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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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...