Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

Despite being rounded up into camps, displacing nearly 140,000 of the Rohingya

The World’s Longest-Running Civil War Has No End In Sight

Over half a million people fled ethnic cleansing in mere months in what is now the longest running, and ignored, civil war in the world. Soldiers burned whole villages, raped mothers, forced them to watch...
Buddhist nationalists and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar part II: the rise of religious nationalism and Islamophobia

Buddhist nationalists and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar part II: the rise of religious nationalism...

Since August over 420,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar, citing human rights abuses and seeking temporary refuge in Bangladesh. In part one we looked at the background and context of the Rohingya crisis. In this...
A new Rohingya settlement in Balukhali of Cox’s Bazar — Photo by Nazrul Islam

Army offensive aimed at ‘preventing’ Rohingya return

Myanmar security forces have carried out "well organised, coordinated and systematic" attacks aimed at preventing members of the Rohingya ethnic group from returning, the UN Human Rights office said in a report on Wednesday. The...
FILE PHOTO: Ethnic leaders and Burmese government officials attend the opening ceremony of the 21st Century Panglong Conference in Naypyidaw on 31 August 2016. (Photo: Reuters)

NCA signatories urge govt to reboot peace process

  Ahead of a ceremony on 15 October to mark the second anniversary of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), a leading member of the negotiating team for the eight signatories to the accord has called...
The government on Wednesday forbade three NGOs from distributing relief materials among the Rohingyas. Prothom Alo File Photo

Rohingya Recount Atrocities: ‘They Threw My Baby Into a Fire’

  COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Hundreds of women stood in the river, held at gunpoint, ordered not to move. A pack of soldiers stepped toward a petite young woman with light brown eyes and delicate cheekbones....
Trapped Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar get first substantial food aid in months

Trapped Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar get first substantial food aid in months

YANGON (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslim villagers cut off from food and threatened by Buddhist neighbors in Myanmar’s violence-racked Rakhine state received their first substantial food supplies in months on Wednesday after international pressure on...
International aid agencies say 521,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border into Bangladesh until Oct 10.

Bangladesh bans three NGOs from providing aid for Rohingya refugees

International aid agencies say 521,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border into Bangladesh until Oct 10. International aid agencies say 521,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border into Bangladesh until Oct 10. The Bangladesh government has barred three...
UN report details brutal Myanmar effort to drive out half a million Rohingya

UN report details brutal Myanmar effort to drive out half a million Rohingya

Region’s head of human rights calls on Aung San Suu Kyi to stop violence as report says ‘clearance operations’ include killings, torture and rape Myanmar security forces have driven out half a million Muslim Rohingya...

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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...