Myanmar

COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH - NOVEMBER 02: Rohingya Muslim refugees carry their children as they walk on an earthen berm after crossing the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh near the Naf River on November 2, 2017 near Anjuman Para in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have flooded into Bangladesh to flee an offensive by Myanmar's military that the United Nations has called 'a textbook example of ethnic cleansing'. The refugee population continues to swell further, with thousands more Rohingya Muslims making the perilous journey on foot toward the border, or paying smugglers to take them across by water in wooden boats. Hundreds are known to have died trying to escape, and survivors arrive with horrifying accounts of villages burned, women raped, and scores killed in the 'clearance operations' by Myanmar's army and Buddhist mobs that were sparked by militant attacks on security posts in Rakhine state on August 25, 2017. What the Rohingya refugees flee to is a different kind of suffering in sprawling makeshift camps rife with fears of malnutrition, cholera, and other diseases. Aid organizations are struggling to keep pace with the scale of need and the staggering number of them - an estimated 60 percent - who are children arriving alone. Bangladesh, whose acceptance of the refugees has been praised by humanitarian officials for saving lives, has urged the creation of an internationally-recognized 'safe zone' where refugees can return, though Rohingya Muslims have long been persecuted in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. World leaders are still debating how to confront the country and its de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who championed democracy, but now appears unable or unwilling to stop the army's brutal crackdown. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Apartheid In Myanmar: Rohingya Muslims Trapped In 'Open-Air Prison'

Myanmar's brutal and internationally-condemned purge of Rohingya Muslims amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," Amnesty International said in a scathing report released on Tuesday. Security forces in th...
PALONG KHALI, BANGLADESH - OCTOBER 16: Women cry and pray as thousands of Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar cross a stream in the hot sun on a muddy rice field near Palang Khali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Well over a half a million Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in Rakhine state causing a humanitarian crisis in the region with continued challenges for aid agencies. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Astonishing Drone Footage Shows Extent Of Rohingya Exodus From Myanmar

Astonishing new drone footage has captured Rohingya refugees fleeing on foot from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Released by the UNHCR, the video shows the extent of the exodus, which has seen hundreds of tho...
TEKNAFF, BANGLADESH - SEPTEMBER 12 : A Rohingya Muslim man, fled from ongoing military operations in Myanmars Rakhine state, carries his child with a basket attached to a wooden stick as they fled Bangladesh by boat over sea in Teknaff, Bangladesh on September 12, 2017. (Photo by Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Rohingya Crisis Has Created More Than 200,000 Child Refugees, UNICEF Warns

More than half of the Rohingya refugees who have fled violence and repression in Myanmar are children, UNICEF announced Tuesday. UNICEF estimates that of the more than 330,000 refugees who have crosse...