Daily Archives: September 14, 2017

Earlier on Wednesday, UN Secretary General António Guterres said the crisis involving the Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine state had become "catastrophic."

Myanmar government: Almost 40% of Rohingya villages are now empty

The UN Security Council has condemned the violence in a rare unanimous rebuke (CNN)Almost 40% of all Rohingya villages in Myanmar's Rakhine State are now empty, a government spokesperson has confirmed. More than 370,000 Rohingya --...
Rohingya refugees are overwhelming aid groups

UN chief calls Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis ‘catastrophic’

  UN Secretary-General António Guterres urges Myanmar authorities to end violence He also calls on Myanmar to give minority Rohingya Muslims "legal status" (CNN)The crisis involving minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state has become "catastrophic," UN...
Rohingya immigrants living in Pakistan, react during an interview with Reuters at their residence in Arkanabad neighborhood in Karachi, Pakistan September 7, 2017.

HRW: Pakistan Should Back Rohingya Rights Abroad and at Home

Pakistan’s foreign minister has expressed “deep anguish” at the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma. The foreign secretary has summoned the Burmese ambassador and registered an official protest. And Pakistan’s parliament has urged...
Rohingya Muslims, fled from ongoing military operations in Burma's Rakhine state, cross the Naf River in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on September 12, 2017 Credit: Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Malaysia warns Rohingya crisis could lead to Isil attacks in Burma

Southeast Asia could “pay the price” of Islamic State supporters seeking to exploit the persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Malaysia’s defence minister has warned. Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin cautioned that Isil, who have been...
Getting the full picture of the Rakhine crisis

Getting the full picture of the Rakhine crisis

At best, the government's narrative of the shocking violence in Rakhine has been put in serious jeopardy. At worst... On September 7, one of the key planks of the government’s narrative on Rakhine State was...

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Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected

No listed Rohingya expressed willingness to return, says Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected Star Online...
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,...