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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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...