Daily Archives: October 4, 2017

The Rohingya-Rakhine hostility can best be explained by what is called the theory of double minority complex

Why Both Rohingya Muslims And Rakhine Buddhists Think They Are Right

  The plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar has yet again surfaced and momentarily captured international attention. Tens of thousands of Myanmar’s Muslim minority, residents of the western Burmese province of Rakhine, are fleeing across...
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees

A brief history of the word “Rohingya” at the heart of a humanitarian crisis

The Rohingya are a largely Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar at the center of a humanitarian catastrophe. But the Myanmar government won’t even use the word “Rohingya,” let alone admit they’re being persecuted. Instead,...
Myanmar: Rohingya appeal launched by UK charities

Myanmar: Rohingya appeal launched by UK charities

  A UK charity appeal to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing violence in Myanmar has been launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). The government said it would match the first £3m donated by...
'Is [Myanmar] a religious problem? Or is it a security issue? Religion is being used as a scapegoat for a reason,' Syria's Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun said

Rohingya Muslims fleeing genocide are a ‘security threat’, Syria’s Grand Mufti claims

Close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says media is to blame for exaggerated coverage of state violence against Muslim minority in Rakhine state India, under pressure to accept Rohingya refugees fleeing state-organised violence in...
Rights campaigners had argued against a visit to Myanmar by Charles and his wife Camilla, who will travel to Singapore, Malaysia and India. Photograph: Szymanowicz/REX/Shutterstock

Prince Charles omits Myanmar from Asia tour after Rohingya violence

Myanmar visit was considered for prince’s trip on behalf of British government but it has now been left put of official program Prince Charles will tour south-east Asia and India later this month but the...
Rohingya children walk to their tents after fetching drinking water at a makeshift camp near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. More than half a million Rohingya have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in just over a month, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades.

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh at Risk as Diarrheal Diseases Spread

  Aid agencies are scaling up efforts to contain an outbreak of diarrheal diseases that could have serious health consequences for many of the more than one-half million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who are living...
The Story We’re All Missing in Myanmar

The Story We’re All Missing in Myanmar

WASHINGTON—As I read the stories about the Burman military’s horrific campaign against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, I can’t help but think of an autobiography I read not long ago by my friend...

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Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going...
Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...