The United Nations has warned aid workers in western Burma of rising hostility and imminent protests from troubled Arakan State’s majority Buddhists, some of whom say humanitarian agencies are giving…
Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing to Bangladesh as the total number of dead from recent violence is confirmed by the army at more than 130.
Former UN chief Kofi Annan, who chairs a commission on resolving Arakan’s problems, voices concern as the army reports a rising death toll from recent violence in the state.
Unrest in the Muslim-majority north of Arakan State is taking a “terrible toll” on children, the UN children’s agency said as it called for full access to the region.
Diplomats on a mission to northern Arakan State say the government has agreed to allow a resumption of aid to the region.
The visit comes as reports of human rights abuses continue amid tight security in the predominantly Muslim region.