Daily Archives: October 27, 2017

Myanmar still rigid on its strategy over Rohingyas' return

Same old trick: Myanmar still rigid on its strategy over Rohingyas’ return

Myanmar's promise to take back the Rohingyas, who fled to Bangladesh to escape a brutal military crackdown, looks hollow, as it is still showing an unbending attitude towards them. Following a Myanmar union minister's Dhaka...
IFRC chief Elhadj As Sy says humanitarian crisis is unprecedented and calls on all leaders to take situation seriously

World failing Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, top Red Cross official says

A top Red Cross official has described the humanitarian crisis affecting Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims as unprecedented and said the world was failing in its response. Speaking to the Guardian on a visit to the rapidly...
Myanmar refuses to set timeframe on repatriating the Rohingya

Myanmar refuses to set timeframe on repatriating the Rohingya

Myanmar has not given Bangladesh any timeframe to take back the Rohingya who fled their homeland in the face of a brutal military offensive in the Rakhine state. A senior official in Naypyitaw has said...
EU has limited options for helping Rohingya refugees

EU has limited options for helping Rohingya refugees

On Monday, during a fundraising event in Geneva, the European Union pledged new funds for Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and crossing the border into Bangladesh. The EU promised...
A Rohingya refugee with her child at a refugee camp near Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh yesterday. The proposed resolution would also call on Myanmar to allow refugees living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh to return.

UN council mulls over draft resolution on Rohingya crisis

UNITED NATIONS • The United Nations Security Council is weighing a draft resolution that would pressure Myanmar to address the violence that has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee, according to...
A Rohingya refugee girl reads the Quran to her teacher during a Quran reading lesson at a mosque in Palong Khali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Oct 24, 2017. Reuters

Robbed of childhood, Rohingya sketch out their trauma

  Shupira sits surrounded by dozens of children drawing colourful patterns onto white sheets of paper. But the eight-year-old’s picture is turning out differently. With a grey pen, she sketches houses full of people, then switching colours...
A medical officer providing vaccine to a Rohingya child File Photo

The real reason so many Rohingya girls are pregnant

  Unable to do anything else to protect their daughters from the jaw of brutal sexual assault by Myanmar’s military forces and Mogh extremists, helpless parents in the country’s strife-torn Rakhine state are marrying off...
Mental health first aid on the frontlines of the Rohingya crisis

Mental health first aid on the frontlines of the Rohingya crisis

Many refugees fleeing Myanmar experience unimaginable horrors. By Tim Gaynor in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh | 26 October 2017 When the packed fishing boat broke up in the storm, Nurus Salam was tossed into the sea...

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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...