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10/12/2018 - News
The European Commission has committed an additional €5 million to provide life-saving food assistance to Rohingya communities stranded in Bangladesh.
24/08/2018 - Photo story
In August 2017, a military crackdown was launched in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, historically home to a population of Rohingya Muslims, following attacks on border posts by an insurgent group.
31/05/2018 - News
The European Commission has committed €40 million in humanitarian aid to provide life-saving support to vulnerable Rohingya civilians and host communities in Bangladesh and across Myanmar's Rakhine State.
Rohignyas in Bangladesh © WFP/Saikat_Mojumder
26/02/2018 - Photo story
Since late August, Bangladesh has witnessed an unprecedented influx of Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh's southern border district of Cox’s Bazar following the latest bouts of violence in Myanmar’s neighbouring Rakhine state.
31/10/2017 - News
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, to assess the situation on the ground and visit EU aid projects that are addressing the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Commissioner Stylianides in Myanmar.
15/05/2017 - News
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has concluded his official visit to Myanmar/Burma where he announced new funding of €12 million for the country as part of an overall €27 million package for the South and...
07/06/2016 - Blog post
The world is grappling with a growing number of people forced to flee from conflict and persecution. Today, one in every 122 humans on the planet is either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum.
01/06/2016 - Blog post
Being able to sit once more in a bright and airy room – and in her own home – makes a welcome change for Amina*. She and her family were among 145 000 people displaced during inter-communal violence in Myanmar/Burma’s western Rakhine State four...
05/04/2016 - Photo story
Myanmar’s western coastal state of Rakhine is no stranger to inter-communal tensions. The ethnically-divided region witnessed one of the worst bouts of violence in mid-2012, forcing more than 140 000 people to flee their homes – the vast majority of...
09/12/2015 - Blog post
Back in 2009, Rohima crossed the Teknaf river from Myanmar/Burma into Bangladesh – along with her only daughter. Her husband had arrived a little earlier, and they went to join him. She, though, left her father behind, in Myanmar.