Daily Archives: April 23, 2017

To the door of no return

To the door of no return

India is home to 4.5 lakh refugees from 12 different countries. Why then is the home ministry being particularly tough on Myanmar’s Rohingyas? Sonia Sarkar finds out NOBODY'S PEOPLE: (Above) Raheema Khatoon with her children;...
Rohingya Suffering In Myanmar

Rohingya Suffering In Myanmar: Habib Siddiqui

Last week the NPR published a report on gruesome crimes of the Myanmar security forces against the Rohingyas, which can be viewed by clicking here. --------- Rohingya Families Flee Persecution And Suffering In Myanmar For Bangladesh With...
Reporter Kannikar Petchkaew traces the Rohingya story– from citizenship to stateless refugees - over a lifetime

From citizens and soldiers to stateless refugees: Rohingya memories

In Myanmar, it’s more than a year since Nobel Peace Prize recipient; Aung San Suu Kyi became Myanmar’s de facto leader. She rose to power on a wave of popularity, and the promise to resolve...
Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar face further threats in India

Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar face further threats in India

In India, government plans to deport Rohingya refugees are raising concerns. Thousands of the Muslim minority group have fled persecution in Mynmar, and now live in exile in neighbouring countries, including India. But as Bismillah Geelani...
Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Describe Military Tactic Of Systematic Rape

Can You Still Have Hope When Life Seems Hopeless?

Can all hope be lost? I used to think not. I used to think that no matter how tough life gets for people, they always have hope to cling to – to get them through it. Then...
Economic reforms lost momentum in the latter part of the USDP administration, as investors adopted

Suu Kyi’s silence on ethnic cleansing

“I’m just a politician,” Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi told the BBC last week. “I’m no Mother Teresa.” Fair enough: She has a country to run and an army to hold at bay....
Canada Should Stand Up For The Persecuted Rohingya Of Myanmar

Canada Should Stand Up For The Persecuted Rohingya Of Myanmar

If one asked about the violent hot spots in the world, even a reasonably well informed Canadian would usually think of the Middle East and Africa. Very few would mention Burma, now officially known...

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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...
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer to take Rohingya refugees including rape victims

Bangladesh did not accept an offer by Canada to take in Rohingya refugees, including women who were raped, Canadian officials said, as the South...

Fear and mistrust surround latest plan to return Rohingya

Rohingya refugees collect water at Kutupalong refugee camp in BangladeshChandan Khanna/AFP Rights groups say a plan to return Rohingya to Myanmar from Bangladesh as early...