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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 refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...