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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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...