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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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...