Daily Archives: May 22, 2017

Rathedaung Township

Village Administrator Found Beheaded in Arakan State

RANGOON – An administrator for 100 households in Pazunchaung village was found beheaded in Arakan State’s Rathedaung Township early Friday morning, said border police deputy major Naing Naing Htun. The victim’s name was Noru Slin. “A...
Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, delivers her report, during the 34th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 13, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

Myanmar may be trying to ‘expel’ all Rohingya

A UN rights expert says Myanmar may be seeking to "expel" all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, and is pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses against the Muslim minority community. The United Nations special...
Dozens of Rohingya refugees have died in Malaysian jails

Dozens of Rohingya refugees have died in Malaysian jails

Dozens of Rohingya refugees in Malaysian jails have died over the last two years, the Guardian reported Tuesday. Refugees, most of whom were from Myanmar, claim to have been imprisoned in horrific conditions in...
Explosion of Handmade Bombs Kills Two in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

ECHO Factsheet – The Rohingya crisis – May 2017

The figures refer to European Commission humanitarian aid only, and do not include contributions by EU Member States. Download http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/rohingya_en_1.pdf Key messages The Rohingya crisis is a human rights crisis with serious humanitarian consequences. In Myanmar/Burma, the...
ALOR STAR: Some 300 Rohingya gathered at Kampung Kepala Bendang near here today to pay tribute to the discovery of several mass graves in Perlis, thought to contain bodies of fellow migrantsvideo

300 Rohingya mark 2nd anniversary of Wang Kelian ‘migrant’ mass graves find

ALOR STAR: Some 300 Rohingya gathered at Kampung Kepala Bendang near here today to pay tribute to the discovery of several mass graves in Perlis, thought to contain bodies of fellow migrants. <iframe width="560" height="315"...

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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...