Daily Archives: October 20, 2017

A jetty for oil tankers is seen on Madae island, Kyaukphyu Township, in this 7 October 2015 file photo. (PHOTO: Reuters)

China agrees to 70% share in Kyaukphyu sea port

    China has agreed to take a 70 percent stake in a strategically important sea port in Burma, at the lower end of a proposed range amid local concerns about Beijing’s growing economic clout in...
A Rohingya refugee boy cries as he climbs on a truck distributing aid for a local NGO near the Balukali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

More than 300,000 Rohingya refugee children ‘outcast and desperate’, Unicef says

One in five children under the age of five is estimated to be acutely malnourished, requiring medical attention Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are living in squalid conditions in Bangladesh camps where they lack enough food,...
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World MPs condemn the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar

The global parliamentary community has condemned today the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority in the Northern Rakhine state of Myanmar. MPs have called upon the Government of Myanmar to end immediately the violence...
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Read more: http://forward.com/opinion/letters/385248/israels-arms-support-of-myanmar-is-greatly-exaggerated/

Why Israel especially must stand for the Rohingya

A woman watches as soldiers burn her baby alive. The government disparages an established ethnic and religious minority as a dangerous foreign influence. Families run for their lives with no place to go. While...
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Myanmar Violence: Interview with Maung Zarni, Scholar of racism and genocide

RVISION is the first Rohingya TV channel that enact as the watchdog of the Rohingya’s issues, translates Rohingya’s grieves and inspires through its various programs. It has been pioneering in amplifying the voice of...
Majuma* fled her village in Northern Rakhine State with her husband and one and a half year old son after it was attacked by the military. It took them five days to reach Bangladesh on foot, where they have found shelter in one of the makeshift settlements. Evan Schuurman/Save the Children

Rohingya camps a ‘child protection disaster waiting to happen,’ with more than 450,000 children...

Overcrowding, a lack of schooling and widespread desperation among the Rohingya in camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are putting children at an alarming risk of exploitation and abuse, Save the Children has warned. More...
A MSF staff member tends to a woman suffering from an acute respiratory infection in the emergency room of the MSF medical facility in Kutupalong.

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Scaling Up Response to a Humanitarian Crisis

In response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has massively increased its operations in the country. This scale-up follows the influx of more than 582,000...
Maung Zarni is a democracy advocate, Rohingya campaigner, and an adviser to European Centre for the Study of Extremism (Youtube/Rohingya VisionTV)

Rohingya Crisis is a ‘Textbook Genocide’: Q&A with Maung Zarni

The Burmese scholar said that Aung San Suu Kyi's leadership has been the direct product of the icon manufacturing by Western media and activists which was intended to give acceptability to what, he believes,...
More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled the military's brutal crackdown in Myanmar [Al Jazeera]

US: Myanmar’s military accountable for Rohingya crisis

The United States holds Myanmar's military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority, the US secretary of state said. Rex Tillerson, however, stopped short of saying on Wednesday whether the US...
Amidst the chaos and urgent needs of survival, aid groups have established

Sexual predators, human traffickers target Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Organised criminal gangs and sexual predators are scouring the Rohingya refugee camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border looking for orphans, promising dubious jobs and exploiting women for so-called "survival sex", according to aid groups. Key points: Crime...

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Myanmar steps towards debt trap

By Taylor McDonald 2018-07-16 Myanmar plans to reduce the cost of the Chinese-backed Kyaukpyu special economic zone and port, cap its external debt load and avoid repeating the debts...

Lucky to have full family, many don’t

HUMAYUN KABIR BHUIYAN, back from Teknaf It was a hot and humid day with occasional drizzling. On July 1, the President of the International Committee...

The future of the stateless

Maizura Ismail 16 July 2018 The global community stood transfixed as the story of the Moo Pa football team and their coach who found themselves trapped...

In apparent test of Myanmar democracy, jailed Reuters journalists to testify in court

YANGON – Two jailed Reuters reporters on trial in Myanmar accused of obtaining secret state documents will testify in court from Monday, in a case...

Rakhine not ready to take back Rohingyas: IOM DG

International Organisation for Migration director general William Lacy Swing on Sunday said that the Myanmar authorities were not ready for taking back forcibly displaced...