Daily Archives: October 21, 2017

Newly arrived Rohingya refugees board a boat as they transfer to a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Doctors say they have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with sexual violence

Rohingya crisis: Burmese soldiers are raping and murdering Muslims today, warns UN Burmese soldiers are continuing to rape and murder Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state, according to the United Nations Commissioner for Human...
A Rohingya man carries his baby in a basket as he arrives in Tuangiri, Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Sept. 12, 2017.

Sen. Young: More action needed to stop Rohingya ethnic cleansing

US. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) drafted a bipartisan letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley regarding the Burmese military's brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya...
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WATCH: Rohingya walk through rain, muddy rice fields to reach Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees facing 'hell on earth' in Bangladesh Masses of Rohingya refugees are flowing into Bangladesh from Myanmar every day. Among them, about 7,000 recently found themselves stuck on the muddy berms of the Anjuman...
Thick black smoke rises from what is believed to be a burning village in western Myanmar

Rohingya persecution to be documented in new I B Tauris book

I B Tauris has commissioned a new book on the current persecution of the Rohingya people in Myanmar. The latest attacks in Myanmar have seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee the country and...
In this handout image supplied by the Office of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Royal Hashemite Court, Queen Rania of Jordan meets Syrian refuges at the Karatepe municipality camp for refugees on the outskirts of Mytilene in Lesbos, Greece on April 25, 2016. In this handout image supplied by the Office of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Royal Hashemite Court, Queen Rania of Jordan meets Syrian refuges at the Karatepe municipality camp for refugees on the outskirts of Mytilene in Lesbos, Greece on April 25, 2016. Getty Images

Queen of Jordan: Better Data Is Key to Helping Female Refugees

What’s worse than being a refugee, forced to flee your home, your community and your country; leave behind those whom you love; and, all too often, be pushed into poverty and an uncertain future? Being...
A Rohingya refugee, who crossed the border from Myanmar, makes her way walks to the Kotupalang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh this week. Picture: Reuters

UN panel ready to hold Myanmar to account over Rohingya crisis

  Myanmar is staring down the ­barrel of its first UN ­“accountability phase” — triggering sanctions, Security Council ­action or referral to the International Criminal Court. A three-person UN panel that includes former Australian human rights...
Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army

Did the Myanmar Army intentionally allow the ARSA attacks to happen?

When speaking to displaced Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar, many claimed that there was an odd lack of security at outposts in Myanmar the day before the attacks on August 25 Syed Zakir Hossain This is...
Aung San Suu Kyi will have her name removed from St Hugh’s junior common room with immediate effect. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Oxford college drops Aung San Suu Kyi from common room’s name

Decision by students at St Hugh’s, where the leader of Myanmar also studied, is over her response to the Rohingya crisis Undergraduates at the Oxford college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to...
Rights group Amnesty International (AI) has reported Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of people in a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims. The government denies reports of atrocities

Rohingya crisis – ‘These people need all the help they can get’

As the number of Rohingya refugees soars, an upcoming donor conference in Geneva aims to secure extra funding to provide urgently needed aid. DW spoke to UNOCHA's Jens Laerke about the global response to...
Crimes against humanity

Heartbreaking stories of atrocity are coming out of Myanmar — here’s what Rohingya refugees...

Thousands of Rohingya have fled ethnic cleansing in Myanmar to Bangladesh. Many of the stories are horrifying and heartbreaking. The persecution of Rohingya Muslims dates back to the end of World War II. Stories of rape, murder,...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...