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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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...