Daily Archives: August 31, 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...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...