Daily Archives: May 28, 2017

UNFPA provides ambulance, improves healthcare for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

UNFPA provides ambulance, improves healthcare for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

The United Nations Population Fund or UNFPA has provided a new ambulance and inaugurated the improved primary healthcare services for the Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar camps. The ambulance handed over to an NGO,...
Two police officers guard one of the closed madrasas in Thaketa Township, Rangoon, after authorities inspected the building, April 29, 2017. © 2017 Richard Weir/Human Rights Watch

Burma’s Muslims Face Long Walks to Pray during Ramadan

On the eve of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Muslims in Burma’s Thaketa Township in Rangoon will have even fewer places to pray or study their faith. Late last month, the township’s two...
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Nationalist Buddhist group gathers in Myanmar despite ban

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and supporters of an ultranationalist Buddhist group gathered at an annual conference on the outskirts of Myanmar’s biggest city on Saturday despite being banned by...
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The ‘nowhere people’: ROHiNGYA MUSLIMS IN INDIA

India, or ‘Bharat’ as we are being asked to call her, upholder of the principle of ‘Vasudaiva Kutumbakam’ (‘This world is one family’) for centuries, which takes pride in welcoming refugees from neighbouring and...
In this May 16, 2017 photo, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West

Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to China again

WASHINGTON – Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the United States helped the Southeast Asian country make the transition to a civilian government after five decades of...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...