Daily Archives: April 26, 2017

How a two-week army crackdown reignited Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

How a two-week army crackdown reignited Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

TAKE WHAT YOU CAN: Rohingya children rummaged last October through the ruins of a village market that was set on fire during the army's "clearance operation" in Rakhine state. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun In November, Myanmar's...
Command structure of the Myanmar army’s operation in Rakhine

Command structure of the Myanmar army’s operation in Rakhine

By WA LONE On the ground, the military operation in Rakhine State has been overseen by Major General Maung Maung Soe, the chief of the army’s Western Command, one of 14 regional commands operating across...
The refugee crisis is everywhere, yet we are inevitably desensitized to it as it has been going on so long

New app allows user to ‘walk a mile’ in a Rohingya refugee’s shoes

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ping on Kathijah's phone. The Rohingya girl picks up the message, it is from her brother Ishak in Myanmar. "Kat, r u safe?" he writes. "It...
Indonesia to Send Humanitarian Aid for Rohingya Muslims: Jokowi

Indonesia to Send Humanitarian Aid for Rohingya Muslims: Jokowi

Jakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo met with former UN secretary general Kofi Annan to discuss efforts to resolve the humanitarian crisis of the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, Myanmar, at the Bali International Convention...
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Inside Burma: Land Of Fear (War Documentary) – Real Stories

Want to watch more History Documentaries? Go to our dedicated history documentary channel called Timeline - https://goo.gl/WHJFhh A prison without bars, over a million Burmese citizens have been forced out of their homes and thousands...
Left For Dead: Myanmar’s Muslim Minority (Full Length)video

Left For Dead: Myanmar’s Muslim Minority (Full Length)

In recent years, democratic reforms have swept through Myanmar, a country that for decades was ruled by a military junta. As the reforms took hold, however, things were growing progressively worse for the Rohingya,...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...