Daily Archives: October 11, 2017

The latest eruption of violence has brought another half a million refugees to Bangladesh, pushing already overcrowded camps to breaking point. (Photo: AFP/Indranil Mukherjee)

Rohingya feel like prisoners in giant Bangladesh camp

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh: Hasina Begum's earliest memory is of watching the jungle cut down to expand the camp in Bangladesh that is the only home the 31-year-old Rohingya refugee has ever known. Begum is one of...
Myanmar military over Rohingya crisis

West may punish Myanmar military over Rohingya crisis

  A Rohingya refugee receives one of thousands of oral cholera vaccines from a Bangladeshi volunteers at a refugee camp in Ukhia. The UN launched one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination drives in the...
Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar wait to be let through by Bangladeshi border guards after crossing the border in Palang Khali, Bangladesh October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

‘I can’t take this any more:’ Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar in new surge

COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar fled to Bangladesh on Monday in a new surge of refugees driven by fears of starvation and violence the United Nations has denounced...
Today, I am Syrian-American, but today, I am Rohingya just like you. I am with you brothers and sisters

Rohingya Cultural Center Addresses Rohingya Genocide in Chicago Protest

A group of passionate individuals and organizations fighting to bring awareness to a crisis very much overlooked, took to the streets of downtown Chicago on Saturday, September 23rd to address the Rohingya Muslim genocide....
What worries me here is refugees are in limbo, and they're not getting a clear message now as to what the future holds

The mental health toll of the Rohingya crisis

A Rohingya child's depictions of the violence he said soldiers in Myanmar carried out in his village Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Inside a colourful bamboo structure in Balukhali camp, groups of children sit on...
Pope to meet top Buddhist monks in Burma, address military

Pope to meet top Buddhist monks in Burma, address military

Pope Francis welcomes Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a private audience at the Vatican on 4 May 2017. (Photo: Reuters) VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will meet Burma’s top Buddhist monks, its...
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Rohingya Muslim crisis: What people in Burma are saying about it

No one in Burma is saying about Rohingya Muslim crisis Despite widespread international condemnation, the country's leaders appear to maintain support in their home country Burma’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims has lead to widespread condemnation from...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...