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. 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

Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop giving aid to stranded Rohingya refugees

  DHAKA – Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military...
A Rohingya refugee is seen in Balukhali refugee camp at dawn near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 28, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

‘Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day’ event to be held in Toronto on Aug. 25

  The Burma Task Force and the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative say they have officially recognized Aug. 25 as “Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.” In a press...
Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Author Hafed Al-Ghwell (August 11, 2018 17:15) The Rohingya refugee crisis stunned the world when the first reports emerged of widespread ethnic cleansing in Rakhine state...
Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye, visit Maungdaw township of Rakhine State yesterday. Photo: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

Rohingya Repatriation: Progress quite insignificant

Diplomats say after Bangladesh delegation visits Maungdaw Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque and other members of the Bangladesh delegation, accompanied by...
Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

  U.N. aid agencies and the government of Bangladesh have criticized Myanmar for delays in offering safe return to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya...