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. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop giving aid to stranded Rohingya refugees

  DHAKA – Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military...
A Rohingya refugee is seen in Balukhali refugee camp at dawn near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 28, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

‘Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day’ event to be held in Toronto on Aug. 25

  The Burma Task Force and the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative say they have officially recognized Aug. 25 as “Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.” In a press...
Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Author Hafed Al-Ghwell (August 11, 2018 17:15) The Rohingya refugee crisis stunned the world when the first reports emerged of widespread ethnic cleansing in Rakhine state...
Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye, visit Maungdaw township of Rakhine State yesterday. Photo: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

Rohingya Repatriation: Progress quite insignificant

Diplomats say after Bangladesh delegation visits Maungdaw Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque and other members of the Bangladesh delegation, accompanied by...
Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

  U.N. aid agencies and the government of Bangladesh have criticized Myanmar for delays in offering safe return to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya...