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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Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected

No listed Rohingya expressed willingness to return, says Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected Star Online...
Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...