Daily Archives: September 29, 2017

Aid groups say the number of Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25 has risen to 480,000. Many don't think they can return to Myanmar. (Stephanie Jenzer/CBC)

Myanmar government plans to redevelop torched Rohingya villages

Nearly 500,000 people have fled to Bangladesh in the past month 'The scale is just vast': Authorities, aid workers in Bangladesh overwhelmed by Rohingya refugees Mass exodus of Rohingya slowing down but many still trying to...
The Rohingya people in Myanmar have faced persecution at the hands of the Myanmar military for decades

How Myanmar expelled the majority of its Rohingya

After the recent exodus of Rohingya, Bangladesh now hosts more Rohingya than Myanmar. The Rohingya people in Myanmar have faced persecution at the hands of the Myanmar military for decades, and the ongoing crisis has...
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are sheltering in refugee camps in Bangladesh

Has the UN failed Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims?

The UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue being raised with the government, sources in the UN and aid community told the BBC. One former UN official said the head of...
Sameron holds her newborn daughter Sadiha [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

Myanmar to launch refugee verification process in northern state soon: official

  YANGON, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities will launch a national verification process soon for refugees who fled conflicted northern Rakhine state to neighboring Bangladesh, the official Global New Light of Myanmar quoted Minister...
Myanmar has a law for the Rohingiya Muslims that they have to deposit two lakh Kyats if they want to marry

Surviving A Genocide

The perilous journey of Rohingya Muslims from hostile Burma to Kashmir is literally drenched in blood. Two Kashmiri journalists offer an idea of how difficult it is to escape ethnic cleansing and then survive...
Rohingya children, who crossed over from Burma into Bangladesh, wait to receive aid during a distribution near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh AP/Dar Yasin

As Rakhine Burns, World Powers Refuse to Acknowledge the Persecution of Muslims in Myanmar

  Nasima Khatun, 60, lives in a shelter camp near Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Along with her daughters, she endured a life-threatening journey to flee religious persecution in Myanmar. A few weeks back, Myanma military took...
A Rohingya Muslim, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, beats other refugees as a fight broke out during a distribution of aid near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sept. 25, 2017.

Buddhist Monks in Sri Lanka Oust Rohingya From Safe House

Sri Lankan Buddhist monks have stormed a safe house for Rohingya refugees and forced United Nations authorities to relocate the group, officials said Tuesday. The 31 refugees were housed in a detention center outside Colombo,...

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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...