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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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...