Human Welfare

Japan to provide $3 million to Myanmar for Rohingya return

Jan 12, 2018

Japan's foreign minister has urged Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to guarantee the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya who fled violence

Women ask Philippine leader to keep 'sex slave' statue

Jan 11, 2018

A women's group has asked the Philippine president to oppose any request by Japan to remove a newly erected statue honoring women who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II

Analysis: No sign Rohingya will be allowed to return home

Dec 24, 2017

Analysis: Despite pledges by Myanmar, no sign Rohingya refugees will be allowed to return home

American says he escaped Indonesian jail due to extortion

Dec 20, 2017

An American man who was recaptured after escaping from an overcrowded prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali says he fled because of extortion by other inmates.

Rights group reports more destruction of Rohingya villages

Dec 18, 2017

Human Rights Watch says satellite imagery shows Rohingya villages in Myanmar continued to be destroyed as Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement last month to return refugees from the ethnic Muslim minority who had fled their country amid violence

American man recaptured after 5-day Indonesia manhunt

Dec 17, 2017

Police have recaptured an American man who escaped from an overcrowded and understaffed prison on Indonesia's resort island of Bali

Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

Dec 14, 2017

International aid group Doctors Without Borders says its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces

American man escapes from prison on Indonesia's Bali

Dec 11, 2017

Indonesian police are hunting for an American citizen who escaped from an overcrowded and understaffed prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali

Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunization campaign

Dec 11, 2017

Indonesia has begun a campaign to immunize 8 million children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since January

China hosts global forum featuring own take on human rights

Dec 7, 2017

China opens a human rights forum attended by developing countries in its energetic drive to showcase what it considers the strengths of its authoritarian political system under President Xi Jinping

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