Daily Archives: October 23, 2017

India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims

India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims

DHAKA, Bangladesh — India’s foreign minister told Bangladesh’s government that Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia’s largest refugee crises in decades, the government said. Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj conveyed...
Halting Myanmar ethnic cleansing: 5 critical steps

Halting Myanmar ethnic cleansing: 5 critical steps

United Nations drone video shows scores of Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh. The UN says 500,000 Rohingya have crossed the border in just five weeks. They're fleeing a military crackdown that the...
In Bangladesh, Sushma Swaraj Offers Her Thoughts On Rohingya Crisis

In Bangladesh, Sushma Swaraj Offers Her Thoughts On Rohingya Crisis

Nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State where the army has launched a crackdown against militants. India is "deeply concerned" at the spate...
EU to co-host pledging conference on the Rohingya refugee crisis

EU to co-host pledging conference on the Rohingya refugee crisis

  The European Union will co-host the upcoming 'Pledging Conference' on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, with Kuwait, in Geneva on Oct 23. The event will be organised in partnership with the United Nations Office for the...
An Indonesian protester burns a picture of Suu Kyi during a rally in front of the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on Sept. 2.

Oxford Students To Alumna Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya Inaction Is ‘Inexcusable’

Myanmar’s civilian leader is under increasing scrutiny for her failure to address the humanitarian crisis. Students at St. Hugh’s College in Oxford have joined an international chorus of critics in condemning their alumna Aung San...
Demonstrators march in Sittwe, Myanmar on Sunday to urge Myanmar's government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh since late August. (Associated Press)

Buddhists protest to urge Myanmar not to repatriate Rohingya

  Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists protested Sunday to urge Myanmar's government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. The...
Rohingya refugees line up to receive humanitarian aid in Kutupalong refugees camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 20, 2017| Reuters

Drenched by the rain at night, the Rohingya fight for survival

  It has been 10 days since octogenarian Abdul Malek entered Bangladesh with his family, escaping the brutal military crackdown in Buthidaung, Myanmar. Malek crossed the Bangladesh-Myanmar border through Anjum Para of Ukhiya upazila and 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...