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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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...