Daily Archives: March 1, 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi requested that the US not use the term Rohingya

Is Rohingya persecution caused by business interests rather than religion?

Both Buddhist and Muslim smallholders have been victims of corporate land grabs in Myanmar. Is the focus on religion just a distraction? In the last four years Myanmar’s Rohingya, a centuries-old Muslim minority group, have...
Rohingya Muslim children play inside Thet Kal Pyin displacement camp in Sittwe, western Myanmar's Rakhine state

Myanmar’s Decision to Give Some Muslims Official IDs Stirs Protest

Around 600 people in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state have protested a government decision to give 53 Muslims official identification cards, saying the move was illegal. The protests on Monday in Sittwe and Maungdaw underscore the...
Rohingya Muslim boys stand at U Shey Kya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar

Turkey sends aid to Rohingya Muslims

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said Monday that it had delivered food to 18,500 displaced Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar this month. The aid, including rice; oil; beans; salt and spices, was distributed in...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...