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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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...