?safe=strict&q=red+cross+rohingya&oq=Rakhine+Muslim+site%3Aicrc.org&...
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on ilo.org
Description/subject: About 2,680 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Organistion (ILO) via Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on iom.int
Description/subject: About 511 results (September 2017)...With UNOCHA, IOM coordinates relief activities for the Rohingya at Cox's Bazaar
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Organation for Migration (IOM)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on irinnews.org
Description/subject: About 4,870 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on ohchr.org
Description/subject: About 1,570 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) via Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on oic-oci.org
Description/subject: About 802 results (October 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on reliefweb.int
Description/subject: About 4,400 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Reliefweb
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on themimu.info
Description/subject: About 178 results (October 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Information Management Unit (The MIMU)
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://themimu.info/states_regions/rakhine (TheMIMU Rakhine pages)
Date of entry/update: 09 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on undp.org
Description/subject: About 125 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://www.google.co.uk/search?safe=strict&source=hp&q=myanmar+muslim+site%3Aundp.org&oq=myanmar+m... ("Myanmar Muslim")
Date of entry/update: 09 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on unesco.org
Description/subject: About 83 results (October 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNESCO
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 12 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on unhcr.org
Description/subject: About 21,900 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR via Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on unicef.org
Description/subject: About 6,410 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) via Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on UNOCHA
Description/subject: About 835 results (October 2017)...With IOM, UNOCHA coordinates relief activities for the Rohingya at Cox's Bazaar
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on wfp.org
Description/subject: About 335 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme (WFP) via Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on WorldBank.org
Description/subject: About 1,250 results (October 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Bank
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 13 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "Security Council Rohingya"
Description/subject: About 854,000 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "UN General Assembly Rohingya"
Description/subject: About 6,670,000 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2017


Individual Documents

Title: "THIS IS OUR HOME - STATELESS MINORITIES AND THEIR SEARCH FOR CITIZENSHIP “
Date of publication: November 2017
Description/subject: "Millions of people around the world are without nationality. Many of them belong to an ethnic, religious or linguistic minority in the country where they have often lived for generations. Discrimination, exclusion and persecution most commonly describe the existence of stateless minorities. More than 75% of the world’s known stateless populations belong to minority groups... This report explains the circumstances that have led to them not being recognized as citizens, drawing on discussions with four stateless or formerly stateless minority groups. The findings in this report underscore the critical need for minorities to enjoy the right to nationality..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Format/size: html, pdf (6.63MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs23/UNHCR-2017-11-05-This_is-our-home.pdf
Date of entry/update: 05 November 2017


Title: Independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar
Date of publication: 27 October 2017
Description/subject: "Experts of the Independent International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar conclude visit to Bangladesh.....The Human Rights Council on 24 March 2017 decided (through Resolution A/HRC/RES/34/22) to dispatch urgently an independent international fact-finding mission, to be appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council, to establish the facts and circumstances of the alleged recent human rights violations by military and security forces, and abuses, in Myanmar, in particular in Rakhine State, including but not limited to arbitrary detention, torture and inhuman treatment, rape and other forms of sexual violence, extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings, enforced disappearances, forced displacement and unlawful destruction of property, with a view to ensuring full accountability for perpetrators and justice for victims, and requests the fact-finding mission to present to the Council an oral update at its thirty-sixth session and a full report at its thirty-seventh session"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/FFM-Myanmar/FFM_Burmese.pdf
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22320&LangID=E
Date of entry/update: 28 October 2017


