Daily Archives: September 13, 2017

Valley Rohingya list handed to Rajnath

Valley Rohingya list handed to Rajnath

Delhi, Sept. 12: Security officials have submitted to Union home minister Rajnath Singh a list of over 6,000 Rohingya refugees living illegally in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said. The issue of the Rohingya refugees was...
Demonstrators gathering in front of United Nations High Commissioner building stage a rally to protest Myanmar's oppression of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state, in Gaza, Gaza City on 10 September, 2017 [Anadolu]

The Rohingya: Southeast Asia’s Palestinians

  Comment: The Rohingya and the Palestinian people have much in common: They have been persecuted, repeatedly displaced, denied citizenship and are now subjected to genocide, writes Nada Elia. As they approach genocidal dimensions, with close...
Yunus suggests 7-point proposal for resolving Rohingya crisis

Yunus suggests 7-point proposal for resolving Rohingya crisis

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus today proposed a seven-point recommendation to solve the ongoing Rohingya crisis in light of the former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan-led Commission’s reports over the issue. The process to...
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Bangladesh offers land to shelter Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burma

Bangladesh has agreed to free land for a new camp to shelter some of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled recent violence in Burma, an official said. The new camp will...
BY Syed Kaswar Gardezi

Silent spectators: Columns Comment BY Syed Kaswar Gardezi

People might laugh at Waqar Zaka and Aamir Liaqat, but the fact is they took a step and have flown all the way to Burma to do whatever little they can. The world has been...
Myanmar faces mounting pressure over Rohingya refugee exodus

Myanmar faces mounting pressure over Rohingya refugee exodus

FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees stretch their hands to receive food distributed by local organizations in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, September 9, COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has...
More than 300,000 people, most belonging to Burma's Rohingya ethnic group, have fled their country for neighboring Bangladesh

‘Textbook example of ethnic cleansing’: 370,000 Rohingyas flood Bangladesh as crisis worsens

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The number of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military crackdown in Burma has now topped 370,000, a crisis the United Nations human rights chief called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Hundreds of...
Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with Rohingya wounds

Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with Rohingya wounds

Shoabib, 7, lies on the floor next to his father at Sadar Hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Shoabib got a bullet injury on the chest when Myanmar soldiers attacked his...
Hasina also talked of her repeated requests to the Myanmar government to take back the Rohingya refugees

Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina meets Rohingya refugees, promises help

Sheikh Hasina demanded that Myanmar ‘take steps to take their nationals back’ and assured temporary aid until that happened. The Bangladeshi prime minister on Tuesday visited a struggling refugee camp that has absorbed some of...
What is happening in Myanmar is a ‘violation of human rights’, the prime minister said in a short speech before distributing aid.

Nobel laureate Yunus asks Suu Kyi to start peace process now

Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus has called upon Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to take “immediate steps” to halt the Rakhine State violence and stem the flow of Rohingya refugees into...
Violence in Myanmar has prompted 370,000 people belonging to the Muslim Rohingya minority to flee to Bangladesh since Aug 25, up from a previous estimate of 313,000, the UN International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday.

UN says 370,000 Rohingyas flee Myanmar for Bangladesh, exodus continuing

Violence in Myanmar has prompted 370,000 people belonging to the Muslim Rohingya minority to flee to Bangladesh since Aug 25, up from a previous estimate of 313,000, the UN International Organization for Migration said...
Over 200,000 Rohingya children are at risk following their flight from Myanmar to Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar, says Bangladesh Chief of UNICEF’s Child Protection Jean Lieby.

Over 200,000 Rohingya children at risk, says UNICEF

Over 200,000 Rohingya children are at risk following their flight from Myanmar to Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar, says Bangladesh Chief of UNICEF’s Child Protection Jean Lieby. In a briefing on Tuesday, Lieby expressed his concern at...

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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...