Daily Archives: July 25, 2017

Climate of fear hinders Rakhine media tour

Climate of fear hinders Rakhine media tour

A government-arranged trip to northern Rakhine State brought welcome opportunities to assess the situation on the ground but the picture remains blurred by translation and logistical difficulties, as well as residents’ fear of the...
Monsoon Session of Parliament: Swapan Dasgupta raises concern over influx of Rohingya refugees in Jammu, Ladakh

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Swapan Dasgupta raises concern over influx of Rohingya refugees in...

New Delhi: Veteran journalist and nominated member Swapan Dasgupta on Monday expressed concern over the reported influx of Rohingya refugees in Jammu and Ladakh saying it was a matter of national security. Raising the issue...
South Korea prepares for arrival of 30 Burmese refugees next week

South Korea prepares for arrival of 30 Burmese refugees next week

SOUTH KOREA is expecting to take in a total of 30 Burmese (Myanmar) refugees next week as part of a resettlement programme led by the United Nations, according to a local report. Korea Herald quoted...
BJP clueless about tackling Rohingya issue in Jammu

BJP clueless about tackling Rohingya issue in Jammu

JAMMU: The issue of illegal settlement of Rohingya Muslims in and around Jammu and the security threat posed by them to the National Security reverberated in the upper house of the Indian Parliament for...
Maung Zaw shows the ‘pink card’ he received in 2014 in Taung Paw Camp, Myebon. 13 March 2017. Photo: Antolín Avezuela Aristu

Citizenship for a few, rights for none: the Rohingya in Myanmar

“Nothing has changed for me since I got citizenship,” says Daw Gulban, a 53 year-old Rohingya woman living in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Myebon Town, Rakhine State, Myanmar. Daw Gulban...

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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...