Title: Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on th e Prevention of Genocide and Ivan Simonovic, United Nations Special Adviser on the Respon sibility to Protect, on the situation in northern Rakhine state, Myanmar
Date of publication: 19 October 2017
Description/subject: (New York, 19 October 2017) " The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser of the Responsibil ity to Protect, Ivan Simonovic, call on the Government of Myanmar to take immediate action to stop and addres s the commission of atrocity crimes that are reportedly taking place in nort hern Rakhine state. The Special Advisers have been following the situation in northern Ra khine state for several years and have warned that there was a risk that atrocity cri mes could be committed there. Risk factors they identified included very deeply rooted and long-standin g discriminatory practices and policies against the Rohingya Muslims population, a failure to stop acts of violence against that group and a failure to put in place conditions that would support the peaceful coexistence of different communities in Rakhine state. “Despite warnings issued by us and by many other officials, the Government of Myanmar has failed to meet its o bligations under international law and primary responsibility to protect the Rohingya population fr om atrocity crimes. The international community has equally failed its responsibilities in this regard”, the Special Advisers stated..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNITED NATIONS PRESS RELEASE
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 October 2017


Title: Joint Statement on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Date of publication: 16 October 2017
Description/subject: Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator; Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration...(16 October 2017, Geneva/New York): After violence broke out in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on 25 August, more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh in less than five weeks. Tens of thousands of refugees have arrived since, fleeing discrimination, violence and persecution, as well as isolation and fear. The speed and scale of the influx made it the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and a major humanitarian emergency. The Government of Bangladesh, local charities and volunteers, the UN and NGOs are working in overdrive to provide assistance. But much more is urgently needed. The efforts must be scaled up and expanded to receive and protect refugees and ensure they are provided with basic shelter and acceptable living conditions. Every day more vulnerable people arrive with very little — if anything – and settle either in overcrowded existing camps or extremely congested makeshift sites..." UN Principals call for solidarity with Rohingya refugees
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR, OCHA, IOM
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 October 2017


Title: Mission report of OHCHR rapid response mission to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh 13-24 September 2017
Date of publication: 11 October 2017
Description/subject: "...Credible information indicates that the Myanmar security forces purposely destroyed the property of the Rohingyas, scorched their dwellings and entire villages in northern Rakhine State, not only to drive the population out in droves but also to prevent the fleeing Rohingya victims from returning to their homes. The destruction by the Tatmadaw of houses, fields, food-stocks, crops, livestock and even trees, render the possibility of the Rohingya returning to normal lives and livelihoods in the future in northern Rakhine almost impossible. It also indicates an effort to effectively erase all signs of memorable landmarks in the geography of the Rohingya landscape and memory in such a way that a return to their lands would yield nothing but a desolate and unrecognizable terrain. Information received also indicates that the Myanmar security forces targeted teachers, the cultural and religious leadership, and other people of influence in the Rohingya community in an effort to diminish Rohingya history, culture and knowledge..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Format/size: pdf (125K-reduced version; 772K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/MM/CXBMissionSummaryFindingsOctober2017.pdf
Date of entry/update: 11 October 2017


Title: UN report details brutal Myanmar effort to drive out half a million Rohingya
Date of publication: 11 October 2017
Description/subject: "Region’s head of human rights calls on Aung San Suu Kyi to stop violence as report says ‘clearance operations’ include killings, torture and rape...Myanmar security forces have driven out half a million Muslim Rohingya from northern Rakhine state, torching their homes, crops and villages to prevent them from returning, the UN human rights office said on Wednesday. Jyoti Sanghera, head of the Asia and Pacific region of the UN human rights office, called on the Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to “stop the violence” and voiced fear that if the stateless Rohingya refugees return from Bangladesh they may be interned. “If villages have been completely destroyed and livelihood possibilities have been destroyed, what we fear is that they may be incarcerated or detained in camps,” she told a news briefing. 'We die or they die': Rohingya insurgency sparks fresh violence in Myanmar Read more The UN political affairs chief, Jeffrey Feltman, is due to visit Myanmar on Friday, said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric. In a report based on 65 interviews with Rohingya who have arrived in Bangladesh in the past month, the UN human rights office said that “clearance operations” had begun before insurgent attacks on police posts on 25 August and included killings, torture and rape of children. The UN’s Jyoti Sanghera: ‘If villages have been completely destroyed ... what we fear is that they may be incarcerated or detained in camps.’ Facebook Twitter Pinterest The UN’s Jyoti Sanghera: ‘If villages have been completely destroyed … what we fear is that they may be incarcerated or detained in camps.’ Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA The UN high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein – who has described the government operations as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” – said in a statement that the actions appeared to be “a cynical ploy to forcibly transfer large numbers of people without possibility of return”..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Guardian"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 13 October 2017


