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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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...