Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO)
Press Release: 1 May 2020
“Leaving no one behind” amidst genocide: the Myanmar government’s response to Covid-19 in Rakhine State
On April 10, 2020, the Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release, “Myanmar leaves no one behind in its fight against COVID-19 in Rakhine State,” describing its intensified efforts to raise public awareness about the virus “in Rakhine and Muslim villages and IDP camps,” and to work with the UN and INGOs to address any possible outbreak in the IDP camps. Continue reading ““Leaving no one behind” amidst genocide: the Myanmar government’s response to Covid-19 in Rakhine State”
UNFPA Concerned about Decision Not to Allow Census Respondents to Self-Identify as Rohingya
YANGON — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is deeply concerned about the Myanmar Government’s decision not to allow census respondents who wish to self-identify their ethnicity as Rohingya to do so.
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Burma: Postpone Flawed Census to Avert Violence
Stop Further Attacks on Aid Workers in Arakan State
(New York, March 29, 2014) – Burma’s national government should postpone the planned nationwide census to prevent growing communal violence and attacks on the aid community, Human Rights Watch said today. At greatest risk are vulnerable Muslim communities and aid workers from international organizations.
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UNFPA Statement on Myanmar Census and Violence in Rakhine State
YANGON—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is very concerned about the mob attacks on international NGO and UN offices in Sittwe yesterday, and supports the call by the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (a.i.) on the Government to ensure the protection of the humanitarian and development community in Rakhine State.
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