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...
Human Rights Watch (press release)

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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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed from Rakhine state, in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, into Bangladesh from August last year

‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’: Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 9 (Reuters) - For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning...
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer to take Rohingya refugees including rape victims

Bangladesh did not accept an offer by Canada to take in Rohingya refugees, including women who were raped, Canadian officials said, as the South...