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Food aid operation begins to reach two million affected by Myanmar crisis

New York: Two million people facing growing food insecurity linked to the ongoing political crisis in Myanmar are to receive nutrition assistance, amid rising “hunger and desperation”, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday.

UN chief highlights key role of Asian regional bloc in ending Myanmar crisis

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on Monday for leaders in Asia to bolster efforts towards finding a peaceful solution to the bloody crisis in Myanmar, sparked by the military coup in February.

Myanmar heading towards a ‘full-blown conflict’, UN human rights chief warns

New York: The ongoing repression of protests in Myanmar could spark a “full-blown conflict” on a par with Syria, the United Nations’ top human rights official warned on Tuesday, urging States with influence to take immediate and impactful action to halt the “slaughter” of civilians.

Myanmar: UN rights office ‘deeply disturbed’ over intensifying violence against protesters

New York: The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday it is “deeply disturbed” that the crackdown on peaceful protesters in Myanmar “continues to intensify”, with a soaring death toll on the streets, increasingly aggressive use of lethal force, arbitrary arrests, and reports of torture in custody.

Myanmar crisis: UN chief 'appalled' by escalating violence with dozens reported killed over weekend

New York: The UN chief on Monday issued a statement saying he was "appalled" by the reported killing over the weekend of dozens of protesters calling for the restoration of democracy, at the hands of the country's military.

Myanmar: UN office expresses ‘strong concern’ at use of force against demonstrators

New York: The United Nations in Myanmar has voiced strong concerns over Tuesday’s reported use of force by security forces against demonstrators protesting the military takeover and arrests of elected leaders and politicians.

Biden says US may re-impose sanctions on Myanmar over recent actions

Washington/Sputnik: US President Joe Biden said on Monday the United States may re-impose sanctions on Myanmar in connection with the most recent coup there.

US voices concern over political developments in Myanmar 

Naypyidaw/Washington: The US government has expressed concern over the political developments in Myanmar.

Rohingya's rally to mark second anniversary of exodus in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 25 ( UNI) Thousands of Rohingya refugees held a rally at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday, marking the second anniversary of the start of the crisis that began following an offensive of Myanmar army.

Boat carrying Rohingya refugees capsizes near Bangladesh, at least 11 dead

Cox's Bazar, Oct 9 (IBNS): At least 11 Rohingya refugees have died after a boat carrying them capsized near the Bangladeshi coast on Monday morning, local Dhaka Tribune reported.