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Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on euro-burma.eu
Description/subject: About 2,070 results (October 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Euro-Burma Office (EBO)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on FortifyRights.org
Description/subject: About 132 results (October 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Fortify Rights
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 13 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on islamic-relief.org
Description/subject: About 30 results (October 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Islamic Relief via Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "Rohingya" on msf.org
Description/subject: About 3,310 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) - Doctors Without Birers
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on Oxfam.org
Description/subject: About 206 results (October 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Oxfam
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on Save the Children
Description/subject: About 112 results (SCF UK); About 949 results, (SCF International)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Save the Children International, Save the Children UK
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://www.google.co.uk/search?safe=strict&source=hp&q=rohingya+site%3Asavethechildren.org.uk&oq=r... (Save the Children UK)
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on the Amnesty International website
Description/subject: About 6,420 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amnesty International via Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on the Human Rights Watch website
Description/subject: About 28,300 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Watch via Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya" on the International Rescue Committee website
Description/subject: About 1,530 results (October 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Rescue Committee
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 October 2017


Title: Google search results for "rohingya"on Refugees International
Description/subject: About 221 results (September 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Refugees International
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 05 October 2017


Title: google Seqrgh results for "rohingya" on Equal Rights Trust
Description/subject: About 113,000 results (October 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Equal Rights Trust
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 October 2017


Individual Documents

Title: October 2017 Assessment Report: Undocumented Myanmar Nationals Influx to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Date of publication: 10 October 2017
Description/subject: "The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Relief International (RI) carried out a multi - sector assessment between September 29 and October 3, 2017 with the aim of better understanding the priority needs of the influx of Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) – Rohingya – in Bangladesh, as well as the locations in which assistance is most needed from the humanitarian community. To date, an estimated 515,000 UMN have fled violence in Myanmar for Bangladesh. 1 With the influx of additional people seeking asylum, the makeshift settlements have expanded and the needs of the displaced population has changed as the demographics shifted. Th is needs assessment focused on recently arrived UMN in the four most affected Upazilas in Cox’s Bazar: Ukhia, Teknaf, Ramu, and Cox’s Bazar Sadar. The assessment used the following methods: cluster sampling to survey families, key informant interviews with medical and education professionals (notably, among the displaced population), observations in selected surve y sites, health facility assessments, and a rapid market assessment in Cox's Bazar. Of particular note, the findings include:  The three most commonly reported needs were money (73% ), household goods and non - food items (61%) and food (52%).  Over 3/4 of t he surveyed population relies on food security coping strategies, including opting for less preferred and less expensive foods (90%), reducing number of meals eaten in a day (69%), and restricting consumption by adults in order for small children to eat (68%). In addition, food consumption scores are extremely poor.  Nearly one - third of fami lies surveyed reported open defecation, and key informants noted the cleanliness of public latrines among major concerns in their areas of the sites surveyed.  Nearly half of all pregnant women have not received medical care for their pregnancies and 41% of families with pregnant women do not know where to go for medical care for pregnant women.  Observations during the assessment noted harmful practices in supporting survivors of gender - based violence (GBV) , including men working in women’s safe spaces, iden tifiable GBV sign posts without the necessary discretion required, and men exposing survivors to the community. 1 International Organization on Migration. Bangladesh Rohingya Crisis Response. Situation Report. October 5, 2017 . https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/IOM%20Bangladesh%20 - %20Rohingya%20Influx%20Situation%20Report%20 - %2005%20October%202017.pdf Assessment Report: Undocumented Myanmar Nationals Influx to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh October 7, 2017 BANGLADESH ASSESMENT REPORT | 2 The following report outlines the methodology as well as key findings and recommendations for the sectors of health, WASH, education, cash assistance , protection, food security, and shelter and NFIs..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Rescue Committee (IRC), Relief International
Format/size: pdf (346K-reduced version; 443K- original)
Alternate URLs: October 2017 Assessment Report:
Undocumented Myanmar Nationals
Influx to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
https://www.rescue.org/
Date of entry/update: 12 October 2017


Title: Burma: Military Massacres Dozens in Rohingya Village. Soldiers Shot, Stabbed Men and Boys in Maung Nu, Rakhine State
Date of publication: 04 October 2017
Description/subject: "Since August 25, Burmese security forces have been carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. Over half a million Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape killings, arson, and other mass atrocities. The Rohingya, effectively denied citizenship under Burmese law, have faced decades of repression and discrimination. About 120,000 remain internally displaced from waves of violence in 2012 and 2016, in dire humanitarian conditions. Human Rights Watch researchers are reporting from the field on the crisis and its global impact.....Children's Rights ...Refugees and Migrants ...Refugee Rights... Asylum Seekers ...Internally Displaced People... United Nations... Women's Rights... Sexual Violence and Rape ...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Watch
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://www.hrw.org/blog-feed/rohingya-crisis
Date of entry/update: 13 October 2017


Title: Bangladesh Prime Minister condemns mine use in Myanmar, Mine Ban Treaty President calls for Fact-Finding Mission
Date of publication: 23 September 2017
Description/subject: "Yesterday, 21 September 2017, at the United Nations General Assembly, Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, stated, “We are horrified to see that the Myanmar authorities are laying landmines along their stretch of the border to prevent the Rohingya from returning to Myanmar. These people must be able to return to their homeland in safety, security and dignity.” "
Author/creator: bmban
Language: English
Source/publisher: Mine Free Myanmar
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 October 2017


