Daily Archives: August 10, 2017

Feature film on Rohingya child brides to be screened on Sundayvideo

Feature film on Rohingya child brides to be screened on Sunday

Roima Yunus was only 11 when she fled her village in Arakan, Myanmar because of the escalating violence against the Rohingya there. She ended up in the hands of traffickers who brought her to Thailand...
Just 2 years ago, there were 10,500 Rohingyas living illegally in India (Representational photo)

Rohingya Population Shot Up Four-Fold In 2 Yrs To 40,000, Parliament Told

According to the Home Ministry, Rohingyas are mostly settled in Jammu Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Andra Pradesh and Manipur. New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that the illegal...
For Rohingya refugees, Chennai spells peace and freedom

For Rohingya refugees, Chennai spells peace and freedom

LIFE IN KELAMBAKKAM REFUGEE CAMP Residents at the Kelambakkam Refugee Camp: From left, Yusuf Mohammed, Syed Ahmed, Dil Mohammed and Mohammed Salil. Pic: Bhavani Prabhakar Five years ago, Mohammad Yusuf, a man in his late 20s...
Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe, releasing the report of the Rakhine Investigative Commission at a ‎press conference on Aug. 6, 2017 in Yangon. ‎ - AP

HRW rejects Myanmar report denying abuses against Rohingyas

Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe, releasing the report of the Rakhine Investigative Commission at a ‎press conference on Aug. 6, 2017 in Yangon. ‎ - AP   (Vatican Radio) A Myanmar government commission’s report denying allegations...
Have issued detailed instructions for deportation of Rohingya Muslims, government says

Have issued detailed instructions for deportation of Rohingya Muslims, government says

NEW DELHI: Leaving no scope of ambiguity in its stand on the nearly 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living illegally in the country, the government on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that it had issued detailed...
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has a population of around 51 million people. The Burman ethnic group constitutes around two-thirds of this figure and controls the military and the government.video

The Rohingya: Silent Abuse

Denied citizenship, forced from their homes, and subjected to cruelty; we investigate the plight of Myanmar's Rohingya. Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has a population of around 51 million people. The Burman ethnic group constitutes...

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Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...