Daily Archives: July 14, 2017

Policy Briefer: Ongoing Abuses and Oppression of the Rohingya in Myanmar

Policy Briefer: Ongoing Abuses and Oppression of the Rohingya in Myanmar

Over the past many decades, the country of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has confronted no shortage of compelling human rights and humanitarian issues that have merited the deep concern of the international community....
Humanitarian Implementation Plan

Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) South and East Asia and the Pacific

Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) South and East Asia and the Pacific (ECHO/WWD/BUD/2017/01000 ) Last update: 05/07/2017 Version 2 Report from European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Download PDF (246.19 KB) Implementation...
Anti-Human Trafficking Bills Unanimously Passed by US House

Anti-Human Trafficking Bills Unanimously Passed by US House

(Photo: REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)Rohiakar, a Rohingya Muslim woman, shows a picture of her daughter Saywar Nuyar, 22, who is being held by a human trafficker, at a refugee camp outside Sittwe, Myanmar May 21,...
stop defending Myanmar military’s crimes

Suu Kyi must stop defending Myanmar military’s crimes

This past week news emerged that Myanmar would refuse to issue visas for members of a UN-mandated fact-finding mission investigating allegations of human-rights violations. Although the mission is looking into allegations of crimes against...
A Rohingya fisherman walks on the beach in Sittwe in the state of Rakhine, Myanmar March 2, 2017.

Myanmar escorts media to conflict-torn region, vows ‘no restrictions’

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar pledged on Wednesday "no restrictions" on journalists visiting the troubled state of Rakhine this week, in the first official trip to include foreign reporters to mostly Rohingya Muslim villages...
Rohingya: International Community Cannot Overlook What's Happening in Myanmar, Says Nikki Haley United Nations

Rohingya: International Community Cannot Overlook What’s Happening in Myanmar, Says Nikki Haley

In view of Myanmar denying entry to a United Nations fact finding team, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said that the international community cannot overlook the situation there. She said that Myanmar...

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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...