Daily Archives: November 1, 2017

Calling a Genocide a Genocide

Calling a Genocide a Genocide

Human rights advocates are too quick to use the G-word to describe mass atrocities. But in the case of the Rohingya, it applies. The Rohingya refugees who have been pouring across the Myanmar-Bangladesh border for...
Bangladesh to raise Rohingya issue in CPA

Bangladesh to raise Rohingya issue in CPA

Bangladesh will raise the Rohingya issue in the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference starting tomorrow in Dhaka. The country, which is currently hosting over six lakhs Rohingyas, who fled persecution in Myanmar since August, brief all...
A Rohingya Muslim girl cries as a volunteer beats children with a stick to control a crowd waiting to receive meals distributed by a Turkish aid agency at Thaingkhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. UNICEF says the children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a "hell on earth" in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. Children account for 58 percent of the refugees who have poured into Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, over the last eight weeks. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

Rohingyas: Shade On Burmese, A Light On Bangladesh?

  When the latest Rohingya migration out of what is now Myanmar into what is now Bangladesh mushroomed this summer into the greatest of all refugee crises of 2017, it did two clarifying things: -- It...
Burmese Expats Must Join The Chorus Of International Outrage Over The Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis

Burmese Expats Must Join The Chorus Of International Outrage Over The Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis

  As an American civil rights lawyer who was born in Myanmar (or Burma, as I still call it), I watched with horror this summer as the Myanmar government clamped down hard on innocent Rohingya...
BHRN calls for immediate release of journalists and their drivers over drone use

BHRN calls for immediate release of journalists and their drivers over drone use

The Burma Human Rights Network calls for the release of photographer and journalist Aung Naing Soe, foreign journalists Lau Hon Meng and Mok Choy Lin and their driver Hla Tin, who were arrested on...
UN names Norwegian for interim role in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis

UN names Norwegian for interim role in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis

  Knut Ostby to take over the humanitarian role, replacing outgoing envoy Renata Lok-Dessallien, who completed her nearly four-year term in October. The United Nations named a new interim UN resident coordinator for Myanmar on Tuesday,...
An Islamic teacher listens to Rohingya refugee children reading the Koran outside of a mosque in Palong Khali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 30, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Hannah McKay

Inside view of Myanmar’s Rohingya insurgency

An Asia Times investigation into Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh shows the insurgent Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army relies on religion and coercion to recruit its sometimes reluctant members Four months ago, while walking to his...
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Prof Urges Students to Consider Oppression of The Rohingya

The Rohingya crisis has been termed a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” and one of the worst humanitarian disasters of this decade. At Cornell, organizations will be rallying to raise awareness about the crisis...
Myanmar: UN names new top official amid Rohingya crisis

Myanmar: UN names new top official amid Rohingya crisis

  The United Nations on Tuesday appointed Knut Ostby of Norway as its new interim resident coordinator for Myanmar. According to a statement from UN’s Office of the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Yangon, Ostby, who...
A man holds an umbrella as he stands on a boat, which capsized with a group of Rohingya refugees at Bailakhali near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh October 31, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Reuters

Seven Rohingya Refugees Drown as Crossing to Bangladesh Ends in Grief

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Four Rohingya Muslims, a man, woman and two children, drowned when a small wooden fishing boat carrying dozens of refugees fleeing ethnic violence in Myanmar capsized off the Bangladesh...

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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...