Title: Humanitarian Response Plan (September 2017-February 2018)
Date of publication: 05 October 2017
Description/subject: "As of 1 October 2017, more than 809,000 Rohingyas are estimated to be sheltering in Bangladesh, having fled violence and persecution in Myanmar. Violence which began on 25 August has triggered a massive and swift refugee influx across the border - an estimated 509,000 people have arrived in the space of a month. These refugees have joined some 300,000 people who were already in Bangladesh following earlier waves of displacement. The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar is highly vulnerable, many having experienced severe trauma, and are now living in extremely difficult conditions. The existing refugees, along with the unprecedented volume of new arrivals, have put immense strain on infrastructure, services and the host population, overwhelming existing response capacity. Most who have arrived came with very few possessions. They are now reliant on humanitarian assistance for food, and other life-saving needs. Population movements remain highly fluid, with people settling into pre-existing makeshift or spontaneous sites before infrastructure and services have been established. Many sites are now alarmingly overcrowded, exacerbating risks to people’s security, safety and wellbeing. In these highly congested conditions there is an increasingly high risk of an outbreak of disease. Many of the new arrivals are visibly traumatized and disoriented, suffering from the consequences of extreme violence, from the loss of or separation from family members, and from the ordeal of displacement. Rape, human trafficking, and survival sex have been reported among the existing perils for women and girls during flight. Children’s well-being and mental and physical development is affected by the incidents that led to their flight and there are growing numbers of separated and unaccompanied children being reported. Most newly arrived children have not been able to access education since they arrived. Protection interventions and up-scaled outreach and referrals are needed to ensure that protection responses and services reach those most in need. The Government of Bangladesh has triggered a wide response across Ministries, agencies, and the Military, and on 14 September allocated 2,000 acres of land for the establishment of a new camp. Local communities have been at the frontline of the response, providing food and basic items for new arrivals. National and international humanitarian agencies have rapidly responded in support of Government efforts. However, the scale of needs dramatically exceeds our current capacity to deliver. A rapid scale-up and comprehensive humanitarian response by all partners is critical at this stage. The Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response Plan is focused on life-saving and protection assistance for the most vulnerable people. The Plan targets 1.2 million people, including all Rohingya refugees, and 300,000 Bangladeshi host communities over the next six months. The plan prioritizes the provision of life-saving assistance, improving the conditions and management of settlement areas, as well as promoting protection, dignity and respect for the Rohingya refugees. The plan also factors in a contingency for new arrivals that are anticipated in the coming months, as the influx continues day to day. Given the scale and the possibility of a rapid deterioration of conditions, which could turn the crisis into a catastrophe, partners remain committed to the principle that our plans must be grounded in capacity. We urge more experienced partners with relevant expertise to join the response, so that we are better able to cover urgent needs and save lives..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Format/size: pdf (4.85MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 October 2017


Title: Report of OHCHR mission to Bangladesh - Interviews with Rohingyas fleeing from Myanmar since 9 October 2016
Date of publication: 03 February 2017
Description/subject: Conclusions: Of the 204 persons with whom the team conducted in - depth interviews, all except two had fled from the so - called “lockdown zone” or the “area clearance operation zone” which is located in nRS , halfway between Taungpyoletwea and Maungdaw. According to the testi monies gathered, the following types of violations were reported and experienced frequently in that area: Extrajudicial executions or other killings, including by random shooting; enforced disappearance and arbitrary detention; rape, including gang rape , a nd other forms of sexual violence; physical assault including beatings; torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; looting and occupation of property; destruction of property; and ethnic and religious discrimination and persecution. .."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: pdf (1.62MB-original version; 1.3MB-reduced version)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs23/UNHCHR-2017-02-03-Rohingya_Report-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2017


