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Bombs hit Rakhine town ahead of Daw Suu visit

Three small bombs were detonated in a Rakhine town on the day of a visit by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. No one was injured in the December 19th blasts, which went off in the town of Manaung, on an island south of Sittwe. However, the incid
Japan's Kono meets Aung San Suu Kyi, pledges help on Rohingya issue

Refugee issues discussed between Japan and Myanmar

Meeting with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Tara Kono discussed Myanmar’s refugee issues. Japan pledged support for investigations into the longstanding crisis on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. “A
Myanmar govt orders internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin amid escalated tensions

Internet shutdown in Rakhine by Government

Authorities have ordered telecom companies to shut down internet services in Rakhine State, amid increased fighting in the area. An article in Reuters quoted Telenor Group as saying that the Ministry of Transport and Communications had directed all t
Seven killed in Myanmar monastery shelling

Civilians killed in Rakhine shelling says witnesses

Seven civilians have been killed during renewed fighting in Rakhine State between the Myanmar Army and the Arakan Army. According to an AFP article, the fighting broke out close to a monastery in Sapa Htar village, in Minbya Township. The article quo
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UN refugees chief visits IDPs in Rakhine

Filippo Grandi, chief of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has visited refugee camps in Rakhine State, amid escalating conflict in the restive state. According to reports, Grandi visited camps for internally displaced people in Buthidaung and Ma
UN calls for 'rapid and unimpeded' aid access to Myanmar

UN official calls for aid access in Rakhine

A senior UN official has urged the Myanmar government to improve access for aid workers in conflict-torn Rakhine State. It is estimated that there are around 33,000 displaced people in the region. According to a Reuters article, Ursula Mueller, a UN