UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein delivered a blistering assessment today of the state of human rights around the globe.

Burma’s government has used guns and machetes to kill the Rohingya … but a more subtle form of ethnic cleansing is at work as well, writes Nicholas Kristof.

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 bulldozed…

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.

Diphtheria’s recent resurgence in disparate, crisis-ridden nations represents a “shameful” reality that the bacterial infection, virtually eliminated even in poor countries, is still killing vulnerable populations, writes Michael Edelstein of the Centre on Global Health…

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.

Diphtheria is spreading swiftly among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, with more than 110 suspected cases and 6 deaths, the WHO reported yesterday.

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…

The Rohingya refugee crisis unfolding in Bangladesh is a “public-health time-bomb,” writes MSF International President Joanne Liu.   Following a recent visit to Bangladesh, which has absorbed almost 600,000 refugees recently, Liu says yesterday’s donor pledging…