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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ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop giving aid to stranded Rohingya refugees

  DHAKA – Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military...
A Rohingya refugee is seen in Balukhali refugee camp at dawn near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 28, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

‘Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day’ event to be held in Toronto on Aug. 25

  The Burma Task Force and the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative say they have officially recognized Aug. 25 as “Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.” In a press...
Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Author Hafed Al-Ghwell (August 11, 2018 17:15) The Rohingya refugee crisis stunned the world when the first reports emerged of widespread ethnic cleansing in Rakhine state...
Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye, visit Maungdaw township of Rakhine State yesterday. Photo: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

Rohingya Repatriation: Progress quite insignificant

Diplomats say after Bangladesh delegation visits Maungdaw Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque and other members of the Bangladesh delegation, accompanied by...
Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

  U.N. aid agencies and the government of Bangladesh have criticized Myanmar for delays in offering safe return to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya...