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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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Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

  Rohingya refugees walk by night after crossing the border from Myanmar, on the Bangladeshi shores of the Naf river in Teknaf on September 29,...
Human Rights Watch (press release)

288 Villages, Tens of Thousands of Structures Torched

Burma: New Satellite Images Confirm Mass Destruction Complete destruction of Rohingya villages in close proximity to intact Rakhine village, Maungdaw township, recorded on 21 September...
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Many Parties Complicit in Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

  The persecution of Rohingya Muslims goes beyond religious intolerance, says Dr. Elizabeth Hurd, professor of politics at Northwestern University   I support The Real News Network...
Thousands of Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar are kept under a tight security by Bangladeshi military after crossing the border in a rice patty field near Palang Khali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Does Democracy’s Toehold in Myanmar Outweigh the Lives of the Rohingya?

Putting pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi could endanger her bargain with the military, but a system that allows ethnic cleansing may not be...
A Rohingya refugee woman who crossed the border from Burma a day before, carries her daughter and searches for help as they wait to receive permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue their way to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, Bangladesh Credit: REUTERS

UN food agency withdraws Rohingya hunger report ‘at request of Burma’

  The United Nations food agency is pressing for immediate access to Burma’s troubled northern Rakhine state amid accusations that it shelved a critical report...