Daily Archives: November 5, 2017

Hundreds of Rohingya line the narrow path that leads to Teknaf Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya influx slows down, but exodus still continues

  The influx of Rohingya pouring into Bangladesh from Myanmar is gradually slowing down, but a significant number of refugees are still waiting at the border areas to escape from the Rakhine state. “On November 2...
U.S. wants talks on Rohingya crisis but sanctions possible

U.S. wants talks on Rohingya crisis but sanctions possible

'But right now, as I noted earlier, our purpose is to solve the problem, not to punish,' says undersecretary of state for political affairs Thomas Shannon   DHAKA, Bangladesh – The US wants a diplomatic solution...
Key countries in the region must help to find a way forward based on upgraded ties between Myanmar and Bangladesh

Myanmar’s moves against Rohingya a get-out campaign, not genocide

Key countries in the region must help to find a way forward based on upgraded ties between Myanmar and Bangladesh When it comes to the Rohingya crisis in the northern-most region of Myanmar's western-most Rakhine...
Exhausted Rohingya refugees wait to be taken to a refugee camp after crossing the Naf river at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palang Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 2, 2017.

Rohingya Children in Cox’s Bazar to be Vaccinated Against Cholera

The second phase of a campaign to vaccinate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugee children against cholera gets underway Saturday in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The oral cholera vaccination campaign, which is being led by the...
Rohingyas Rohingya refugees walk after crossing the Naf river at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palong Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh November 1, 2017. Photo: Reuters

Rohingya Crisis: China recipe not working

The Chinese recipe for resolving the Rohingya crisis is not working. Yet, Beijing is insisting on it. Over the last 10 months, China has been speaking for resolution of the crisis through bilateral efforts between...
US Senator from Arizona John McCain. Photo: EPA

US rights group supports bipartisan legislation on Rohingya Crisis

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is urging the US Senate bill’s passage into law, saying tough sanctions are designed to halt Myanmar’s atrocities against Rohingya. The human rights organization UUSC is hailing the bipartisan...
Simon Henshaw, acting assistant secretary for the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, speaks during a press conference after visiting Rohingya camps, in Dhaka. Bangladesh, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Henshaw said Saturday that Rohingya Muslims should be returned safely to their homes in Myanmar after they were forced to flee the country amid a brutal crackdown by Myanmar security forces. (AP Photo/Rajib Dhar)

Myanmar must resettle Rohingya in their villages, says US official

  The US wants Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in their own villages following their exodus from the country’s violence-wracked Rakhine state for Bangladesh, a senior State Department official said on Saturday...
Photographers help pull a Rohingya refugee out of Naf River as she and other refugees tried to cross the Myanmar-Bangladesh border in Palong Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 1, 2017.

Myanmar Gave Us List of Rohingya Rebels, Bangladesh Home Minister Says

  Myanmar has given Bangladesh a list of hundreds of suspected Rohingya insurgents believed to be hiding out across the border, but security sweeps have netted no rebels thus far, the Bangladeshi home minister told...
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Q&A: Road to Justice for Grave Crimes in Burma

Since August 25, 2017, when the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a militant group, attacked about 30 police outposts and a military camp in northern Rakhine State, Burmese security forces have carried out mass...

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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...