Daily Archives: September 27, 2017

A UN Security Council meeting taking place. (Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP)

UN Security Council moves to confront Myanmar crisis

The meeting will set the stage for a public session of the top UN body on Thursday, during which UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is set to brief on the crisis. UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security...
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Crimes against Humanity by Burmese Security Forces Against the Rohingya Muslim

Population in Northern Rakhine State since August 25, 2017 Crimes against Humanity Human Rights Watch has found that serious violations committed by members of Burma’s state security forces against the Rohingya Muslim population in northern Rakhine...
The Misunderstood Roots of Burma's Rohingya Crisis

The Misunderstood Roots of Burma’s Rohingya Crisis

“This fear is very deeply felt and not understood in the West—and it comes from a real place rooted in history.” Over the past month, a crackdown by Burma’s military has forced more than 400,000...
The images of devastated villages and terrified Rohingya streaming into Bangladesh with nothing but the clothes on their backs resonates powerfully with the traumatic collective memory of the Palestinian Nakba

The Rohingya Are the New Palestinians

The plight of the Rohingya is a rare moment of global unity for Muslim countries. But will that be enough to save them? The systematic persecution of Palestinians has long occupied a place in the...
Rohingya refugee girls wait to receive aid in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Monday. The girls are among 440,000 Muslim refugees displaced from Myanmar, in a campaign that Human Rights Watch says amounts to crimes against humanity. (Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

Myanmar accused of crimes against humanity

Human Rights Watch speaks out about campaign against Rohingya Muslims   Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, and called for the UN...
Myanmar's State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a televised speech to the nation at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Sept. 19, 2017.

UN Experts Urge Aung San Suu Kyi to Meet Persecuted Rohingya

  Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi should personally meet members of the Muslim Rohingya minority which is being subjected to ongoing persecution by the military, a group of U.N. human rights experts said on...
Gandhi asked government to keep in mind not just international agreements India is a signatory to, but also "the rich Indian tradition" of helping refugees.

Don’t deport Rohingya, writes Varun Gandhi; Modi minister says statement against national interest

In his column, Gandhi asked government to keep in mind not just international agreements India is a signatory to, but also "the rich Indian tradition" of helping refugees. Gandhi, in the column in Navbharat Times,...
The first relief cargo carried 91 metric tonnes of jerrycans, sleeping mats, blankets, solar lamps, buckets and kitchen sets to respond to the needs of 3,500 families worth of Dh1.7 million.

Dubai airlifts Rohingya aid for a third time

Two additional aid flights are scheduled for the first two weeks of October Over 24,000 plastic sheets have been sent from Dubai to help shelter thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh from monsoon rains and...
Sri Lankan Buddhists march in a rally showing solidarity to Buddhists in Myanmar, in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sep 15, 2017. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Buddhist monks led mob attacks Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka

Sept 26, Colombo: A mob led by a group of extremist Buddhist monks today stormed a United Nations safe house for Rohingya refugees in a suburb of Sri Lanka capital on Tuesday (Sept 26)...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...