UN Appeals for $1 Billion for Rohingya Refugees


Among banners was one portraying Aung San Suu Kyi with a Adolf Hitler moustache, calling on her to "Return the Nobel Prize".

The United Nations (U.N.) have said that the use of Facebook possibly played a role in spreading hate speech in Myanmar.

United Nations agencies and NGO partners have released a 2018 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, with a $951 million appeal to meet the urgent needs of almost 900,000 Rohingya refugees.

Reuters/Dado RuvicFacebook has created a "Safety Page for Myanmar" wherein rules and community standards of the platform are available in free downloadable PDF format.

"As far as the Myanmar situation is concerned, social media is Facebook and Facebook is social media".

"Of course, there is always more we can do and we will continue to work with local experts to help keep our community safe".

UN Myanmar investigator Yanghee Lee said that the ultranationalist Buddhists have their own Facebooks and are really inciting a lot of violence and a lot of hatred against the Rohingya or other ethnic minorities.

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Thousands demonstrated in the city against a raft of grievances on the sidelines of an Australia-Asean special summit, where Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has vowed to tackle human rights issues.

Satellite imagery in a report by Amnesty International on Monday showed how most Rohinga villages have been bulldozed, with large concrete structures and military bases being built in their place.

Mr Kalam said he had not received confirmation from the Burmese government over the latest development, but said that in the earlier meetings between Bangladesh and Myanmar, the proposed figure was that Myanmar would accept 300 Rohingya refugees every day.

Officials have claimed that "clearance operations" against militants responsible for attacks on police stations ended in September, but that has been disputed.

The global community has accused Myanmar's military of atrocities against the Rohingya that could amount to ethnic cleansing, but the government and military deny any organized human rights violations.

The Fact-Finding Mission said in an interim report presented in Geneva that "patterns of human rights abuse across the country are linked", with events in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan states all "products of a longstanding, systemic pattern of human rights violation and abuse in Myanmar". "We welcome the appeal as Rohingya people have been a big burden on us. But we expect this to be a long-term challenge".