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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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...