Title: Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar
Date of publication: 20 June 2016
Description/subject: Human Rights Council Thirty-second session Agenda item 2... Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General..... Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights....."The present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 29/21, examines the situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar. It analyzes patterns of human rights violations and abuses, particularly discrimination, and concludes with recommendations on measures to be taken by the Government to improve the situation of minorities in Myanmar."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/32/18) - Advance Unedited Version
Format/size: pdf (198K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2016


Title: FAO/WFP CROP AND FOOD SECURITY ASSESSMENT MISSION TO MYANMAR
Date of publication: 16 March 2016
Description/subject: Highlights: • Cyclone Komen made landfall in Myanmar at the end of July 2015 causing extensive flooding to agricultural land, which remained submerged in some areas until September. This caused severe localized losses to the 2015 monsoon season crops, especially p addy, in Chin, Rakhine, Ayeyarwaddy, Yangon, Sagaing and parts of Bago. However, once the water receded, a large portion of the flooded areas with paddy was replanted. Overall, the amount of irreversible damage was limited. • At 27.5 million tonnes, the aggregate national production of paddy, the country’s staple food, in 2015 (monsoon season 2015 and ongoing 2015 secondary season) would be 3 percent below the 2014 crop and 2 percent down from the average of the past three - years. • At subnational level, however, cereal production and livelihood of farming households and communities in remote areas, in particular Chin and Rakhine, which concentrate highly vulnerable populations with little resilience and low agricultural productivity, did not recover fully as in other areas affected by the flooding. These populations may face severe food shortages in the coming months and require relief assistance. • Livestock and fisheries were affected by the flooding in localized areas with losses of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry, and damage to fish and shrimp farms, resulting in reduced animal protein intake in the most affected areas. • The country is a net exporter of rice and the 2015 paddy production, similar to previous years, will exceed domestic requirements, but tighter domestic supplies in marketing year 2015/16 (October/September) are expected to further underpin already high rice prices, raising concerns about food access by most vulnerable sections of the population. • Prices of rice reached record levels in August and September 2015, reflecting strong depreciation of the Kyat, increasing rice exports and concerns about the damage to paddy crop. Domestic rice prices declined with the harvest between October and December 2015 but remained at high levels. In February 2016, rice prices averaged 37 percent higher than a year earlier. • For the majority of farming households, the main impact of the July flooding was related to the increased costs for replanting and the delayed harvest. Households depending primarily upon day labour, and especially non-skilled day labour, re main among the most vulnerable. They faced a gap in wages during August and have difficulties in obtaining credit. • The July flooding was perceived to have moderate impact on children’s nutritional status and little impact on infant and young children feeding practices. • In view of the country’s adequate rice availabilities and generally well-functioning domestic markets, the Mission recommends that any eventual food assistance needs to be provided in the form of cash and/ or vouchers. • To cover immediate agricultural needs following the 2015 flooding, the Mission recommends the distribution of seeds for the next monsoon planting season; as well as water and pest-resistant storage containers to protect farmer’s seeds, along with drying nets and post-harvest equipment in the most affected areas. In Rakhine, Sagaing and Ayeyarwaddy, recording the highest livestock losses, urgent restocking of livestock is required to avoid a further fall in animal protein intake; while the rebuilding of fishing gear and boats and the rehabilitation of fish ponds is also needed in the most affected Rakhine State."
Author/creator: Swithun Goodbody, Guljahan Kurbanova, Cristina Coslet, Aaron Wise, Nuria Branders and Sophie Goudet
Language: English
Source/publisher: FAO, WFP
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB-reduced version; 2.2MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53464#.Vut7ikAp5Kr (UN News Centre article)
Date of entry/update: 18 March 2016