Daily Archives: July 28, 2017

Urgent Assistance Needed in Myanmar as Children 'Waste Away' - Cash-Strapped WFP

Urgent Assistance Needed in Myanmar as Children ‘Waste Away’ – Cash-Strapped WFP

A United Nations report has warned that more than 80,000 children under the age of five, living in western Myanmar, are in need of urgent treatment for acute malnutrition over the next 12 months. The...
More than 150,000 UNHCR-registered refugees, asylum-seekers in Malaysia

More than 150,000 UNHCR-registered refugees, asylum-seekers in Malaysia

(File pix) 10 countries made up the majority of refugees and asylum seekers, with the highest coming from Myanmar (133,725 people) ; Pakistan 3,548; Sri Lanka 2,328; Yemen 2,095; Somalia 2,062; Syria 1,980; Iraq...
A Rohingya refugee sits near a house destroyed by Cyclone Mora in Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh, in May 2017

Myanmar’s Rohingya stuck in limbo between persecution and relocation

JUDY WOODRUFF: But, first, we turn to Bangladesh and the plight of the Rohingya. They are an ethnic minority group seeking refuge there, many having been forced from their homes in neighboring Myanmar. But as special...
Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Burma, at a press conference on 21 July in Rangoon.

NLD lawmaker assails UN human rights rapportuer’s harsh words for Burma

A member of the Lower House of Parliament has submitted an urgent proposal to denounce the findings of Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma. The proposal was approved for...
Families who settled in the Jammu area in northern India have encountered new religious tensions.

Muslim refugees unwelcome in Muslim-dominated Indian State

A billboard erected by pro-Hindu political parties telling Rohingya Muslims to leave the Indian city of Jammu. Some 1,200 Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar to the Jammu and Kashmir state, India's Muslim-majority region, face...
Rakhine Nationalities Development Party

Wracked by conflicts, Arakan National Party splits again

Amid internal conflicts, the Arakan National Party (ANP) has split again following three years of efforts to unify the party with high hopes of achieving a federal democratic union in Myanmar. The Rakhine Nationalities Development...
Voter roll updating starts Jul 25: EC to take special measures to prevent Rohingya enrolment

Updating voter list: Inclusion of Rohingyas feared

Porgram for updating voters list began in Cox's Bazar on Tuesday like the rest of the country. Election Commission (EC) has taken firm measures to prvent the inclusion of Rohingyas in the updated voters...
International Cooperation and Development Building partnerships for change in developing countries

Livelihoods and Community: Sustainable Solutions for the Forgotten Rohingyas and Host Communities in Mae...

Overall Objectives: To promote livelihood opportunities and the socio-economic self-reliance of Rohingyas, other marginalised Myanmar Muslims and vulnerable Thais in communities in Mae Sot, Tak province; To strengthen and facilitate the relationships, understanding and...
UN finalizes team to investigate crimes against Rohingya minority in Myanmar

UN finalizes team to investigate crimes against Rohingya minority in Myanmar

A file picture showing Rohingya migrants through the fence separating them from the outside from their refugee shelter in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Feb. 11, 2017. EPA/DEDI SINUHAJI The United Nations on Thursday finalized the...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...