Daily Archives: September 17, 2017

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar (left) addressing the conference on Rohingya refugees in New Delhi on Friday

If Modi can think of Indian Muslims as dogs, what hope could Rohingya have:...

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar (left) addressing the conference on Rohingya refugees in New Delhi on Friday The former minister pointed out that three legislations, Passport Act, Foreigners Act and the Citizenship Act, forbade the...
Who is selling weapons to Myanmar? Most of Myanmar's military imports come from China, Russia, India, Israel and Ukraine.

Who is selling weapons to Myanmar?

Most of Myanmar's military imports come from China, Russia, India, Israel and Ukraine. The Myanmar army has shaped the country's politics and external affairs since it gained independence from the British in 1948. For more than...
Mr. Jinnah and the Rohingya - At the heart of every genocide lies a great theft

Mr. Jinnah and the Rohingya

16-Sep-17 by Akbar Ahmed The Rohingya cause is lost, lamented Dr. Wakar Uddin's father on learning of Mr. Jinnah's death in 1948. Along with a Rohingya delegation, he had met Mr. Jinnah, the Quaid-i-Azam, twice...
Four measles and 16 polio infected patients were also found in the camps

HIV positive Rohingya found in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp

An HIV positive Rohingya refugee has been identified in Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. Cox’s Bazar Civil Surgeon Dr Abdus Salam confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune. He said: “An HIV positive person...
Violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state on August 25 [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

UN: Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh exceeds 400,000

Bangladeshi leader seeks global help as Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar, overwhelming Bangladesh. More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh, the United Nations says as Bangladeshi leader heads to the US to...
Dozens of Rohingya refugees are being treated in a Bangladesh hospital for bullet wounds and blast injuries suffered in their flight from persecution in Rakhine state in Myanmar.

Hospital overwhelmed by Rohingya with lost limbs and bullet wounds

CHITTAGONG: Dozens of Rohingya refugees are being treated in a Bangladesh hospital for bullet wounds and blast injuries suffered in their flight from persecution in Rakhine state in Myanmar. Many have lost limbs and eyes...
Bangladeshi leader seeks global help as Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar, overwhelming Bangladesh.

Who are the Rohingya and what is happening in Myanmar?

HUNDREDS of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing into Bangladesh amid violent ethnic clashes that some are calling genocide. Here’s why. MYANMAR’S Rohingya Muslims have been called the world’s most persecuted minority, a people without...
Exhausted Rohingya refugees at a temporary refugee shelter in Cox's Bazar on September 9, 2017 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Police: Do not shelter or rent houses to Rohingya

Police have asked Bangladeshi citizens not to shelter or rent houses to any Rohingya refugees who are attempting to leave the camps and spread out across the country. The announcement was made through a press...
A makeshift Rohingya refugee camp on the way to Teknaf from Cox’s Bazar. (Ismail Ferdous/For The Washington Post)

‘Blood flowed in the streets’: Refugees from one Rohingya village recount days of horror

UKHIA, Bangladesh — The soldiers arrived in the Burma village just after 8 a.m., the villagers said, ready to fight a war. They fired shots in the air, and then, the villagers claim, turned their...
What prompted her to cast aside her moral authority?

Why Aung San Suu Kyi isn’t protecting the Rohingya in Burma

Burma is essentially run by one of the world’s most lauded humanitarians — a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a democracy icon. Aung San Suu Kyi, who leads the party in charge of the...

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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,...