COVID-19 update & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – COVID19/Secretary-General – COVID-19/Peace – COVID-19/Timor Leste – COVID-19/School Meals – COVID-19/Shipping of Vital Supplies – COVID-19/Women and Girls – COVID-19/Thailand – COVID-19/Journalists – COVID-19/UN – Myanmar – Human Rights – Financial Contributions COVID-19/SECRETARY-GENERAL This morning, in a historic virtual briefing, the Secretary-General briefed Member … Read more COVID-19 update & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 March 2020)

Myanmar: Karen minority demands protection in peace park

The Karen ethnic minority in Myanmar has been fighting for greater autonomy for 70 years. One of the world’s longest-running civil wars has displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Now, community leaders say they are determined to be part of a peace-building process and have created a park to do just that. Al Jazeera’s Florence … Read more Myanmar: Karen minority demands protection in peace park

Myanmar violence: Thousands displaced by fresh fighting

Government soldiers are in Rakhine state again, more than two-and-a-half years after a military offensive killed thousands of Rohingya and drove out more than 700,000 others. This time, they are fighting the Arakan Army, an armed group founded in 2009 that says it is fighting for the rights of the ethnic, mainly Buddhist, Rakhine minority. … Read more Myanmar violence: Thousands displaced by fresh fighting

Inside Rohingya camps: Government invites media to Myanmar

Al Jazeera cameras have been allowed on a tightly-controlled, government-organised trip to Rakhine state in northern Myanmar, where the army has denied carrying out a genocidal campaign against the Rohingya. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Maungdaw township in Myanmar. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us … Read more Inside Rohingya camps: Government invites media to Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: Refugees afraid to return home to Myanmar

Rohingya Muslims who fled a campaign of violence against them in Myanmar remain fearful of returning home, despite the government saying it is now ready to receive them. More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh in 2017. A recent UN court ruling ordered Myanmar to protect them. Al Jazeera’s Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Kutupalong … Read more Rohingya crisis: Refugees afraid to return home to Myanmar

HLS Human Rights Program | The International Court of Justice Case on Genocide in Myanmar

On February 25, 2020, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School hosted an expert panel to discuss the International Court of Justice case on genocide in Myanmar. In November 2019, The Gambia filed a case with the ICJ alleging that Myanmar military had violated the Genocide Convention for years in its treatment of the … Read more HLS Human Rights Program | The International Court of Justice Case on Genocide in Myanmar

Denying genocide in Myanmar: ‘Rumours and hearsay’ | UpFront (Headliner)

In January the International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Myanmar’s government rejected the ruling, saying it was based on a “distorted picture of the situation”. According to the UN, at least 10,000 people have been killed and more than 700,000 have fled Rakhine state since … Read more Denying genocide in Myanmar: ‘Rumours and hearsay’ | UpFront (Headliner)

Calls to cut ties with Myanmar | The World

Human Rights Watch is calling on the federal government to avoid dealings with Myanmar after a meeting with the country’s top military commander, who’s been accused of being responsible for crimes against ethnic Rohingya Muslims. Read more here: For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more Calls to cut ties with Myanmar | The World

Is Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of covering up war crimes? | UpFront

In this episode of UpFront we challenge Aung San Suu Kyi’s former spokesperson on allegations of genocide in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. And we debate the police response to protests in France against President Emmanuel Macron’s government with La Republique En Marche MP Roland Lescure. Follow UpFront on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJUpFront and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AJUpFront/

Why Trump added six nations to his travel ban list

The US government has announced new immigration restrictions on six countries citing security concerns. The Department of Homeland Security will suspend visas that can lead to permanent residency for nationals from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Nigeria. Sudan and Tanzania will also stop receiving “diversity visas” – a process that awards green cards to countries with … Read more Why Trump added six nations to his travel ban list