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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Sharifah Husain has spent the last decade educating her community's most vulnerable women and children [Adam Bemma/Al Jazeera]

One Rohingya’s struggle to empower women in Malaysia

  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Tucked away upstairs at a shopping plaza in this city's north end is a small storefront turned classroom for dozens of Rohinyga women and children. The sound of these women reciting...
A Rohingya man carries his sick mother to a health clinic at Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on Nov. 20. (Abir Abdullah / EPA-EFE)

How much longer will the world sit by and watch crimes against humanity in...

As the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar grows more grim, it shows every sign of taking its place on the shameful list of mass atrocities that the world did nothing to stop. Since August, the Myanmar...
The Bangladesh government has appealed for international support to move the Rohingya to Bhashan Char, also known as Thengar Char, a barren Bangladeshi silt island that floods every year.

The island Bangladesh is thinking of putting refugees on is hardly an island at...

A view of the Thengar Char island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, February 2, 2017. This is Thengar Char. (Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain) Since late August, Rohingya have been fleeing their homes in Myanmar and crossing...
Photo of Bhashan Char, also known as Thengar Char, a low-lying island in the Bay of Bengal where Bangladesh’s government has approved a plan to build shelters to accommodate about 100,000 Rohingya refugees who will be moved from Cox’s Bazar district.

Bangladesh OKs Plan to Send 100,000 Rohingya Refugees to Flood-Prone Island

AFP Bangladesh on Tuesday greenlighted a controversial plan to spend U.S. $280 million (23.12 billion taka) to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees from the mainland to a low-lying desolate island off its southern coast, where it...
Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees must not be relocated to uninhabitable island

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees must not be relocated to uninhabitable island

The Bangladesh government must abandon all plans to relocate more than 100,000 Rohingya refugees on to an uninhabitable island, Amnesty International said today. On Tuesday, the Bangladesh government approved a $280 million plan to develop...
Advisers who told Pope Francis not to mention Rohingya 'violated our human rights', says Burmese activist

Advisers who told Pope Francis not to mention Rohingya ‘violated our human rights’, says...

Human Rights Watch says pontiff missed 'important opportunity' to raise international concerns in Burma. But a leading Rohingya blogger tells The Independent the blame does not lie with Francis himself   Pope Francis should not be...
Swedish Rohingya Association chairman thanks Turkey, Turkish president for supporting persecuted Rohingya community

Stockholm protest raises voice for Rohingya Muslims

    More than 100 people gathered in Stockholm on Tuesday to protest against the ongoing persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. The Rohingya Support Committee had organized the demonstration at Sergels Torg Square. Protesters...
U.S. Senator from Illinois Dick Durbin of Illinois is the Senate Democratic Whip

The Most Hated People on Earth

Chris Carter is a New Zealander. In his sixties, he still looks like the person you would call on to lead a hike or choose a touch football team. The years have turned his...
Aye Maung writes notes during high-level talks at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw in this 10 April 2015 file photo. (Photo: Reuters)

ANP upheaval reaches new heights as party chair Aye Maung resigns

In a development certain to shake up the political arena in Rakhine State and beyond, the leader of the Arakan National Party (ANP) has submitted a letter of resignation, throwing one of Burma’s most...
Pope Francis speaks during an event in Myanmar capital Naypyidaw on Tuesday. (Ye Aung Thu / AFP/Getty Images)

Pope demands rights for all in Myanmar without referencing ‘Rohingya’

Pope demands rights for all in Myanmar without referencing ‘Rohingya' Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that Myanmar's future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who...
Before his speech Pope Francis met Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Pope meets Suu Kyi, fails to mention Rohingya in speech

Pope Francis has met Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi but avoided directly addressing the ongoing Rohingya crisis. At the meeting in Yangon on Tuesday, the pontiff stressed the importance of Myanmar respecting the...
Pramila Patten, United Nations special representative of the secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict. Photo by: Rick Bajornas / U.N.

UN’s Patten calls for independent probe on Rohingya crisis

UNITED NATIONS — Bangladesh’s government is coping for now with an influx of Rohingya refugees who continue to flee Myanmar, but the host country’s limits are being tested, United Nations special representative Pramila Patten...

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UK says pressed Aung San Suu Kyi on ‘justice and accountability’ for Rohingya

NAYPYITAW: Myanmar must ensure there is "no hiding place" for those responsible for crimes against its Rohingya minority if it is to...

Myanmar Not Listening To Us: US On Rohingya Crisis

Rohingya crisis: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres weighed in on the arrest and sentencing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar, saying it is not...

ICC referral may need to be considered over Rohingya treatment: UK

A Rohingya girl walks in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. Photo courtesy: MSF Reuters, London British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that...

World ‘won’t rest’ on Rohingya crisis

UK's Hunt tells Suu Kyi, raises concerns on jailing of journos British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt ( L ) meets Myanmar state counsellor Aung...

Jeremy Hunt: Burmese generals must face justice over Rohingya

British foreign secretary speaks after meeting Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi Jeremy Hunt meets villagers in Maungdaw, Rakhine state. Photograph: Ye...