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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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...