refugee

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims not native, refugee numbers exaggerated

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims not native, refugee numbers exaggerated

Reuters YANGON: Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the US ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing gave his most extensive account of the […]

What’s in Trump’s executive order halting refugee program

What’s in Trump’s executive order halting refugee program

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday his administration wants more rigorous screening of refugees and visitors from certain countries to prevent terrorist attacks. Here is what Trump’s order on “extreme vetting” – denounced by civil rights groups as discriminatory – includes. Temporary Suspension of Visas for Certain Countries The order bars the entry of […]

South Sudan refugee crisis: The wooden bridge between death and safety

South Sudan refugee crisis: The wooden bridge between death and safety

For three years South Sudan has tumbled deeper into self-inflicted chaos, and it now finds itself on the brink of something even more terrifying. United Nations officials rarely use the words “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing,” but they now say potentially both could envelop the world’s youngest country. Since violence flared in Juba in July and […]