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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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...