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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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...