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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Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of...