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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ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

[OPINION] Myanmar is now erasing the Rohingya’s very name

News organizations are being prohibited from using the word 'Rohingya' in their shows The tragedy of the Rohingya Muslims of Burma began with the forced...
The Kutupalong refugee camp's mosques were full on Saturday morning as Rohingya refugees prayed

Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdown

The Kutupalong refugee camp's mosques were full on Saturday morning as Rohingya refugees prayed for safety from flash floods and sudden landslides that they...
An illuminated sign for Myanmar Beer, manufactured by Myanmar Brewery Ltd, is seen above restaurants and food stalls in the Chinatown area of Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Japanese brewery gave donation to Myanmar army chief during Rohingya crisis

Japan urged to examine payment made by Kirin subsidiary at height of ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine state, which firm claims was for victims The...
Rohingya Boat People

Myanmar to Repatriate Rohingya Boat People, Return 12 to Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh sit in the rain after they and their wrecked boat washed up on a beach in Rathedaung township, western Myanmar's...
Landslides kill 12 as rain batters Rohingya refugees

Landslides kill 12 as rain batters Rohingya refugees

DHAKA: Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least 12 people Tuesday in Bangladesh near camps housing one million Rohingya refugees, officials said. Aid agencies...