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Rohingya Muslim refugees along with Indian supporters shout slogans against human rights violations in Myanmar, during a march to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in New Delhi on December 19, 2016. Myanmar faces growing pressure from its neighbors over claims its army has carried out a bloody campaign of abuse against its Rohingya minority as ministers held emergency talks on the crisis. More than 27,000 from the Muslim ethnic group have fled northwestern Myanmar for Bangladesh since the start of November to escape a heavy-handed military counterinsurgency campaign. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images

Secret 1978 Document Indicates Burma Recognized Rohingya Legal Residence

As I detail in a prior article, Myanmar’s Buddhist government is systematically and repeatedly terrorizing the minority-Muslim Rohingya population into flight. Such attempts at what a senior U.N. official calls “ethnic cleansing” are clearly...
Indonesia's president

Aid leaves Indonesia bound for Myanmar’s Rakhine

Indonesia's president traveled to a Jakarta port Thursday to inspect a cargo of aid before it was shipped to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine State. The cargo -- destined for both Rohingya Muslim and Buddhist communities...
Myanmar’s foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi is legally barred from the presidency but is considered the country’s de facto leader.

Nobel laureates warn Aung San Suu Kyi over ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya

Letter says Myanmar’s leader and peace prize winner has failed to act as ‘grossly disproportionate’ crackdown on minority Muslim group kills hundreds More than a dozen fellow Nobel laureates have criticised Aung San Suu Kyi,...
Myanmar Rohingya refugee carries her child through a refugee camp in Teknaf

Sanction Myanmar And Give The Rohingya A State Of Their Own

In the 8th Century A.D., Rakhine State of modern Myanmar was the Kingdom of Arakan, populated by the Rohingya. But with increasing frequency over time, in 1784, 1942, 1977, 1991, 2012, and 2014, waves...
An effigy of Myanmar's Foreign Minister and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is held high before being burnt at a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in November. Photo: AP

Malaysian NGOs reveal plan to send flotilla to aid Rohingyas in Myanmar

Bangkok: Plans are underway for a "food flotilla" to sail from Malaysia to Myanmar's strife-torn western Rakhine state with emergency supplies for Rohingyas. The shipment of 200 tonnes of rice, medical aid and other...
An internally displaced Rohingya woman holds her newborn baby surrounded by children in the foreground of makeshift tents at a camp for Rohingya people in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Burma, May 13, 2013. (Representational image). VOA

Rohingya Muslim man in Rakhine State killed after speaking to Media

Myanmar authorities reported the death of a Rohingya Muslim in Rakhine state days after he spoke with the media visiting the region, officials said on Saturday. The decapitated body was found on the outskirts of...

Is trouble brewing for Rohingya refugees in Jammu?

Trouble is brewing in Jammu over the settlements of persecuted Rohingya refugees in the state. As it is there is a growing anti-refugee feeling in Jammu and a section of the political class, including...
Myanmar and the military have denied accusations by Rohingyas and rights groups of raping women, torching houses and killing civilians during their operations

Border guards stop 340 Rohingyas from entering Bangladesh

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has intercepted 34 boats carrying at least 340 Rohingyas at border points near Cox's Bazar and pushed them back in to Myanmar. The Muslim ethnic community had been trying to flee...
the Heads of OIC Permanent Missions in Geneva and Brussels briefed the meetings on the OIC’s latest efforts in responding to the Rohingya crisis

OIC Groups in Geneva and Brussels Hold Emergency Meetings on Crisis Situation Facing the...

In line with the OIC General Secretariat’s continued serious concerns regarding the situation of the Rohingya Muslim Minority; the OIC Groups in Geneva and Brussels held Emergency Meetings during the past several days to...
The Nobel laureate has shocked the world by failing to speak up for persecuted minorities. Some believe she is showing her true colors.

Is This the Real Aung San Suu Kyi?

In early November, Zaw Lay and his family were hiding in the basement of a friend’s house in Yekhatchchaung GwaSone village, near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. Two Burmese military helicopters circled overhead, firing indiscriminately at...
Htein Lin said insurgents pretended to be local villagers so they could conduct surprise strikes on security forces that moved into Maungdaw

No Peace in Myanmar’s Maungdaw Until Stolen Weapons Are Recovered: Rakhine Minister

The situation in Myanmar’s volatile Maungdaw township will be peaceful only after all weapons stolen from border guard posts during deadly attacks in early October have been recovered, a Rakhine state government official said...
Rohingya advocacy groups, however, claim around 400 Rohingya -- described by the UN as among the most persecuted groups worldwide

Myanmar situation may get out of hand, UN advisor says

A top United Nations official is warning that the ongoing violence in Myanmar's west is in danger of "getting out of hand", and is asking the country's leaders to be more assertive in resolving...

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Activists are angry at Aung San Suu Kyi's inaction over alleged atrocities against Rohingya in Rakhine [Dondi Tawatao/Reuters]

Concerns, Causes and Countermeasures to the Rohingya Problem

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui In the last four months, since August 2017, more than 615,000 natives of Arakan – the Rohingya Muslims and Hindus –...
US Ambassador to Myanmar Meets With Rakhine Political Party, NGOs to Discuss Rohingya Crisis

US Ambassador to Myanmar Meets With Rakhine Political Party, NGOs to Discuss Rohingya Crisis

The U.S. ambassador to Myanmar met with NGOs and Rakhine state’s dominant ethnic political party to discuss recent violence that has wracked the region,...
Resolving Rohingya Crisis: Europe stands by Bangladesh

Resolving Rohingya Crisis: Europe stands by Bangladesh

  EU, German, Swedish FMs assure Dhaka; Japan pledges help in repatriation process Germany, Sweden and the European Union yesterday extended their strong support to Bangladesh...
But these are the worst conditions I have encountered. This is a sentence I hear time and again from the most experienced aid workers here.

Rohingya crisis: Nothing prepared me for Bangladesh’s refugee camps

Eight-year-old May has a necklace with several keys around her neck. We ask her what they are for. Her eyes cloud over: "It is the...
China’s proposal for bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar without getting the international community involved makes no sense

Why a bilateral solution won’t work

  China’s proposal for bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar without getting the international community involved makes no sense When dealing with a humanitarian crisis, the...