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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Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected

No listed Rohingya expressed willingness to return, says Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected Star Online...
Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
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,...