Human Welfare

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

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