Daily Archives: February 10, 2017

Francis says community members targeted 'simply because they want to live their culture and their Muslim faith

Pope Francis decries atrocities on Rohingya Muslims

About 65,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since October 2016 Pope Francis strongly criticised atrocities, including mass killings and gang rapes, committed against Rohingya Muslims. Condemning the torture and killings committed by Myanmar's security...
The talk until now has been of hundreds of deaths... we could be looking at thousands

Burmese government ‘kills more than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims’ in crackdown

Rohingya children react to the camera as they attend a class at a school inside the Kutupalang Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Reuters The Burmese authorities may have killed more than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims...
Brig-Gen Tun Myat Naing of the Arakan Army

Arakan Army Chief: ‘The Burma Army’s Real Intentions Are to Continue Fighting’

Arakan Army (AA) chief Brig-Gen Tun Myat Naing recently spoke to The Irrawaddy about the conflict between the Burma Army and the Northern Alliance—whose members are comprised of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), Ta’ang...
A volunteer of the humanitarian mission 'Food Flotilla For Myanmar' helps to put a flag on the ship 'Nautical Aliya

Rohingya aid ship will dock in Chittagong, 200km from original destination

ANDAMAN SEA: The Rohingya aid ship will stop at Chittagong port in Bangladesh after its government refused to let it dock in Teknaf, which is closer to the Myanmar border. The organisers hoped that Bangladesh...
Food Flotilla for Myanmar

Flotilla volunteers to advance to settlement camps in Cox’s Bazar after Chittagong

YANGON: Volunteers onboard Nautical Aliya will be headed to three refugees’ settlement camp in Cox’s Bazar after the vessel arrives in Chittagong. Food Flotilla for Myanmar chief de mission Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim said...
First Phase Of Food Flotilla Mission Accomplished, Yangon Receives 500-Tonne Of Aid

First Phase Of Food Flotilla Mission Accomplished, Yangon Receives 500-Tonne Of Aid

MYANMAR: Aid for the Rohingya via the Food Flotilla for Myanmar mission has been received by Myanmar Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye today. The 500-tonne humanitarian aid was successfully...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...