Daily Archives: September 25, 2017

The Pursuit of Money and Natural Resources: The Untold Story Behind Myanmar’s Rohingyas

The Pursuit of Money and Natural Resources: The Untold Story Behind Myanmar’s Rohingyas

The Western media have rightly focused on two critical aspects of the Rohingya tragedy in Myanmar – the humanitarian crisis it has created and Aung San Suu Kyi’s failure to publicly criticize the Myanmar...
FILE PHOTO: Muslims pray in a mosque in Rangoon on 6 April 2013. (Photo: Reuters)

Bomb explodes at Buthidaung mosque

  Buthidaung police have confirmed that a bomb exploded this morning inside a two-storey building within the compound of a mosque in Mee Kyaung Zay village in Buthidaung, northwestern Arakan State. No casualties have been...
Abdus Shakoor, a commander of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army in the Maungdaw district in northern Rakhine Syed Zain Al-Mahmood/Dhaka Tribune

‘We are not terrorists’ – an exclusive interview with an ARSA commander

An Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army commander in an exclusive interview with the Dhaka Tribune recounts the story of the August 25 attack on a Myanmar border guard post and claims that his outfit isn’t...
I met with many refugees who have fled over the Bangladeshi border (Imran Madden)

What one volunteer witnessed from the frontine of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh

At least 1,267 children have been separated from their families and are at particular risk of human trafficking, sexual abuse, child labour and child marriage The emergency situation in Rakhine State, Burma, has worsened since...
Aid agencies have had difficulty in getting the number of workers they need into the country.

Rohingya face hunger and disease in Bangladesh refugee camp after escaping Myanmar violence

The cruelty and indignity of the situation is manifest. Rohingya Muslims confront hunger and disease in refugee camps Kutupalong camp has doubled in size since the influx began and is now home to 100,000 people MSF has...
Psychosocial treatment, education programmes and recreational items are offered at the CFS in Kutupalong refugee camp [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

Rohingya children recall horror of losing parents

About 1,400 Rohingya children have crossed the Myanmar border to Bangladesh without their parents, many of them orphans. In order to protect their privacy, children featured in this article do not appear in the photo...
An International Law Perspective on India’s Response toward the Rohingya Refugee

An International Law Perspective on India’s Response toward the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Migration Asylum and Trafficking In the opening statement made in the Human Rights Council’s 36th session on 11th September 2017, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein observed the appalling...
An American author and former diplomat from Washington hailed Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei’s stance against some Islamic countries

Ex-US Diplomat: Ayatollah Khamenei’s Statement on Myanmar Entirely Correct

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An American author and former diplomat from Washington hailed Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei’s stance against some Islamic countries that are keeping silent on the massacre of...
More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August

Rohingya crisis: UN reports drop in arrivals in Bangladesh

UN agencies in Bangladesh say there has been a notable drop over the past two days in the number of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. But a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration...
Rohingya refugees wait to receive aid in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

UN: Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ assistance

UN says there are 'immense' challenges as Bangladesh needs assistance to feed and shelter 436,000 Rohingya. Rohingya refugees wait to receive aid in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Rohingya refugees wait to receive aid in Cox's Bazar,...
Shah Hossain's social media channels were curtailed in the wake of the conflict in Myanmar

Why are posts by Rohingya activists getting deleted?

A number of Rohingya activists have had their social media accounts curtailed during the recent conflict in Myanmar, leading many to question whether they have been targeted by a co-ordinated campaign. Shah Hossain is a...

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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...