UNFPA Concerned about Decision Not to Allow Census Respondents to Self-Identify as Rohingya

UNFPA Concerned about Decision Not to Allow Census Respondents to Self-Identify as Rohingya

Date: 01/04/2014

YANGON — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is deeply concerned about the Myanmar Government’s decision not to allow census respondents who wish to self-identify their ethnicity as Rohingya to do so.
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HW Press release: Burma: Postpone Flawed Census to Avert Violence

Burma: Postpone Flawed Census to Avert Violence
Stop Further Attacks on Aid Workers in Arakan State

(New York, March 29, 2014) – Burma’s national government should postpone the planned nationwide census to prevent growing communal violence and attacks on the aid community, Human Rights Watch said today. At greatest risk are vulnerable Muslim communities and aid workers from international organizations.

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UNFPA Statement on Myanmar Census and Violence in Rakhine State

UNFPA Statement on Myanmar Census and Violence in Rakhine State

Date: 28/03/2014

Press Release

YANGON—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is very concerned about the mob attacks on international NGO and UN offices in Sittwe yesterday, and supports the call by the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (a.i.) on the Government to ensure the protection of the humanitarian and development community in Rakhine State.

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