Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

US calls out Myanmar in Security Council’s first ‘thematic debate’ on human rights

US calls out Myanmar in Security Council’s first ‘thematic debate’ on human rights

The UN Security Council on Tuesday held its first debate on human rights not connected to a particular conflict. The debate was initiated by US ambassador Nikki Haley, who called out the usual suspects...
The traditional view has been that the Security Council is for maintaining international peace and security, not for human rights

Former Soldier and Two Reporters Arrested For Smuggling Rohingya in Arakan State

RANGOON — A former soldier and two reporters were arrested by police at Taungpon Gyi border checkpoint in southern Arakan State along with the three Rohingya men who they are accused of smuggling from...
The Plight of a Rohingya Family Divided by Their Search for a Better Future

The Plight of a Rohingya Family Divided by Their Search for a Better Future

THET KEL PYIN, Myanmar, Apr 19 (EFE).- Jamal Husein weeps as he gazes at his mobile phone screen, the faces of his wife and children looking back at him from a displaced persons camp...
Screams of Burnt-alive Rohingya Children Echoed

Screams of Burnt-alive Rohingya Children Echoed – A Decisive Call to the Collective Conscience...

Rohingyas’ desperate children are on their knees before the collective conscience of the world – the UN, the governments and the entire humanity—‘begging-for-their-lives’—They’re not, but like our own kids! “And, if by now we fail,...
The jade and timber are almost gone

China’s interest in a peacekeeping role is new, but its objectives haven’t changed

REUTERS/Jason Lee China’s interest in a peacekeeping role is new, but its objectives haven’t changed. “China doesn’t want an escalation in fighting, but it also doesn’t want a Western-funded peace process bringing international monitors and...

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Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed from Rakhine state, in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, into Bangladesh from August last year

‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’: Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 9 (Reuters) - For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning...