Monthly Archives: September 2017

© Provided by AFP Hindus weep near the bodies of their family members in Ye Baw Kyaw village in Maungdaw

Rohingya militants deny Myanmar army claims of Hindu massacre

Lydia Reid, 68, of Edinburgh, Scotland, visits the gravesite of her son Gary, whom she was told died seven days after he was born. After 42 years, mom learns baby son's coffin was empty Hindus weep...
Myanmar tells UN: 'There is no ethnic cleansing and no genocide' of Rohingya

Myanmar tells UN: ‘There is no ethnic cleansing and no genocide’ of Rohingya

More than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled an army campaign in just a few weeks, escaping into Bangladesh Myanmar security adviser U Thaung Tun addresses the UN security council. Myanmar has rejected allegations of...
Two brothers, "Abdulaziz" (age 9) and "Zahid" (age 6), watched from across the river as their family was massacred. They watched the attackers execute their father along with the other men in the village, and then take their mother and three siblings to a house which was set on fire. Kutupalong camp, September 25. © 2017 Anastasia Taylor-Lind for Human Rights Watch

Rohingya Children Witness Crimes Against Humanity: Orphans are traumatized after Burmese Security Forces Abuses

“Abdulaziz” is only nine years old, but his serious look and stern demeanor makes him seem much older. There’s a reason for that: three weeks ago, he watched Burmese soldiers murder his parents and...
The boat capsized a short distance from the coast near the Bangladesh city of Cox's Bazar

Rohingya crisis: ‘About 60 dead’ in boat capsize

About 60 people are now believed to have died when a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized off Bangladesh, the UN says. The boat overturned in rough seas late on Thursday. A UN...
Dhaka Tribune

Is there a solution?

Over 400,000 persecuted Rohingya have already sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past month. The global communities, including civil society groups, politicians, and human right activists have expressed their deep concerns about Myanmar’s military...
Trump-Pence Join UN, Globalist Attack on Burma Over Rohingya Muslim Crisis

Trump-Pence Join UN, Globalist Attack on Burma Over Rohingya Muslim Crisis

At a meeting of the UN Security Council on September 20, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a blistering attack on the UN’s Human Rights Council, which is notorious both for its composition and its...
International law has yet to be applied in Myanmar

International law has yet to be applied in Myanmar: Zia Ullah Ranjha

Will condemnation without effective action make the lives of the Rohingya community better? The treatment of Muslims in Myanmar is a flagrant violation of international law. The UN high commissioner for human rights has described...
Politics of religious animosity

Politics of religious animosity: Imtiaz Alam

“When even suffering is ignored, there will be seeds of conflict, for suffering degrades, embitters and enrages” said Aung San Suu Kyi – rightly so – in her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. And that...
Aid groups say the number of Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25 has risen to 480,000. Many don't think they can return to Myanmar. (Stephanie Jenzer/CBC)

Myanmar government plans to redevelop torched Rohingya villages

Nearly 500,000 people have fled to Bangladesh in the past month 'The scale is just vast': Authorities, aid workers in Bangladesh overwhelmed by Rohingya refugees Mass exodus of Rohingya slowing down but many still trying to...
The Rohingya people in Myanmar have faced persecution at the hands of the Myanmar military for decades

How Myanmar expelled the majority of its Rohingya

After the recent exodus of Rohingya, Bangladesh now hosts more Rohingya than Myanmar. The Rohingya people in Myanmar have faced persecution at the hands of the Myanmar military for decades, and the ongoing crisis has...
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are sheltering in refugee camps in Bangladesh

Has the UN failed Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims?

The UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue being raised with the government, sources in the UN and aid community told the BBC. One former UN official said the head of...
Sameron holds her newborn daughter Sadiha [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

Myanmar to launch refugee verification process in northern state soon: official

  YANGON, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities will launch a national verification process soon for refugees who fled conflicted northern Rakhine state to neighboring Bangladesh, the official Global New Light of Myanmar quoted Minister...

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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...