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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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...