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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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...