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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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...