Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Boats full of people continue to arrive along the shores of the Naf River as Rohingya come in the safety of darkness September 30, on Shah Porir Dwip island, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Over a half a million Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in Rakhine state causing a humanitarian crisis in the region with continued challenges for aid agencies. Paula Bronstein/Getty

Why Is Facebook Censoring Rohingya Accounts of the Genocide?

Countless Rohingya refugees have tried to record the ethnic cleansing of their communities by turning to Facebook, the social network that promised to give a voice to the voiceless. Rather than finding solidarity, they face...
fellow refugees (above) erecting a shelter at an expanded camp known as Kutupalong Extension in Bangladesh.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Keeping tensions at bay in Rohingya tent city

Few people walk into a refugee camp expecting to live there forever. Certainly not Ms Roshida Begum, who fled Myanmar some 25 years ago at the age of 11. Its military regime then was...
Monks of the hard-line Ma Ba Tha sect hold yet another protest against even the presence of their 'enemies' the Rohingya people in Myanmar - and even the use of the word 'Rohingya' itself. (Reuters file photo)

Racism blinds monks to Rohingya plight

An abbot at a Buddhist temple in Bangladesh has a very simple reason for helping the Rohingya Muslims who fled for dear life from the atrocities they faced in Myanmar. "The Buddha teaches compassion for...
Sri Lanka's Buddhist monk Akmeemana Dayarathana, who led hardline nationalists in an unruly protest against 31 Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers last week, is escorted to prison bus by prison and police officers at a court in Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lanka arrests Buddhist monk after protest against Rohingya Muslims

Sri Lanka's Buddhist monk Akmeemana Dayarathana, who led hardline nationalists in an unruly protest against 31 Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers last week, is escorted to prison bus by prison and police officers at a...
Exodus Worsens Education for Rohingya Children

Exodus Worsens Education for Rohingya Children

As more than a half-million ethnic Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar into Bangladesh, education that was limited before has come to a standstill, says a Harvard doctoral student who studied the community in the region...
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali brief the media after a meeting with Myanmar minister on October 2, 2017 PID

Myanmar ready to take back the Rohingya

According to UN, at least 501, 800 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh since August 25 Myanmar has proposed to repatriate the Rohingya people who have entered Bangladesh fleeing the violence in the Rakhine State since August...
The United Nations has said the attacks carried out by the Burmese military could amount to ethnic cleansing in the Buddhist-dominated country.

Rohingya Muslims could go back to Burma, says minister

Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch out their arms to collect aid Credit: AP Photo/Dar Yasin   A Burmese minister on Monday proposed taking back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims...
Burma Foreign Minister Kyaw Tin, left, shakes hands with his Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali before their meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday. A.H. Mahmud Ali said that Burma “has made proposals for taking back Rohingya refugees.” (A.M. Ahad/AP)

Burma ‘makes proposal’ to take back Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh

More than half a million Rohingya have fled from the region to Bangladesh in just over a month, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades. YANGON, BURMA—Burma authorities took foreign diplomats and United...
Members of the police special forces take their position and guard around the scene of a car bomb blast in front of The High Court in downtown Cairo, March 2, 2015. At least eight people were wounded in an explosion near a top court building in central Cairo on Monday, security sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

‘Hasm’ Claims Responsibility for Myanmar Embassy Attack in Cairo

The Hasm militant group claimed responsibility, on Sunday, for a small explosion targeting the Embassy of Myanmar in Cairo. An explosion was heard in Cairo’s Zamalek district on Saturday. Security sources at the Interior Ministry said...

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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...