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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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...