Daily Archives: July 27, 2017

Bangladesh government officials say they have begun a new census to determine the exact number of Rohingya refugees living inside their borders

Kutupalong: Playing ping pong with Rohingya lives

If you walk around in Kutupalong, you will get an urge to dismantle the set of institutions, practises and relationships which have created the place. You will want to do so because you will...
Elections; Myanmar; Rohingya minority; Genocide; Aung San Suu Kyi, United Nations

The Muslims of Myanmar: Has the UN failed the Rohingya?

Aid workers and human rights groups are critical of how the Rohingya crisis has been handled by senior UN officials A fortnight before Cyclone Mora slammed into his home, Abdel drank tea with us on...
Dawbon police find group of 18 Rohingya refugees in hiding

Dawbon police find group of 18 Rohingya refugees in hiding

They were staying in two apartment buildings located within Dawbon Township’s Nwe Aye Ward. Photo: WikiCommons Authorities have arrested eighteen Rohingya Muslims who were hiding out in Dawbon Township, according to 7Day. On Monday, police received...
New angles of Buddhist atrocities against Myanmar Muslims

New angles of Buddhist atrocities against Myanmar Muslims

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - After months of banning media coverage of Myanmar's bloody incidents against the Rohingya minority, a group of journalists were allowed to visit the victims and publish a handful of stories. A...
Men carry the body of Maung Nu, a Rohingya Muslim who was killed by a Buddhist mob, away from the crime scene in Sittwe, capital of western Myanmar's Rakhine state, July 4, 2017.

Myanmar Police Arrest Man For Deadly Rakhine Mob Attack on Rohingya

Men carry the body of Maung Nu, a Rohingya Muslim who was killed by a Buddhist mob, away from the crime scene in Sittwe, capital of western Myanmar's Rakhine state, July 4, 2017. RFA Myanmar police...
Rohingya situation has not improved under new government - UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar

Parliament condemns statement by Yanghee Lee

The parliament on Tuesday approved a proposal to condemn the statement of Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, criticising the country’s human rights record and the government’s failure to address...
Women and girls have accused soldiers and police officers of rape and sexual assault during months of violence between Muslims and Buddhists in Burma

Rohignya Muslim women ‘raped by Burma soldiers and abandoned by husbands who blame them’

  'My husband told me he is going to leave me. He blamed me for not running away' Women and girls have accused soldiers and police officers of rape and sexual assault during months of violence...

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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...