Daily Archives: October 30, 2017

Demonstrators gather to show their support for the military on October 29, 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar. The military has been accused by the international community of causing the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims. - Lauren DeCicca,Getty Images

Misinformation spread on Facebook contributing to Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Ultranationalist monk banned from public preaching took to social media platform to promote false information about minority group Demonstrators gather to show their support for the military on October 29, 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar. The...
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang

Chinese ambassador: Dhaka, Beijing to sit together to solve the Rohingya issue

Chinese ambassador: Dhaka, Beijing to sit together to solve the Rohingya issue File Photo: Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar wait to be let through by Bangladeshi border guards after crossing the border in Palang...
Khaleda reaches Cox's Bazar on the way to Rohingya refugee camps

Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda reaches Cox’s Bazar on the way to Rohingya refugee camps

  BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has arrived in Cox's Bazar to visit Rohingya refugee camps at Ukhia. The BNP chief reached the southwestern district at 8pm on Sunday after her overnight stay in Chittagong. Her motorcade...
United Nations Security Council must go tough on Myanmar

UNSC must go tough on Myanmar

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque said the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) must take a strong stance against the Myanmar government for the ongoing persecution of Rohingyas in Rakhine State. It...
President Trump, heed the plight of the Rohingya

President Trump, heed the plight of the Rohingya

Malatya, the town where I was born, hosts one of the 25 refugee camps across the plains of southeastern Turkey. With our NATO allies, the United States has helped provide 2,083 shipping containers in...
If Rohingya issue not solved now, it’ll be a problem for other countries: Bangladesh deputy high commissioner Toufique Hasan

If Rohingya issue not solved now, it’ll be a problem for other countries: Bangladesh...

“Now it (Rohingyas) is a problem for Bangladesh. If it is not solved, it will become a problem for you and then for all others. We hope all the countries in the region will...
Police to set up five camps at Kutupalong to watch Rohingyas

Bangladesh Police to set up five camps at Kutupalong to watch Rohingyas

  The government has instructed the police to set up five outposts at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar in an effort to beef up security after the killing of a Bangladeshi man in an...
International Organization for Migration

Over 817,000 Rohingyas now in Bangladesh: IOM

Two Months on from Outbreak of Violence, Number of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh Reaches 817,000 Cox’s Bazar – A total of 817,000 Rohingya refugees are now living in the southern most district of Bangladesh. Since...
Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, rest inside a school compound at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Nearly 600 000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state and arrived in Bangladesh since August 25 to avoid persecution that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing. Picture: Dar Yasin/AP

Rohingya refugees need world’s help to survive

  Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) President Dr Joanne Liu describes her recent visit to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where a refugee crisis is unfolding after renewed violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar: “Almost 600000 Rohingya refugees have sought...

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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...