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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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...