(AP) – An aid agency projects 48,000 babies will be born this year in the refugee camps for Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh after military operations against them in Myanmar. The babies will probably be born in tents in unsanitary conditions and will be at increased risk of disease and malnutrition, and of dying […]

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(The Guardian) –  More than 48,000 babies will be born this year in the cramped and squalid refugee camps where the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are living. According to Save the Children, about 130 live births are expected each day across 2018, with newborns facing malnutrition and the risk of diseases such as diphtheria, cholera and measles. Link

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(The Guardian) – A stark warning from the UN in mid-December that genocide may be taking place in Myanmar has been met by an awkward silence around the world, indicating a limited appetite for forceful humanitarian intervention, even in the most extreme cases. The persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority is beginning to resemble the plight […]

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(The New York Times) – Jehora Begum was a fast runner, racing through rice paddies and splashing through canals. But how can a 12-year-old girl outrun a bullet? When Myanmar’s military and Buddhist vigilantes descended on Rohingya Muslim villages in late August, burning homes and spraying gunfire, 14 members of Jehora’s family — including her mother, her father […]

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(BBC) – Simon Murphy has documented human rights abuses in countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Colombia. But nothing prepared him for a trip to Bangladesh with the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF). The charity has so far helped more than 40,000 families who have fled Myanmar. But Simon, from […]

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(The Washington Post) – Three months ago, these two Rohingya brothers had a loving family, a little house near a river, a worn soccer ball to play with and 15 cows for fresh milk. It’s all gone now: The family killed. The house torched. The cows stolen. Link

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(The New York Times) – In wars around the globe, thousands of children were front-line targets, used as human shields and recruited to fight this year on “a shocking scale,” Unicef said on Thursday. The United Nations agency warned against normalizing the brutality, a sentiment it has echoed in reports year after year. Link

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