Daily Archives: November 7, 2017

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Security Council Presidential Statement Calls on Myanmar to End Excessive Military Force, Intercommunal Violence...

Permanent Representative Says Text Places Undue Political Pressure on Government Calling on the Myanmar Government to end the excessive military force and intercommunal violence that had devastated the Rohingya community in Rakhine State, the Security...
Azeem Ibrahim is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Policy and Adj Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute

The Rohingya crisis is now genocide and we must recognize it as such

The Rohingya situation has been evolving. And now, it seems, we can no longer avoid the conclusion we have all been dreading. This is now a genocide, and we, in the international community, must...
With the Washington Monument in the distance, members of the Karen ethnic group rally to bring attention to the human rights violations towards religious and ethnic minorities in the Burma region, in front of the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill.

Minnesota’s Karen refugees join march on Washington to keep pressure on Myanmar

In Rohingya crisis, other refugees see a chance to highlight plight of Myanmar's minorities. By Mila Koumpilova Star Tribune GalleryGallery: Members of the Karen ethnic group hold a giant Karen flag as they rally to bring...
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Rohingya crisis deepens in Bangladesh

  Thousands more Rohingyas arrive in Bangladesh as they flee "ethnic cleansing" in neighbouring Myanmar.   ""We have to persuade the Myanmar government that we're talking about human rights. It's not a religious conflict, it's not a...
Tears roll down the cheeks of a child while drinking water from a kettle, as Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in Myanmar wait along the border for permission to move further towards refugee camps near Palong Khali, Bangladesh, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. More than 600,000 Rohingya from northern Rakhine state have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when Myanmar security forces began a scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya villages. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) The Associated Press

UN Condemns Violence in Myanmar Forcing Rohingyas to Flee

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a statement condemning the violence that has caused more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee from Myanmar to Bangladesh.   UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously...
Myanmar’s founding narrative continues to worsen the lives of Rohingya

Myanmar’s founding narrative continues to worsen the lives of Rohingya

  Myanmar needs to tackle the problem at its roots before it can address the ensuing Rohingya crisis. The recent bouts of violence in Western Myanmar have prompted a mass exodus of Rohingya towards neighbouring Bangladesh....
UN Security Council: Refer Burma to the ICC

UN Security Council: Refer Burma to the ICC

  A Rohingya refugee family cross the Naf River at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palong Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh November 1, 2017. © 2017 Reuters/Adnan Abidi (New York) – The United Nations Security Council should...

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Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going...
Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...