Monthly Archives: July 2016

Suu Kyi calls for ‘space’ to address Myanmar’s Rohingya issue as Kerry visits

Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend a joint news conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 22 May 2016. Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi asked to be given "enough...

US defies Myanmar government request to stop using term Rohingya

Ambassador Scot Marciel says Washington will continue to call persecuted Muslim minority by name objected to by Aung San Suu Kyi’s administration US ambassador Scot Marciel in Yangon says he will continue to use the...

7 Things You Should Know About the Crisis in Burma

P. Adem Carroll is a New York Irish Muslim working on human rights and other civil society issues. Currently Adem directs New York programs for Burma Task Force USA. MORE BY THIS AUTHOR There are 60...

Aung San Suu Kyi aide: Rohingya are not our priority

No hope of the persecuted Muslim minority as National League for Democracy party spokesman says they are Bangladesh's problem Yasmin, a Rohingya Muslim, pictured with two of her children Yasmin, a Rohingya Muslim, pictured with two...

The Rohingya Issue in Myanmar

1. The Current Situation: The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority group living in the northwest part of Rakhine State in Burma (Myanmar). Rakhine State is situated on the western coast of Burma, and its...

The Truth About Myanmar’s Rohingya Issue

This article is part of “Southeast Asia: Refugees in Crisis,” an ongoing series by The Diplomat featuring exclusive articles from scholars and practitioners tackling Southeast Asia’s ongoing refugee crisis. All articles in the series...

Meeting Rohingya children’s daily needs

ABOUT 100 Rohingya refugee pupils study at the Al-Akhlas school in Selayang, which is a United Nations-registered education centre. Apart from being provided basic education, the children who had been psychologically and physically abused when...

Rohingya refugees in Myanmar receive OIC Ramadan aid

JEDDAH: More than 1,100 Rohingya families displaced from their homes in Myanmar received food aid from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) during the month of Ramadan, the Jeddah-based group said on Sunday. In a...

Nowhere People: dramatic and traumatic

By Monique Ross "Even a bird has rights. A bird can build a nest, give birth, bring food to their children and raise them until they are ready to fly. We don't have basic rights...

Asia’s worst refugee crisis in recent years could happen again

(CNN)A year after one of southeast Asia's worst refugee crises, things seem to have improved. But below the surface, the situation remains bleak. In May 2015, the world watched in horror as human traffickers stranded...

Rohingya refugees back on their feet a year after crisis

No more: Security personnel push a stranded Sri Lankan boat off the shore using a backhoe before towing it out to sea at Lhoknga Beach, Aceh, on Monday. After providing humanitarian aid, local authorities...
Several international organizations have recently warned of a genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar

Myanmar’s Rohingya Could Be The World’s Next Major Refugee Crisis

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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...