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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Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of...
People look at an unexploded rocket in Mrauk U Township in Rakhine State in March 2019. (AFP)

Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine State

  YANGON — A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State, the army said Tuesday, the first time an...
A Myanmar delegation held repatriation talks during the weekend with Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar region.

Rohingya want recognition, citizenship, security before returning to Myanmar

  Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group with citizenship in their home country, leaders...