Myanmar

Conflict & Justice

What it’s like to live in the world’s toughest places for women

Rashida’s situation — and fears — are not uncommon among Rohingya women living in the overcrowded makeshift settlements in Bangladesh. Nearly 20 percent of families included at least one pregnant woman like Rashida, a late 2017 survey found (less than half of those pregnant refugees had received prenatal care). Despite efforts from the Bangladesh government, nongovernmental organizations and the United Nations, services are struggling to meet these families’ basic needs.

Conflict & Justice

The 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya community is underway

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is often seen on as a place of military rule, gradually moving towards democracy. But in recent weeks a new story has emerged: what one UN offical called the 'ethnic cleansing' of a religious minority. Refugees fleeing from the affected areas have told horrendours stories of rapes, killings and house burnings, although these claims are denied by the government.