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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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...