Human Welfare

American says he escaped Indonesian jail due to extortion

Dec 20, 2017

An American man who was recaptured after escaping from an overcrowded prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali says he fled because of extortion by other inmates.

Rights group reports more destruction of Rohingya villages

Dec 18, 2017

Human Rights Watch says satellite imagery shows Rohingya villages in Myanmar continued to be destroyed as Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement last month to return refugees from the ethnic Muslim minority who had fled their country amid violence

American man recaptured after 5-day Indonesia manhunt

Dec 17, 2017

Police have recaptured an American man who escaped from an overcrowded and understaffed prison on Indonesia's resort island of Bali

Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

Dec 14, 2017

International aid group Doctors Without Borders says its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces

American man escapes from prison on Indonesia's Bali

Dec 11, 2017

Indonesian police are hunting for an American citizen who escaped from an overcrowded and understaffed prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali

Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunization campaign

Dec 11, 2017

Indonesia has begun a campaign to immunize 8 million children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since January

Myanmar, Bangladesh sign agreement on Rohingya refugees

Nov 23, 2017

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state

UN: Closing energy gap would help poorest countries develop

Nov 23, 2017

A United Nations report says the world's least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty

Myanmar treatment of Rohingya called apartheid in new report

Nov 21, 2017

Amnesty International says Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," raising questions about what those who've fled a violent military crackdown would face if they returned home

Rights group: Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siege

Nov 17, 2017

Amnesty International says it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants in Marawi