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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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...