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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Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...