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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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...