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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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...