After 90% percent of Burma’s Rohingya population have been forced to flee Rakhine state, survivors recount the devastating siege on the village of Tula Toli, where bullets flowed “like raindrops” as members of the Muslim minority were systematically raped and murdered.

UN agencies and Burma’s government hammered out text for an MoU paving the way for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, UNCHR reported yesterday. 

Graphic footage has surfaced of the Burmese government destroying evidence of mass graves of slain Rohingya Muslims after media investigations exposed several sites in Rahkine state. The disturbing footage obtained by The Arakan Project documents mass graves being…

Adding to horrific rapes and killings against Rohingya Muslims, Burma’s military has weaponized food—enforcing crippling curfews, closing off access to diet staples like rice, and restricting food aid and trade.

Dozens of Rohingya Muslim women and girls detailed horrific “sweeping and methodical” rape at the hands of Burma’s security forces. Aung San Suu Kyi’s government denies accounts of rape; an internal military investigation last month concluded such assaults never took place…

The head of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka blasted funding cuts as violence against women in conflict zones grows “worse than anything we’ve ever seen before.” Campaigners highlighted remarkable failures of the UK’s Angeline Jolie-fronted, 13-country violence prevention…

Bleeding, infection and unsafe abortions cause 2,800 pregnancy-related deaths every year in Burma. Limited staffing and training capacity for maternal health care, regional language barriers and resistance to family planning are all barriers to preventing maternal deaths…

A combination of challenging logistics and ideology block broader access to contraceptives in the poorest pockets of Burma (Myanmar), such as Chin State—where only around 3% of the women have access to family planning. That stands in stark contrast to the rest of the…

HIV-positive patients in Asia have endured discrimination including being expelled from hospitals, forced to undergo sterilization, and refused surgeries, according to a series of interviews by Asia Catalyst. 51 interviewees from Burma, Cambodia, China, and Vietnam…

What could possibly improve fragile and fragmented Myanmar, struggling with entrenched poverty and reeling from decades of ethnic and regional warfare?