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...

Latest News

Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...