Human Welfare

The Latest: Trump backs safe return of refugees to Myanmar

Nov 14, 2017

President Donald Trump says the U.S. supports efforts to end the violence in Myanmar, where more than 600,000 people have fled their homes following attacks by vigilantes and security forces

UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Suu Kyi

Nov 14, 2017

The United Nations chief has expressed alarm over the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in a humanitarian crisis he says can cause regional instability and radicalization

Amnesty: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya

Oct 18, 2017

Amnesty International says Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of people during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims and is calling for an arms embargo and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators

The Latest: Amnesty says Myanmar killed 100s of Rohingya

Oct 18, 2017

Amnesty International says Myanmar security forces killed at least hundreds of people during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar claims success in stopping exodus; refugees disagree

Oct 6, 2017

More Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar are streaming toward the border, despite government assurances that it is stopping the massive exodus of refugees to Bangladesh

Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

Sep 23, 2017

Amnesty International says new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar's Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi's claims that military operations there have ended

Asian businesses mull tech solutions to fight modern slavery

Sep 14, 2017

Asia's business leaders mull protections migrant workers, including a web site to guard against slavery and a hotline for abuse victims

The Latest: UN chief says ethnic cleansing against Rohingyas

Sep 13, 2017

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says ethnic cleansing is taking place in Myanmar against the Rohingya Muslim minority and he is urging government authorities to suspend military action and end the violence.

The Latest: Turkey first lady visits Rohingya refugee camp

Sep 7, 2017

Turkey's first lady and foreign minister are visiting Bangladesh to learn why 164,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims have fled from neighboring Myanmar in the past two weeks

The Latest: UN chief urges Myanmar to give Muslims status

Sep 5, 2017

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it's crucial that Myanmar's government immediately give Muslims either nationality or legal status so they can lead normal lives and freely move, find jobs, and get an education