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Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state could amount to crimes against humanity – UN special adviser

Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

The scale of violence against the Rohingya community in Myanmar’s Rakhine state documented in a recent United Nations human rights report is a level of dehumanization and cruelty that is “revolting and unacceptable,” the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide said today, underlining the Government’s responsibility to ensure that populations are protected. In […]

Refugees fleeing danger are ‘not dangerous themselves’ – UN agency chief

High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi briefs the press in Beirut, Lebanon, on his landmark trip to Syria.

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The head of the United Nations refugee agency warned developed countries against politicizing the issue of refugees, stressing that the move risked undermining the principle of international solidarity with those fleeing war and persecution. “These are people that flee from danger, they’re not dangerous themselves,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told reporters in […]

UN report details ‘devastating cruelty’ against Rohingya population in Myanmar’s Rakhine province

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In a report issued by the United Nations human rights arm, the widespread human rights violations against the Rohingya population by Myanmar’s security forces in the country’s northern Rakhine state indicate the very likely commission of crimes against humanity. The flash report – released today by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human […]

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