Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh scramble for food

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh scramble for food

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are scrambling for food and water. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims arrived from western Myanmar since Aug. 25. They are fleeing a Myanmar government offensive against insurgents. The UN called Myanmars actions ethnic cleansing. The recent wave of refugees sparked a humanitarian crisis in both Myanmar and Bangladesh. Sep 16, 2017
Philippines Congress cuts budget of Human Rights Watchdog To $20

Philippines Congress cuts budget of Human Rights Watchdog To $20

The Philippines House of Representatives has voted to slash the budget of a government agency investigating President Rodrigo Dutertes war on drugs. The budget of the Commission on Human Rights was cut from $38m to $20, but the new proposal still requires approval by the Philippines Senate. Sep 13, 2017
270,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh after weeks of violence

270,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh after weeks of violence

270,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh in the past two weeks. The ethnic minority is fleeing violence in Myanmars Rakhine State. Resources of aid agencies and communities in Bangladesh are strained. Villagers said they were told to feed the refugees and send them on to camps. Bangladesh is already caring for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who previously fled discrimination in Myanmar. Sep 9, 2017