Daily Archives: July 18, 2017

Rohingya refugees gather to collect relief supplies at the Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Bangladesh May 31, 2017

Myanmar needs to get serious about peace

David Baulk is a Myanmar Human Rights Specialist with Fortify Rights. Last month, Myanmar's de-facto leader and former human-rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi convened a conference to try to end the many wars that...
No children that were assessed in 45 villages met the 'minimum adequate diet

Burma: 80,000 Muslim Rohingya children starving after military violence, warns UN agency

Hundreds of thousands of children in Burma are starving and are in need of treatment for acute malnutrition over the next year, a United Nations agency has warned. The World Food Programme‘s report was compiled...
Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh to escape ongoing violence against them in Myanmar

Over 80,000 Rohingya kids ‘wasting’ from hunger in Myanmar: UN

The United Nations has warned that tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim children under the age of five are in dire need of treatment for "acute malnutrition" in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine. The World...
Rohingya crisis: UN warns 80,000 children 'wasting' from hunger in Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: UN warns 80,000 children ‘wasting’ from hunger in Myanmar

Some 75,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya people who fled a bloody army crackdown live in western Rakhine state and are reeling from a food crisis Rosmaida Bibi, right, who suffers from severe malnutrition, sits with her...
Rohingya refugees gather to collect relief supplies

Rohingya Muslim children face starvation amid Burma crackdown

Food insecurity increased following 'security incidents and ensuing violence in late 2016' WFP said. Hundreds protest Aung San Suu Kyi panel on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar IBTimes US At least 85,000 children from the Muslim Rohingya...
Bangladesh is not party to the UN convention on refugees and refuses to provide most Rohingya access to education, healthcare and work

The unwanted: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (CNN)Children with henna-painted hands play outside mud-walled hovels with damaged roofs in one of Bangladesh's biggest refugee camps. They're among 276,000 Rohingya people living in camps and informal settlements in and around...

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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...