Daily Archives: April 27, 2017

Brigadier General Nyo Tun Aung, deputy chief of staff of the Arakan Army

“So long as the Burmese Military tries to annihilate us, clashes will continue”: Arakan...

The Arakan Army was established in April 2009, declaring its mission as safeguarding the Rakhine (Arakan) peoples right to self-determination, and protecting the cultural heritage and identity of the Rakhine ethnicity. The Arakan Army (AA)...
FILE - A woman who says she belongs to the Rohingya community from Myanmar, washes clothes in a New Delhi camp, September 13, 2014.

Uncertainty Looms for Rohingya in India

Accessed from a dusty, unpaved path, a shanty type settlement housing about 70 Rohingya families on the outskirts of New Delhi presents a squalid but quiet picture as children play, women fill water from...
Rohingya refugee children play at Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

China ready to mediate between Myanmar, Bangladesh over Rohingya row

China offered on Tuesday to help tackle a diplomatic row between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the flight of minority Rohingyas, two Bangladesh foreign ministry officials said. Around 69,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh to escape...
They are highly significant in illustrating their sense of identity and belonging, and in expressing a different form of resistance

The ‘floating people’ of Myanmar: how Rohingya refugees reclaim their identity through art and...

Farzana Kazi Fahmida, University Utara Malaysia The Moghs refer to us as ‘floating people’ as we do not have citizenship in our country. My grandfather, father, and I were all born and lived there…...
Rakhine Extremists Torch Mosque in Rathedaung

Breaking: Rakhine Extremists Torch Mosque in Rathedaung

Rathedaung — Rakhine extremists torched an ancient mosque in Rathedaung Township a few hours ago tonight, destroying the mosque from within. It has been reported that dozens of Rakhine youths, apparently locals, barged into the...
Now Suu Kyi has come under criticism from the international community and fellow Nobel laureates

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Criticized For Treatment Of Rohingya

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to journalist Poppy McPherson about Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been a disappointment to many in the international community and fellow Nobel laureates since her election. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: In Myanmar,...

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Rohingya refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
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...