Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

YANGON, MYANMAR – MAY 31: Some 50 Muslims pray on the street to protest the closure of two Muslim religious schools in Tharkayta Township of Yangon, Myanmar on May 31, 2017 during Muslims' holy month of Ramadan.Two madrassas were chained shut in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, on April 28 after mob led by ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks pressured authority to close them which they claimed were being operated as mosques. ( KyawKyaw - Anadolu Agency )

Muslims protest closure of religious schools in Myanmar

Muslim residents in Myanmar’s largest city Wednesday protested the closure of their two religious schools as they have fewer place for worship in the month of Ramadan -- the ninth and holiest month of...
At the Rohingya camp in Kalindi Kunj. Oinam Anand

Meet Tasmida, the first Rohingya girl to take Class X Board exam in India

Tasmida’s family fled Myanmar in 2002. Her father was imprisoned for about half a year, and his boats and papers were confiscated for selling groceries and fish in villages near Myanmar's Rakhine state. When Tasmida...
Tropical storm leaves Bangladesh flooded and thousands of Rohingya refugees 'without a roof

Rohingya camps in Bangladesh destroyed by Cyclone Mora

At least seven people have died and 50 others injured by Cyclone Mora that has also left thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh waiting for help after a night in the rain. Bangladesh's border region,...
Displaced Again: 400,000 Flee as Cyclone Hits Rohingya Refugee Camps

Displaced Again: 400,000 Flee as Cyclone Hits Rohingya Refugee Camps

Bangladeshi villagers take refuge in a cyclone shelter following an evacuation by authorities in the coastal villages of the Cox's Bazar district on May 29, 2017 as Cyclone 'Mora' gradually approaches towards the coastline....

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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...