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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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...