Title: Landmines on Myanmar/Burma-Bangladesh border & the flight of the Rohingya
Date of publication: 12 September 2017
Description/subject: "...Some of the current wave of refugees have stepped on landmines during their attempts to leave Myanmar. International news agencies and human rights organizations have stated that they have witness testimony of new use of landmines by Myanmar’s Armed Forces along the NRS-Bangladesh border, and this has reportedly led to the issue being raised with Myanmar by Bangladesh authorities.,, UPDATE 19 SEPTEMBER 2017 "The ICBL/Landmine Monitor has verified that recent mine victims were from newly laid mines. On 28 of August, humanitarian workers providing relief to refugees camped on the Zero line of the border witnessed an Army truck arrive on the Myanmar side and unload three boxes from which soldiers took mines and placed in the ground. This continued on that day from 10am until 3pm. The mines were laid commencing in Taung Pyo Let Yar village tract of Maungdaw Township, which is adjacent to border pillar No. 31 in Bangladesh. This area demarcates the beginning of the land border between Bangladesh and Myanmar, as south of this area the border follows the Naf River.New mine use was witnessed along about a 20km stretch of the shared border between Burma and Banladesh. This stretch lies between the two main land crossing routes between Burma (Maungdaw township) and Bangladesh (Bandarban District). Subsequent to the daytime landmine operation, the Burmese Army brought trucks at night to continue laying mines, which could be seen under the lights by which they worked. Mine laying continued during the next few days, and was witnessed progressing along the border to the northeast in Mee Taik, Nga Yant Chaung, Hlaing Thi, Bauk Shu Hpweit and In Tu Lar townships. Mine laying was last seen continuing to the east of In Tu Lar township. All mines were laid on the eastern side of the border fence."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Mine Free Myanmar
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 October 2017


Title: DISENFRANCHISEMENT AND DESPERATION IN MYANMAR’S RAKHINE STATE: Drivers of a Regional Crisis
Date of publication: October 2015
Description/subject: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: "The situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State is driving a regional crisis. Systematic discrim-ination against Rohingya Muslims has contributed to the largest regional outflow of asylum seekers by sea in decades. Humanitarian conditions in Rohingya villages and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps are dire, and Rohingya suffer frequent abuses at the hands of Myanmar authorities. In May 2015, the region was forced to grapple with the results of these conditions, as thousands of Rohingya asylum seekers were stranded on boats in the Andaman Sea, making international headlines. ASEAN leaders met at the time in the hopes of resolving the crisis, but failed to craft a regional response to the drivers of the outflow, which are rooted in Rakhine State. In the months since, these underlying drivers have been compounded by an increasing sense of desperation among Rohingya, driven principally by political exclusion. The disenfranchisement of an estimated one million Rohingya voters, as well as the rejection of dozens of Rohingya parliamentary candidates in advance of the 8 November general election, has led many Rohingya to believe that there is little hope for their future in Myanmar. With no opportunity to take part in perhaps the most consequential election in Myanmar’s history and no hope of any political representation, Rohingya feel they are being forced out of the country. Furthering this perception is the proliferation of anti-Muslim hate speech and sentiment across Myanmar and the government’s failure to address this growing threat. If left unchecked, Buddhist extremists will continue to vilify Rohingya for political purposes, and further episodes of inter-communal violence could erupt in Rakhine State and other areas, driving still more Rohingya to flee their homes. During 2015, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) undertook two fact-finding missions to Myanmar to assess the situation and further investigate the root causes of the Rohingya exodus. APHR’s team of parliamentarians and researchers met with government officials, religious leaders, civil society representatives, and UN agencies, as well as Rohingya and Rakhine community members and IDPs. The findings were clear: ASEAN risks another full-blown crisis as a result of unresolved conditions in Myanmar. Unless serious steps are taken to address the situation of depri-vation and despair in Rakhine State, many Rohingya will have no other option but to flee in search of asylum elsewhere. The next wave of refugees is coming. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have already fled by sea, but nearly a million more are still undergoing heavy persecution throughout Rakhine State. When the remaining Rohingya begin to leave, they will be extremely vulnerable to human trafficking to Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: ASEAN PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS via ALSEAN-BURMA
Format/size: pdf (1.20MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.altsean.org/Docs/PDF%20Format/Burma%20Bulletin/October%202015%20Burma%20Bulletin.pdf
Date of entry/update: 06 November 2015


Title: I Stopped Going to School, Because We Had to Flee to India: PART 1 – On the Run from the Chin State
Description/subject: "Aung Than is 26 years old, enthusiastic and positive young Arakanese man from the Chin State, whose determination of acquiring an education has kept him going through difficult and challenging times in his life. When Aung Than was only six years old, he and his family had to leave everything behind and flee to India, due to the brutal Burmese military oppression in his village. Although his biggest wish had always been to gain good education, it somehow always seemed to be out of reach, and moving away from him. Fleeing from Burma to India, and India to Bangladesh, Aung Than grabbed onto every study opportunity, attending school in Mizoram language in India, as well as being taught by Buddhist monks, Muslims, and an American teacher in Bangladesh. After years of hard work and fleeting study opportunities, Aung Than had a chance to complete his studies on the Thailand-Burma border, where he eventually co-founded AHREM (Arakan Human Rights and Environmental Movement), aiming to teach young Arakanese about environmental issues and human rights. Always keen to give back to his people, Aung Than now dreams of running an orphanage where he can help children whose dreams seem out of reach, just as his were one day."...See the Alternate link for part 2.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burma Link
Format/size: pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalink.org/land-owners-were-arrested-and-put-in-prison-part-2-on-the-run-from-the-chi...
Date of entry/update: 16 March 2016