Over 600,000 Rohingya have had to flee awful, systematic violence at the hands of the Myanmar military, seeking refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh. Nearly two-thirds are children.
After meeting with Myanmar's civilian and military leadership, the US Secretary of State said that Washington is deeply concerned by credible reports of wide-spread atrocities committed by Myanmar's security forces.
Myanmar soldiers "systematically targeted" Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, UN special envoy Pramila Patten says.
Knut Ostby to take over the humanitarian role, replacing outgoing envoy Renata Lok-Dessallien, who completed her nearly four-year term in October.
Why won't the world spur into action to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children at risk?
Myanmar is refusing entry to a UN panel that was tasked with investigating allegations of abuses after a smaller military counteroffensive launched in October 2016.
While Rohingya refugees face monsoon rains, scant food and virtually non-existent sanitation, many of them say it's still better than getting killed or maimed in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
About 40 people are missing and presumed drowned after a boat of fleeing Rohingya Muslims capsized off Bangladesh on Thursday.
Officials say special shelters for around 6,000 Rohingya children, who entered the country without parents, are for their own protection.
Bangladesh border guards said they have seen no boats carrying Rohingya on the Naf river, which marks the Myanmar border. The UN also said "the influx has dropped" but did not give any reason for the dramatic fall in new arrivals.
Save the Children says as more refugees from Myanmar arrive in Bangladesh, they face the risk of dying from a lack of food, water and supplies. One million Rohingya Muslims are expected to seek shelter by the end of the year.
Rohingya stumble on landmines allegedly planted by Myanmar's army on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border as they flee Rakhine state.
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