Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

Burma's ethnic issue may explode

Burma’s ethnic issue may explode

The situation in the Asia-Pacific region is far from bright and clear. The instability on the Korean peninsula now appears to be a constant, while Burma's problems seem to have been ignored by the...
Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

Bangladesh restricts Rohingya refugees, starts immunization

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Bangladeshi authorities are taking steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar, whose military chief maintains that the chaos...
Rohingya refugees on the Bangladesh side of the Naf River separating Myanmar from Bangladesh after crossing near Palong Khali, Bangladesh. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

Squeeze Myanmar’s Military

A year ago, when President Barack Obama announced that, given Myanmar’s progress on democracy, the United States would lift remaining sanctions on Myanmar’s military, rights groups warned that easing the pressure was premature: The...
2 die as elephants stampede through Rohingya slum

2 die as elephants stampede through Rohingya slum

Two Rohingya refugees, including a minor boy, have been trampled to death after a herd of wild elephants ran through a newly-built slum for Rohingya at Kutupalong in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar. Locals said...
The social network says it’s committed to helping the world ‘share their stories.’ But when people from Burma’s oppressed minority post, their stories have a habit of disappearing.

Exclusive: Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing

The social network says it’s committed to helping the world ‘share their stories.’ But when people from Burma’s oppressed minority post, their stories have a habit of disappearing. Rohingya activists—in Burma and in Western countries—tell...
A Rohingya Muslim woman holds a child as she pumps water at a camp for refugees in New Delhi, India, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Tsering Topgyal / AP

Ali Khan: How world leaders – including Trudeau – can help the Rohingyas

  The news from Myanmar continues to be shocking. United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Hussein has said that the Rohingyas are being subjected to ethnic cleansing. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned...
Indian government says Rohingya Muslims are security threat

Indian government says Rohingya Muslims are security threat

Rohingya Muslim rest in front of a grocery shop at a camp for refugees in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. India's government said Monday that it has evidence there are extremists who pose...
A Rohingya Muslim family taking cover under a plastic sheet as it rains near a Balukhali refugee camp. (AAP)

Myanmar official says Rohingya Muslims will be able to return

A senior security adviser in Myanmar says Rohingya Muslims who fled the nation to escape violence will soon be able to return. Myanmar national security adviser Thaung Tun told Reuters the more than 400,000 Rohingya...
A protest inside the Manus Island detention centre in August. Australia has been trying to clear the camp, which the Papua New Guinea supreme court declared illegal.

Australia offers to pay Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar

Australia is promising thousands of dollars to Rohingya refugees who agree to return to Myanmar, a country that has been accused of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority. Asylum seekers in the Australian-run detention centre...
Rohingya refugees cross into mainland Bangladesh on Sunday after fleeing Myanmar. (Allison Joyce / Getty Images)

The U.N. says Rohingya Muslims are facing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. So why is...

More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have streamed out of Myanmar in recent weeks, fleeing a bloody military crackdown that a top United Nations official described as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Now the Rohingya...
Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh on September 17. They are fleeing government violence in Myanmar. Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Bangladesh Copes With Chaos: Rohingya Refugees Are ‘Coming And Coming’

A semitrailer pulls up, full of rice, water, clothes, medicine, biscuits. Aid workers hand out the supplies to thousands of anxious, impatient and hungry refugees. The scene is chaotic — and aid groups say that's how...

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Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going...
Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...