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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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...