Monthly Archives: August 2017

A Rohingya man, shot in his arm during fresh violences in Myanmar, crossed the border into Bangladesh. Photo taken on Saturday from a refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar. bdnews24.com

Injured Rohingya boy dies at CMCH

A Rohingya boy, who sustained injuries after being hit by a vehicle at Teknaf three days ago, died at Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) early Thursday. The deceased is Mohammad Shoeb, 12, son of Enayet...
UN Security Council meets on latest Rakhine violence

UN Security Council meets on latest Rakhine violence

Britain's Ambassador to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft takes questions from reporters on Tuesday. (AFP) NEW YORK — The UN Security Council on Wednesday discussed violence in Myanmar where clashes have sent 18,500 people fleeing...
Bodies of 20 Rohingya Muslims pulled from river on Bangladesh border

At least 20 Rohingya found dead at sea trying to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh

Bangladeshi onlookers watch as a man covers the bodies of Rohingya women and children on Aug. 31 who drowned after their boat capsized on the Naf river estuary near Teknaf. (Suzauddin Rubel/AFP/Getty Images) Thomson Reuters...
The new Rohingya Jihad is not the only conflict Myanmar has bequeathed to the region

The new Rohingya Jihad is not the only conflict Myanmar has bequeathed to the...

What will eventually be called the Third Rohingya Jihad has officially begun, as Myanmar watchers anticipated. The August 25 strikes in which 71, including 59 insurgents, were killed is the start of a new,...
Rohingya refugees arrive near the Kutupalang makeshift Refugee Camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on Tuesday.

18,000 Rohingya Muslims, Many Sick Or Injured, Flee Violence In Myanmar

“They are in a very, very desperate condition.” COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - More than 18,000 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled the worst violence to grip northwest Myanmar in...
A Bangladeshi border guard orders Rohingya refugees to return to the Myanmar side of a small canal between the two countries on Aug. 29, near the Bangladeshi town of Ukhiya. (Emrul Kamal / AFP/Getty Images)

Myanmar government has failed the Rohingya

Activists part of the democracy movement have turned a blind eye to violence against Muslims For the past five years, the plight of the Rohingya living in Myanmar has resulted in violence, deaths and an...
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after attending the Forum on Myanmar Democratic Transition in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Aug. 11. (Hein Htet / European Pressphoto Agency)

Torched villages, dead civilians, squalid refugee camps: Myanmar’s Rakhine state is caught in a...

A crisis is unfolding in western Myanmar. Since Friday, at least 18,500 Rohingya, a Muslim minority in the country’s conflict-ridden Rakhine state, have fled a surge of violence by crossing into Bangladesh, according to the...
Lom said exact figures were difficult to obtain because many of those who have made it into Bangladesh might not register with local authorities.

Nearly 20,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar

Refugee flow gathers pace amid renewed fighting as the international community expresses concern for civilian safety. At least 18,500 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled into Bangladesh over the past...
Supporters of nationalist Buddhist monks at a rally on Wednesday in Yangon demanding wider powers for the military to crackdown on Rohingya militants. Credit Associated Press

Violence in Myanmar Pushes at Least 18,500 Rohingya Into Bangladesh

The number of Rohingya, a predominantly Muslim ethnic group, who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh since border clashes erupted five days ago has reached at least 18,500, the United Nations’ International Office of...
DICID condemns violence against Rohingya Muslims

DICID condemns violence against Rohingya Muslims

The Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) denounced the unfortunate events in Arakan province of Myanmar on Friday, after the killing of hundreds of innocent people, and after burning their villages and homes. The...
Rohingya men answer call to arms against Myanmar's forces 3

Iran Deeply Concerned about Continued Violence against Myanmar Muslims

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has expressed Tehran’s deep concern over the continuation of inhumane and violent actions against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. “Within the framework of respect for basic human rights and dignity as an...
Don’t demonise or lecture India on move to deport Rohingyas, Kiren Rijiju tells human rights groups

Don’t demonise or lecture India on move to deport Rohingyas, Kiren Rijiju tells human...

The minister of state for home affairs said the country had been hosting the refugees even though it was not signatory to the UN Human Rights Convention. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju...

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ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

[OPINION] Myanmar is now erasing the Rohingya’s very name

News organizations are being prohibited from using the word 'Rohingya' in their shows The tragedy of the Rohingya Muslims of Burma began with the forced...
The Kutupalong refugee camp's mosques were full on Saturday morning as Rohingya refugees prayed

Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdown

The Kutupalong refugee camp's mosques were full on Saturday morning as Rohingya refugees prayed for safety from flash floods and sudden landslides that they...
An illuminated sign for Myanmar Beer, manufactured by Myanmar Brewery Ltd, is seen above restaurants and food stalls in the Chinatown area of Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Japanese brewery gave donation to Myanmar army chief during Rohingya crisis

Japan urged to examine payment made by Kirin subsidiary at height of ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine state, which firm claims was for victims The...
Rohingya Boat People

Myanmar to Repatriate Rohingya Boat People, Return 12 to Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh sit in the rain after they and their wrecked boat washed up on a beach in Rathedaung township, western Myanmar's...
Landslides kill 12 as rain batters Rohingya refugees

Landslides kill 12 as rain batters Rohingya refugees

DHAKA: Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least 12 people Tuesday in Bangladesh near camps housing one million Rohingya refugees, officials said. Aid agencies...