Daily Archives: October 28, 2017

Monks in Yangon, Myanmar, studying at the Ywama Monastery, which supports the Buddhist nationalist Ma Ba Tha movement. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

A War of Words Puts Facebook at the Center of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar’s government has barred Ashin Wirathu, an ultranationalist Buddhist monk, from public preaching for the past year, saying his speeches helped fuel the violence against the country’s Rohingya ethnic group that the United Nations...
Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, rest inside a school compound at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Oct. 23, 2017.

Aid Deliveries Difficult as Conditions Deteriorate for Rohingya Refugees

U.N. agencies say bad roads and bad weather are compounding the difficulties of delivering essential aid to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees living in small, congested areas in Bangladesh. The International Organization for Migration...
Tubewell installed close proximity of latrines in Kutupalong Refugee Camp| Tarek Mahmud/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya camps on the brink of waterborne disease outbreak

According to UNHCR, 604,000 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh fleeing the violence which erupted in Myanmar on August 25 The unplanned installation of tube wells in close proximity to sanitary latrines at the Rohingya camps in...
Is this a real shift in North Korea-Myanmar relations, or just political expediency

Is Myanmar Serious About Enforcing Sanctions on North Korea?

During the 11th ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and 4th ADMM-Plus Meeting held earlier this week in the Philippines, the assembled ministers condemned North Korea’s ongoing missile and nuclear tests. In their Joint Statement,...
Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said the Myanmar authorities would not ultimately resolve the Rohingya crisis despite its pledge

‘Myanmar won’t resolve Rohingya crisis if int’l pressure recedes’

Asaduzzaman KhanHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said the Myanmar authorities would not ultimately resolve the Rohingya crisis despite its pledge to do so if the international community stops exerting pressure on Naypyidaw to take...
US urges Myanmar to follow 1992 deal in Rohingya repatriation

US urges Myanmar to follow 1992 deal in Rohingya repatriation

The US has pressed Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas, who fled to Bangladesh, in line with the 1992 agreement between the two next-door neighbours. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke on Thursday with Myanmar's...
Rohingya Muslim women 'being driven to prostitution to buy supplies' in Bangladesh refugee camps

Rohingya Muslim women ‘being driven to prostitution to buy supplies’ in Bangladesh refugee camps

Scarcity of food and water pushing many to desperate measures as sex trade flourishes in overcrowded camps housing minority fleeing persecution in Burma As Rohingya women struggle to access even the very basics such as...
A young girl and a baby wade through mud after arriving in Whaikhyang, Bangladesh from Burma on 10 September

Rohingya crisis: Death toll of Muslims killed by Burmese army ‘may be extremely high’,...

The death toll from a “clearance operation” launched by Burmese troops against Rohingya Muslims may be “extremely high”, the UN has revealed. UN human rights officials who visited refugee camps for the Rohingya established inside...

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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...