Daily Archives: October 10, 2017

Identity, Power and Politics: Re-examining the crisis in Rakhine

Identity, Power and Politics: Re-examining the crisis in Rakhine

Identity, Power and Politics: Re-examining the crisis in Rakhine Conflicts surrounding racial and cultural identity have been present in Myanmar (Burma) for the seventy years of the country’s post independent existence. But a recent and...
Starving Rohingya babies, moms, trapped in Burmese tent city

Starving Rohingya babies, moms, trapped in Burmese tent city

Fred Witteveen, the national director of World Vision Bangladesh, back in Toronto for the Thanksgiving weekend tells of the human desperation. Zoreena's grandson, was born on the way from Burma to a tent city in...
How Burma Built Concentration Camps and Got Away With It

How Burma Built Concentration Camps and Got Away With It

In a stumbling democracy, Rohingya Muslims became trapped in a relentless campaign of ethnic cleansing that has left hundreds of thousands homeless and in detention camps. At the end of August, Myanmar’s military unleashed operations...
A boat carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh capsized and at least 12 people, most of them children

The story not being talked about in Myanmar

Looking from Yangon, you would never know that a major humanitarian crisis has been unfolding for more than a month in Myanmar's western region of Rakhine. More than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled...
When he wakes up he’s crying all the time. Something really bad is going on with him,” says Rohingya refugee Hasina

Racing to prevent cholera in Rohingya refugee camps

A Rohingya woman sits on the ground in Bangladesh with her child in her arms UNICEF 2017 / Lemoyne “When he wakes up he’s crying all the time. Something really bad is going on...
Images of the Rohingya crisis have dominated global headlines for weeks

Sex attacks leave Rohingya children fearful in Bangladesh’s camps

COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Adjida kicked and screamed when the rough and dirty hands of the masked soldier moved up her legs and ripped off her clothes. The 13-year-old pleaded with him to stop...

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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...