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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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...