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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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...