Daily Archives: February 12, 2017

When a ship uses the GMDSS, it basically sends a distress signal via a satellite or radio communication equipment

IMB warns Nautical Aliya of robbery risk in Chittagong waters

ON BOARD THE NAUTICAL ALIYA IN THE BAY OF BENGAL: The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned this ship of the risk of robberies in Chittagong waters. The Nautical Aliya, which is undertaking the 'Food...
Rumours that a container full of aid from the Food Flotilla for Myanmar mission were seized by Myanmar authorities and Buddhist monks at Yangon port is not true, chief de mission Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said today

Abdul Azeez denies claims humanitarian aid seized

ON BOARD THE NAUTICAL ALIYA IN THE BAY OF BENGAL: "Food Flotilla For Myanmar" humanitarian mission head Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim has dismissed allegations that the 500 tonnes of food and supplies...
Abdul Azeez said when the ship docked in Chittagong on Monday, the volunteers hoped to visit the Rohingya refugee camps in Kutupalong and Teknaf.

Volunteers waiting for permission to disembark in Bangladesh

ON BOARD THE NAUTICAL ALIYA IN THE ANDAMAN SEA: Volunteers of the 'Food Flotilla for Myanmar' humanitarian mission have still not obtained permission from the Bangladesh Government to disembark and travel to the Rohingya...
The Burmese border security force calls us ‘Bengalis’ due to linguistic affinity and skin colour, even though we never came to Bangladesh before

The ‘floating people’ of Myanmar: how Rohingya refugees reclaim their identity through art and...

The Moghs refer to us as ‘floating people’ as we do not have citizenship in our country. My grandfather, father, and I were all born and lived there… yet, I am considered a...
Buffalos are seen in the Thengar Char island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, February 2, 2017 REUTERS

Rohingya island construction work begins

The government estimates 400,000 Rohingya refugees are living in Bangladesh, including nearly 70,000 who have arrived since October fleeing violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine state Bangladesh government has ordered construction to start at a desolate...
A woman walks among debris after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe, Myanmar.

Analysts Detail Changes Needed to Resolve Myanmar’s Rohingya Situation

A recent report issued by the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights chronicles killings, gang rapes, beatings, disappearances, and other crimes and acts of cruelty against ethnic Rohingya Muslims at...

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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...