Daily Archives: July 9, 2017

UN, Myanmar smoke and mirrors on Rohingya means no resolution in sight — Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy

UN, Myanmar smoke and mirrors on Rohingya means no resolution in sight — Centre...

The Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA) notes that recently in March 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a report prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human...
These are complex issues but they are not intractable

Rohingya issues not intractable, says UN refugee chief

The head of the UN’s refugee agency urged the government of Myanmar to find solutions to the complex issues in western Rakhine state where the minority Rohingya Muslim population has faced persecution for decades. “These...
The map shows Maungdaw, Buthidaung, and Rathedaung townships in western Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Myanmar Political Parties Call For Martial Law in Northern Rakhine State

Fourteen political parties in Myanmar, including the main opposition party, urged the civilian government on Thursday to order martial law in the unstable northern area of Rakhine state where a series of disappearances and...
UNHCR High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi gestures during a news conference at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, July 7, 2017

UNHCR chief urges Myanmar to grant Rohingya citizenship

The head of the U.N. refugee agency urged Myanmar on Friday to grant citizenship to the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority in the Asian country where sectarian violence has displaced tens of thousands since...

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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...