Daily Archives: October 7, 2017

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Rohingya crisis: Drone shows huge refugee camps

A drone has captured the extent of sprawling camps housing Rohingyas fleeing violence in Myanmar. The images, obtained by the Disasters Emergency Committee as part of its charity appeal over the crisis, show Balukhali camp...
Digvijay Was Chanting 'Rohingya, Rohingya' During Yatra, Says BJP Leader Sambit Patra

Digvijay Was Chanting ‘Rohingya, Rohingya’ During Yatra, Says BJP Leader Sambit Patra

BJP leader Sambit Patra today took a dig at Digvijay Singh over his stand against the proposed deportation of Rohingya Muslims, saying the Congress general secretary on 'Narmada Parikrama' could be chanting "Rohingya, Rohingya"...
Rohingya families flee the Myanmar military's violence to Bangladesh.

End all military ties with Myanmar

In a September address to the United Nations Human Rights Council, top UN human rights official Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, described the Myanmar military’s attacks on Rohingya as being “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Satellite...
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (left) and Buddhist monk Wirathu (inset) are embroiled in the Rohingya Muslim violence.

Buddhists, Muslims Locked in Death Spiral?

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (left) and Buddhist monk Wirathu (inset) are embroiled in the Rohingya Muslim violence. What happens when two different faiths, each proclaimed as a religion of peace, co-exist in...
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Myanmar military massacres dozens in Rohingya village: HRW

The Myanmar military executed several dozen Rohingya Muslims in Maung Nu village in Rakhine state on 27 August, said Human Rights Watch on Wednesday. Witnesses said that Myanmar soldiers had beaten, sexually assaulted, stabbed, and...
HRW says Myanmar army raping and executing Rohingya Muslims

HRW says Myanmar army raping and executing Rohingya Muslims

Human Rights Watch says Myanmar’s military “summarily executed” and sexually assaulted dozens of Rohingya Muslims during a raid on a village in the west of the country over a month ago. According to a report...
Political and community leaders come together to discuss plight of Rohingya Muslims

Political and community leaders come together to discuss plight of Rohingya Muslims

A SYMPOSIUM was held to express solidarity with Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Organised by the Burnley and Pendle Friends League, it took place at St Luke's Parish Hall in St James Street, Brierfield. The Symposium brought...
A fresh wave of violence against the Myanmar Rohingya began in August 2017

Who Are the Rohingyas?

  They're considered to be among the most persecuted citizens in the world, yet they're not well known in many parts of the globe. "They" are the Rohingya, a group of Muslims who hail from...
Rohingya Muslim refugees line up for food at Balukhali refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh's Ukhiya district, Oct. 4, 2017.

Right Groups Take Aim Again at Myanmar’s Brutal Campaign Against Rohingya Muslims

  Rights groups stepped up their accusations on Wednesday against the Myanmar military’s brutal campaign against Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state as new details of killings surfaced, and urged the government not to force...

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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...