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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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...