Daily Archives: September 6, 2017

Turkish first lady to visit Bangladesh to meet Rohingya

Turkish first lady to visit Bangladesh to meet Rohingya

Turkey to distribute aid supplies to 100,000 Rohingya families, according to Hakan Cavusoglu   Turkey's first lady will visit Bangladesh on Wednesday to meet Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. “Mrs. Emine Erdogan will...
Malala Yousafzai Is Sending A Strong Message To A Fellow Nobel Laureate On Twitter

Malala Yousafzai Is Sending A Strong Message To A Fellow Nobel Laureate On Twitter

"The world is waiting." This time, the 20-year-old is calling on Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to stand up to the violence currently taking place in the country against the Rohingya Muslim...
Human Rights Watch released new satellite imagery they said shows the complete destruction of Chein Khar Li village in Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: What’s behind these 1.2 million tweets?

You might have seen the pictures on your social media feeds - graphic images of burned villages and injured or dead people. Or you might not. People circulating these pictures are complaining no-one is listening...
The words from the central government against Rohingya have added fuel to the discrimination he says he faces on a daily basis from his landlord and neighbors.

Indian Prime Minister blames Rohingya violence on extremists

New Delhi (CNN)Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Myanmar is threatening to be overshadowed by the escalating humanitarian crisis in the south of the country, as tens of thousands of ethnic Rohingya flee...
Buddhist civilians participating in mass killings, says campaigner

Burma soldiers ‘burning bodies of Rohingya Muslims’ to conceal evidence

Almost 400 people have died in the recent unrest, with the Burmese military accused of committing crimes against humanity by campaigners Soldiers and civilians in Burma are attempting to cover up the massacre of the...
The UN Security Council met last week to discuss the Rohingya crisis in a closed-door meeting

UN chief calls on Myanmar to end Rohingya violence

Antonio Guterres steps up pressure on authorities, warning of ethnic cleansing against Muslim minority in Rakhine state. The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of the risk of ethnic cleasing in Myanmar as he...
India's Narendra Modi visits Myanmar as Rohingya crisis worsens

India’s Narendra Modi visits Myanmar as Rohingya crisis worsens

Indian PM Narendra Modi is visiting Myanmar at a tricky time when the country and its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi are increasingly coming under sharp international criticism due to the plight...
Pakistan Muslim League (PML) senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi

Rulers, int’l community neglecting Rohingya genocide: Parvez Elahi

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML) senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, condemning the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, questioned why the international community including Pakistan is neglecting the...
A global outcry over violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma is growing

Global Outcry Grows Over Violence Against Burma’s Rohingya Muslims

A global outcry over violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma is growing, with Muslim-ruled countries saying they will demand action at the United Nations over the reported killing of more than 400 Rohingya since...
Rohingya refugees from Myanmar after crossing the border illegally near Amtoli, Bangladesh, in late August. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

Myanmar Intensifies Its Abuse of Rohingya

Myanmar’s military appears to have resumed scorched-earth tactics against Muslim Rohingya that were of such “devastating cruelty” last year, according to the United Nations, that they most likely constituted “crimes against humanity.” Tens of thousands...
Malaysian police detain demonstrators during a protest against the persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar on August 30. (AFP)

Rohingya protest in Malaysia is ‘freedom of expression’, says minister

  KUALA LUMPUR — A senior Malaysian official has defended his government’s decision to allow thousands of Rohingya to hold a protest in Kuala Lumpur, saying it should not be regarded as a “criticism” of...
BBC cuts ties with MNTV over interference

BBC cuts ties with MNTV over ‘interference’

YANGON — The BBC has ended a deal under which its Myanmar-language content was rebroadcast on Myanmar National Television, after the private channel refuse to air some of its recent packages on events in...

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Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of...