Daily Archives: September 12, 2017

Roshida Haque says her 15-year-old son is unlikely to survive

Rohingya crisis: Civilians ‘maimed by landmines’

The BBC has spoken to Rohingya Muslims who suffered crippling injuries after apparently stepping on army landmines as they fled violence in Myanmar. One of them, a 15-year-old boy being treated in Bangladesh, lost both...
Myanmar committing genocide against Rohingyas: National Human Rights Commission

Myanmar committing genocide against Rohingyas: National Human Rights Commission

Myanmar is committing ‘genocide’ against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state, the chief of Bangladesh’s National Human Rights Commission has said. Kazi Reazul Hoque made the statement during a press conference on the Rohingya crisis...
Bangladesh to start biometric screening of Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh to start biometric screening of Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh has moved to start collecting biometric details of Rohingya refugees, who have fled from Myanmar's western state of Rakhine. Over the last few decades, almost half a million Rohingya Muslims have been living in...
China ambassador blames Rohingya insurgents for Myanmar crisis

China ambassador blames Rohingya insurgents for Myanmar crisis

The Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Ma Mingqiang has suggested that the Rohingya Muslim insurgents are to blame for the crisis now brewing in the Rakhine State. China is known as a longtime ally of Myanmar. He...
Erdogan urges Muslim countries to help Rohingya

Erdogan urges Muslim countries to help Rohingya

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday urged Muslim countries to “use every means available” to stop the “cruelty” perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The United Nations appealed for urgent aid to deal with a...
The Dalai Lama also expressed sadness over the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Lord Buddha Would Have Helped Rohingya Muslims, Says Dalai Lama

Nearly 3 lakh minority Rohingya Muslims have fled the violence-hit Rakhine state where the Myanmar's army has allegedly launched a crackdown following a raid by militants on August 25. The Dalai Lama also expressed sadness...
Nearly 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since the latest round of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State began in August [Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

UK activists urge end to ‘silent genocide’ of Rohingya

Campaigners call on the British government to take a stronger stance against Myanmar over violence against the Rohingya. London, UK - The lecture hall at the London Muslim Centre quickly filled up after late afternoon...
Local Bangladeshis help Rohingya Muslim refugees to disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi side of Naf river near the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf

Immigration: Rohingya refugees allowed entry into Malaysia

  Local Bangladeshis help Rohingya Muslim refugees to disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi side of Naf river near the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf on Sept 11. - AFP Local Bangladeshis help Rohingya Muslim refugees...

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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...