Daily Archives: October 1, 2017

Different non-government organisations have built 1,532 latrines in the last week, and construction work of more toilets is going on.

One toilet for 327 Rohingya Refugees

Dhaka, September 30 2017: Four-year old Rohingya child Masum Ali was seen defecating under a tree near Thangkhali camp in Cox's Bazar. After a few minutes, he stood up and ran up to his mother...
Bangladesh authorities fear their presence could revive communal tensions between the local Muslim population and the tribal minority, who are mainly Buddhist. (Reuters)

Bangladesh to move 15,000 Rohingya from tribal district

Banik said the government also wanted to move around 12,000 Rohingya who are stranded in the nearby no-man's land between Bangladesh and Myanmar. Tribal groups ended their separatist insurgency in 1997 and signed a...
Hindu villagers react as they identify the bodies of their relatives found by government forces on September 27, 2017, that authorities suspected were killed by insurgents last month, in a mass grave near Maungdaw in the north of Myanmar's Rakhine state, September 27, 2017 REUTERS

Who really attacked the Rohingya Hindus in Rakhine?

The Myanmar government on September 27 announced it had found a mass grave of Hindus near Fakirabazar, where at least 45 corpses of local Hindus were buried Among the half million Rohingya refugees who have...
Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe. Photo: Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor, Myanmar.

Myanmar minister to visit Bangladesh amid diplomatic pressure over Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is sending her minister to Bangladesh amid international pressure over the Rakhine State crisis in which her government stands accused of ‘ethnic cleansing’. Over half a million Rohingyas...
Beijing is increasingly empowering authoritarian-minded leaders in Asia.

Chinese support to Myanmar deplorable

Suu Kyi continues to rely on Beijing to avoid UN scrutiny of her country’s human rights following the atrocities on the Rohingya The Myanmar military’s brutal crackdown on the country’s Rohingya minority has triggered a...
Back in Balukhali camp, Ayesha recounted how after she crossed the Naf River she set about looking for her husbandvideo

Rohingya refugees share stories of sexual violence

Myanmar's army killed many of the women they raped. Survivors in refugee camps in Bangladesh say they want justice.   Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Twenty-year-old Ayesha Begum sat on a plastic mat inside her family's bamboo...
A Rohingya refugee woman cries as they arrive at the Kutupalang makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox'€s Bazar, Bangladesh (Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

Rohingya crisis: Crowdfunding campaign launched to hold Burma leaders accountable for ethic cleansing of...

Nearly half a million Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh and the United Nations has accused the Burmese army of 'textbook ethnic cleansing' Campaigners have launched a crowdfunding bid to hold Burma's leaders accountable under international...
Government troops are slaughtering the Rohingya and driving them out of Myanmar. Why are these people so hated? Here's everything you need to know

The persecution of the Rohingya

Government troops are slaughtering the Rohingya and driving them out of Myanmar. Why are these people so hated? Here's everything you need to know: What's going on? Hundreds of thousands of desperate Rohingya people are fleeing...
Bangladeshi men help Rohingya Muslim refugees to disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi shoreline of the Naf river after crossing the border from Myanmar in Teknaf. Photo: Fred Dufour/Getty

More Than 500,000 Rohingya Refugees Have Fled Violence in Myanmar

The brutal purge of the Rohingya, an ethnic Muslim population that has been suppressed in Myanmar for decades, has intensified in recent days, with thousands of people continuing to trudge over the border to...

Why the Rohingya will never be welcome in Myanmar: Ann Wang

The Southeast Asian nation is no stranger to internal conflicts, but one thing that unites its citizens, even in the face of international condemnation, is that the Muslim Rohingya will never call their country...
The 'Good Monk' Myth

The ‘Good Monk’ Myth

How the Saffron Revolution, which transformed Burma ten years ago, obscured uncomfortable questions about Buddhist nationalism One night in Rangoon last year, I met up for beers with a man who had participated in Burma’s...
Myanmar’s disregard for intl. community’s calls ‘unacceptable’

Myanmar’s disregard for intl. community’s calls ‘unacceptable’

TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) – Iran’s FM Spokesman Ghasemi said the Burmese government’s disregard for international community’s calls on stopping violence against Rohingya Muslims is unacceptable. “Iran was among the first countries which responded to...

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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...