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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Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going...
Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...