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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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...