Daily Archives: May 24, 2017

More Rohingya refugees staying in Medan to be sent to US

More Rohingya refugees staying in Medan to be sent to US

Asmotullah, an 18-year-old Rohingya refugee, cried in sadness as he was about to leave his friends behind in Indonesia to go to the United States, the land of his dreams. He hugged them one by...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi seeks to revive peace process with fresh talks

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi seeks to revive peace process with fresh talks

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi will open a new round of talks with some of the country’s myriad ethnic groups on Wednesday, looking to revive a stuttering peace process after...
A group of rescued migrant children, mostly Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladesh, sit upon their arrival in the fishing town of Kuala Langsa on May 15, 2015.

UNICEF calls on Myanmar to address long-term deprivations faced by Rohingya children

UNICEF demanded Tuesday intensified efforts from Myanmar's government to protect children of the Muslim Rohingya community from violence and abuse as well as ensure that their humanitarian needs are met. The U.N. Children's Fund released...
Attacks on border posts in October triggered an army crackdown that led tens of thousands of Rohingya to flee

Myanmar army rejects UN Rohingya abuse claims

Myanmar's military has rejected allegations by the United Nations that it committed atrocities during its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims last year. Some 65,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh as the military searched for those behind attacks...
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Driven out by militants, 300 people from Myanmar flee to Mizoram

GUWAHATI: A Myanmar-based insurgent group has driven out nearly 300 people, mostly women and children, from their homes forcing them to flee to neighbouring Mizoram in search of refuge. According to defence sources, the exodus...
Rohingya Refugees ‘beaten and thrown out of vehicle’ by staffs of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society

Rohingya Refugees ‘beaten and thrown out of vehicle’ by staffs of Bangladesh Red Crescent...

TEKNAF: A father of 2-year old Rohingya refugee from the unregistered Leda Camp was abused and severely beaten by staffs of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society after complaining the illegal selling of his relief ticket. The...

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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...