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Veteran movie director Barbet Schroeder headed into the jungle, undercover, with a handheld digital SLR camera and two young assistants to record this profile of Wirathu

The Trump-Loving Buddhist Monk Inspiring Genocide

HORRIFYING A chilling new documentary by Barbet Schroeder explores the anti-Muslim hate-monk Ashin Wirathu, and sheds light on the genocide of Rohingya Muslims. LONDON—One of the twisted inspirations for a campaign of ethnic cleansing in Burma...
Rohingya crisis: Refugees tell of 'house by house' killings

‘My World Is Finished’: Rohingya Targeted in Crimes against Humanity in Myanmar

More than 530,000 Rohingya men, women and children have fled northern Rakhine State in terror in a matter of weeks amid the Myanmar security forces’ targeted campaign of widespread and systematic murder, rape and...
Inside a Rohingya refugee camp

‘Tortured and raped’: Rohingya women describe Mynamar soldiers’ rampage

Troops are beating and raping women at gunpoint as they rampage through Rohingya villages, two women tell Sky News.   Rabia sits in front of me on the floor of a small hut inside Kutupolong Refugee...
The Myanmar government has engaged in at least four of the five genocidal acts outlined in the Genocide Convention against the Rohingya, writes Starr Kinseth

What’s happening in Myanmar is genocide

On the night of August 25, an attack on Myanmar security forces by a handful of Rohingya militants in Northern Rakhine State prompted a brutal government counteroffensive that has, in turn, led to the...
Md osman Gani (right) during Friday prayer in a mosque inside of an apartment building largely inhabited by Aurora's Burmese Mulsim Rohingya community, Aug. 22, 2017

Thanks to Facebook Live, Denver’s Rohingya refugees are living out conflict a world away

It’s time for Friday afternoon prayer for metro-area Muslims and a room inside an apartment building along 14th Avenue in Aurora is filling up with men and boys. This makeshift mosque is on the...
A house is on fire in Gawduthar village of Maungdaw in Myanmar on September 7, 2017. File photo

UN top official witnesses dozens of burnt Rohingya villages

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman has witnessed dozens of burned and destroyed villages of Rohingyas in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. Besides, visiting internally displaced persons’ camps outside Sittwe, set up in...
A Rohingya refugee carry his injured relative after crossing the Naf river as they flee violence in Myanmar to reach Bangladesh in Palongkhali near Ukhia on October 16, 2017. The UN has said that 537,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh over the last seven weeks.

Mud and Hunger: Among the Desperate Rohingya Still Pouring into Bangladesh

The sounds on the shore are deafening. Thousands of refugees call out for their relatives in the darkness, wading through mud to find a familiar face by the dim light of a solar-powered torch....
Myanmar’s military has been continuously committing atrocities against the innocent Rohingyas in northern Maungdaw since last month, according to the local sources.

Tillerson: U.S. holds Myanmar military leaders accountable for Rohingya crisis

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States was "extraordinarily concerned" by what was happening to Myanmar's Rohingya minority and held Myanmar's military leadership accountable. "What's...

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Activists are angry at Aung San Suu Kyi's inaction over alleged atrocities against Rohingya in Rakhine [Dondi Tawatao/Reuters]

Concerns, Causes and Countermeasures to the Rohingya Problem

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui In the last four months, since August 2017, more than 615,000 natives of Arakan – the Rohingya Muslims and Hindus –...
US Ambassador to Myanmar Meets With Rakhine Political Party, NGOs to Discuss Rohingya Crisis

US Ambassador to Myanmar Meets With Rakhine Political Party, NGOs to Discuss Rohingya Crisis

The U.S. ambassador to Myanmar met with NGOs and Rakhine state’s dominant ethnic political party to discuss recent violence that has wracked the region,...
Resolving Rohingya Crisis: Europe stands by Bangladesh

Resolving Rohingya Crisis: Europe stands by Bangladesh

  EU, German, Swedish FMs assure Dhaka; Japan pledges help in repatriation process Germany, Sweden and the European Union yesterday extended their strong support to Bangladesh...
But these are the worst conditions I have encountered. This is a sentence I hear time and again from the most experienced aid workers here.

Rohingya crisis: Nothing prepared me for Bangladesh’s refugee camps

Eight-year-old May has a necklace with several keys around her neck. We ask her what they are for. Her eyes cloud over: "It is the...
China’s proposal for bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar without getting the international community involved makes no sense

Why a bilateral solution won’t work

  China’s proposal for bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar without getting the international community involved makes no sense When dealing with a humanitarian crisis, the...