Daily Archives: October 13, 2017

Rohingya muslims flee violence in Rakhine state in Myanmar. Photo: Reuters

NGO: Fewer Than 20% of Rohingya Refugees Received Food Aid

Only some 20 percent of Rohingya refugees who have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar have been able to get food assistance, the aid group Handicap International said on Wednesday. “Humanitarian organisations currently have to cope...
Bangladesh fails diplomatically on Rohingya issue: Shujan

Bangladesh fails diplomatically on Rohingya issue: Shujan

Shujan Discussants at a roundtable said Bangladesh has been an utter failure in diplomatically handling the Rohingya issue. They also said the atrocities inflicted on Rohingyas meet all conditions for genocide. Shujan (Citizens for Good Governance),...
Smoke rises on the Myanmar side of the border, as seen from Palangkhali in Bangladesh on 5 October 2017 – four days before a fresh influx of refugees arrived via the nearby Anjumanpara border crossing. © UNHCR/Roger Arnold

UNHCR readies aid amid Rohingya refugee surge in Bangladesh

The UN Refugee Agency is rushing relief supplies to the border areas amid reports that an estimated 10,000 Rohingya refugees crossed into Bangladesh on Monday. This sudden influx follows the recent slowing arrivals. However, in...
A section of the border fence between Myanmar and Bangladesh. (Steve Tickner Frontier)

No more excuses. The Rohingya need our help

  Eric P. Schwartz is president of Refugees International. He was on a fact-finding mission in Bangladesh from Sept. 15 to 19. In 1998, President Bill Clinton visited Rwanda, where he formally apologized for the U.S....
(L-R) Karin Friedrich, Thomas Hunecke, and Jyoti Sanghera attend a news conference on the Mission Report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) rapid response mission to Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, for the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Brutal Myanmar army operation aimed at preventing Rohingya return: U.N

GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar security forces have brutally driven out half a million Muslim Rohingya from northern Rakhine state, torching their homes, crops and villages to prevent them from returning, the U.N. human rights...
Hindu refugees who fled violence in Myanmar are seen in neighbouring Bangladesh. Their version of events changed after a military operation led to their return to Myanmar. Photograph: Nurul Islam

Mystery surrounds deaths of Hindu villagers in Myanmar mass graves

Government accused of ‘dirty tricks’ as Hindus who fled to Bangladesh say army was behind massacre, only to blame Rohingya militants once back in Myanmar Two weeks after the bodies of 45 men, women and...
People displaced by violence in Rakhine State camp in an area known as 'no man's land' on the banks of a small river that marks the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar. (Steve Tickner | Frontier)

Security, infrastructure in northern Rakhine receives massive cash boost after refugee exodus

The government has unveiled plans to allocate K20 billion for border fence and road projects aimed at improving security in northern Rakhine State. By MRATT KYAW THU | FRONTIER NEARLY A month after the August 25...
Some obligations are towards all of humanity

Imagine there’s no countries

Individuals are defined by diversity in terms of race, faith, culture, language, and even food habits. However, such physical spaces defining people are slowly fading. Each citizen of the world is now woven into the...
Arakan was virtually ruled by Muslim from 1430 to 1531

Rohingya: the descendants of ancient Arakan

Thousands of Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh to escape genocide. Hundreds have died on the journey, and thousands did not even get the opportunity for escape. The exodus of the Rohingya population has...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...