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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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...