Daily Archives: October 6, 2017

Protestors in Victoria gathered recently to highlight the ongoing atrocities committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar. (IMAGE: Ali MC)

A History Of Slaughter: The Rohingya, Aung San Suu Kyi And Australia’s Role In...

  As the slaughter continues, Ali MC weighs in on the history of the ‘world’s most persecuted people’. Recently, protesters converged on the State Library of Victoria to make their voice heard in response to the...
Rohingya refugees walk to a camp at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (Reuters photo)

A solution to the Rohingya crisis

The world's fastest-growing refugee crisis is spiraling out of control in Asia, causing human suffering of horrifying proportions. But there is a bold and practical solution to the Rohingya disaster that no one is...
Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya

From now on Rohingya will be called ‘forcefully displaced Myanmar citizens’

The government began identifying the Rohingya refugees who have fled violent persecution in Rakhine state as “forcefully displaced Myanmar citizens”. Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya made the announcement at a press conference on...
Rohingya militants in Bangladesh camps eager to fight

Rohingya militants in Bangladesh camps eager to fight

Bangladesh has deployed secret police in the burgeoning refugee camps near its border with Myanmar, where Rohingya claiming to be members of a militant group say they have found fertile ground for recruitment. Authorities in...
FILE - Flames engulf a house in Gawdu Zara village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, Sept. 7, 2017.

Rohingya Mobile Reporter Network Crumbles in Myanmar

Human rights groups and Rohingya community news outlets say they are facing a crisis in gathering detailed information about the Myanmar military crackdown in Rakhine, largely because a 5-year-old network of Rohingya "mobile phone...
International Organization for Migration

Why We Must Intervene to End the Suffering of Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar

Geneva - In late August, I was alerted by our Chief of Mission in Dhaka to a new exodus of people fleeing Myanmar’s North Rakhine State and arriving in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district. They...
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Without a significant increase in assistance refugees could face another catastrophe

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Without a significant increase in assistance refugees could face another catastrophe

Joint statement by Emergency Relief Coordinator and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock and UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake We leave Bangladesh moved by the stories of suffering that we heard from refugees...
Rohingya people await assistance in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Insiders claim a report that foretold the Myanmar crisis and predicted the UN was ill-prepared for it was held back. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Rohingya crisis: UN ‘suppressed’ report predicting its shortcomings in Myanmar

Insiders claim strategy review warning of imminent crisis in Rakhine state and urging immediate action was smothered by the official who commissioned it The UN commissioned and then “suppressed” a report that criticised its strategy...
A drawing by Manzur Ali, an 11-year-old now in Bangladesh, shows the Myanmar military attacking and abusing Rohingya people, scenes he says he witnessed while fleeing his village. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Myanmar military accused of killing dozens of fleeing Rohingya villagers

‘Horrors’ condemned by human rights group as witnesses claim soldiers abused, stabbed and shot dozens of people at residential compound in Rakhine state The Myanmar military killed dozens of Rohingya villagers as they gathered 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...