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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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...