Daily Archives: November 2, 2017

Rohingya refugees work at a fish farm in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Oct. 31, 2017.

Bangladesh: Thousands of Rohingya Escape Refugee Camps in Search of Jobs

  Rohingya Farhim Urmin shivered as she faced a reporter at the door of her new home, a seaside hut miles from overcrowded refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. The newcomer to Bangladesh seemed wary at first...
Pope Francis is being warned that even mentioning the Rohingya in his upcoming visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh this month will unleash a backlash from nationalist groups

Pope Francis faces chaotic backlash in Myanmar if he even mentions Rohingya

Pope Francis is being warned that even mentioning the Rohingya in his upcoming visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh this month will unleash a backlash from nationalist groups. Catholic leaders in the country admitted they were...
Terrified Rohingya Muslims await chance to enter Bangladesh

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delaying accord on repatriating Rohingya

  YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar insisted on Wednesday it was ready to set up a repatriation process for Rohingya Muslims even as more risked their lives fleeing the country, but it voiced fears Bangladesh was...
Rohingya refugees line up to receive humanitarian aid in Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Oct. 26, 2017.

Myanmar Slams Bangladesh for Delaying Rohingya Return

  Myanmar is accusing neighboring Bangladesh of delaying the return of Rohingya Muslims forced to flee across the border to avoid a brutal campaign against them by Myanmar's military. A spokesman for Myanmar de facto leader...
European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides speaks during a press briefing at the Padma State Guest House in Dhaka, Bangladesh on November 1, 2017 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

‘The root causes of Rohingya crisis lie in Myanmar’

European Commissioner Christos Stylianides said he was shocked and appalled by the scale of the humanitarian crisis that he had witnessed during his visit to Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar The European Union (EU)...
UK parliament event discusses Rohingya atrocities

UK parliament event discusses Rohingya atrocities

  Panel organized by Union of European Turkish Democrats hosted Lord Ahmed, AK Party lawmaker, Burma Campaign UK director   Oppression and intervention by Myanmar’s military against Rohingya Muslims has intensified because the international community remains silent,...
Universities pressured to cut Myanmar ties over Rohingya crisis

Universities pressured to cut Myanmar ties over Rohingya crisis

Some academics call for institutions to break all links with the country, while others say educational partnerships are key to building peace Universities across the world are under increasing pressure to break ties with institutions...

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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...