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Myanmar Rohingya abuse may be 'crimes against humanity': UN

Myanmar's Rohingya may be victims of crimes against humanity, the UN's rights agency said Tuesday, as former UN chief Kofi Annan arrived in the country for a visit that will include a trip to northern Rakhine.


Asean should step in on Rohingya issue

For many years, Aung San Suu Kyi has been fighting for democracy and human right in Myanmar. The international community is looking to the National League for Democracy under her leadership to end the plight of the Rohingyas.


Thai kingpin jailed for Rohingya trafficking

A Thai man accused of masterminding the smuggling and trafficking of Rohingya migrants fleeing Myanmar has been jailed for 35 years, a court said Thursday.


More than 3,000 migrants lost in Med in 2016

More than 3,000 migrants and refugees have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, while nearly 250,000 have made the perilous journey to Europe, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.


A year on, Asia's boat people trapped in desperate limbo

One year after struggling ashore during Southeast Asia's human-trafficking crisis, Sonamia and hundreds of other desperate Rohingya migrants remain in limbo, forgotten footnotes as record numbers worldwide flee violence and persecution.


Myanmar Rohingya boat dead 'forced' to travel by sea: witnesses

Witnesses to a boat capsize that left some 20 people dead, including children, say the victims were from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority and blamed the tragedy on restrictions that forced them to journey by sea.


Image of migrant baby at barbed wire fence wins World Press Photo

A haunting black-and-white image of a refugee passing a baby under a barbed wire fence won the prestigious World Press Photo Award on Thursday, highlighting Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II.


A third of migrants sailing to Greece are children: UNICEF

Children now make up over a third of the migrants making the perilous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece, the UN said Tuesday, as two more babies drowned off Europe's shores.


Over 10,000 migrant children missing: Europol

Over 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol said Sunday, fearing many have been whisked into sex trafficking rings or the slave trade.


Migrants arrive in Indonesia after Australian turn-back: police

Sixteen asylum seekers have come ashore in Indonesia after their boat was turned back from Australia, police said Friday, prompting fresh concern from Jakarta over Canberra's tough immigration policies.


 

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