Daily Archives: September 28, 2017

It is heart-breaking to see innocent children suffer REUTERS

Five days on the Arakan road

Ten days have passed since I got back from the temporary refugee camps in Kutupalong and Balukhali, but I still find it difficult to eat. Whenever I sit at the dining table, I see the...
Protestors gathered in Kansas City last week to call on representatives from the area to address ongoing violence in Myanmar.

Islamic-American advocacy groups come together for Rohingya Muslims

Protestors gathered in Kansas City last week to call on representatives from the area to address ongoing violence in Myanmar. Since an attack against border police on Aug. 25, large-scale violence against ethnic Rohingya Muslims...
A boy is pulled to safety as Rohingya refugees scuffle, while queueing for aid at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. PHOTO: REUTERS

Massacres against Arakan Muslims can not stop

Arakanic Muslims, who are targeting the attacks of the Myanmar army since August 25th, continue to leave the regions they live in. Hundreds of thousands of civilians escaped from the massacre and took refuge...
The world will soon have a new terror hub in Myanmar

The Rohingya are being ethnically cleansed: Why won’t the world take action?

By Azeem Ibrahim "Dr Azeem Ibrahim is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy and author of "The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar's Hidden Genocide" (Hurst & Oxford University Press). The views expressed in this...
Jeremy Corbyn calls on Aung San Suu Kyi to end Burma's violence against Rohingya Muslims

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Aung San Suu Kyi to end Burma’s violence against Rohingya...

Labour leader to use keynote speech to highlight plight of Muslim minority, saying they have 'suffered for too long'   Jeremy Corbyn has appealed to Burma's leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence against...
A protest near the Myanmar embassy against the treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority, in Jakarta, Indonesia, September 15, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

Editorial: Israel Is Arming Criminals

Lawmakers from across the spectrum should come together to put an immediate stop to Israel's weapons sales to Myanmar, where crimes against humanity are being committed Despite the UN stating that Myanmar’s army is carrying...
his is a humanitarian disaster that could be stopped

Rohingya Refugees Fleeing Myanmar Attacked by Mob in Sri Lanka

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims had to be moved to a safe location after a group led by Buddhist monks mobbed a UN-run safe house claiming that they were terrorists and demanding they be sent...
WHO hurries to thwart possible Rohingya refugee disease outbreak

In Bangladesh, WHO hurries to thwart possible Rohingya refugee disease outbreak

A refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh in 2011. Photo by: IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation / CC BY-NC-ND BANGKOK — A mobile, constantly growing population already makes for a challenging health care delivery environment....
FILE - Flames engulf a house in Gawdu Zara village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, Sept. 7, 2017. In a video, widely circulated in Myanmar, a respected Buddhist monk blamed arson incidents in Rakhine state on Muslim extremists.

Exclusive: ‘We are not terrorists,’ says Rohingya guerilla commander

Latest update : 2017-09-27 Nearly half a million people have fled violence in Burma in recent weeks, as global furore mounts over authorities’ treatment of Rohingya Muslims. Now for the first time, a Rohingya guerilla...
Bangladesh blocks Myanmar's Muslim refugees from SIM cards

Bangladesh blocks Myanmar’s Muslim refugees from SIM cards

The government, citing security reasons, says carriers are not allowed to sell phone plans to the refugees until they get identity cards.   As Myanmar's Muslim minority escape a humanitarian crisis to Bangladesh, they're finding new...

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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...