Daily Archives: November 8, 2017

Nearly 5 years later, this issue is now a full-blown humanitarian crisis and it’s time for the Association of South-East Asian nations (ASEAN) to present a regional response

Why ASEAN must intervene in the Rohingya crisis

Nearly 5 years later, this issue is now a full-blown humanitarian crisis and it’s time for the Association of South-East Asian nations (ASEAN) to present a regional response In June 2012, communal riots between Myanmar’s...
Rohingya refugee actors from the Rohingya Women Theatre gesture during a performance in Kuala Lumpur in September. Thomson Reuters Foundation

After real-life drama, Rohingya refugees find solace on stage

Rohingya refugee actors from the Rohingya Women Theatre gesture during a performance in Kuala Lumpur in September. Thomson Reuters Foundation A group of Rohingya refugee women are telling their stories through theatre performances. Through their...
Shelters of Rohingya refugees are seen at Kutupalang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh November 5, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

5 Rohingyas jailed for selling mobile, SIMs

Five Rohingyas were jailed today by a Rab mobile court for setting up shops in Cox’s Bazar and selling mobile phones and SIM cards to Rohingya refugees, who have fled military persecution in Myanmar. A...
Rohingya refugees sit near their makeshift tent without light at the top of the Balukhali camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, 15 September 2017. Photo: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Five Rohingya men arrested by Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion

Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) seized weapons from five Rohingya men and arrested them on suspicion of robbing and kidnapping fellow residents of refugee camps along the southeastern border with Myanmar, RFA reported on...
5 foreign nationals released on undertakings

5 foreign nationals released on undertakings

This photo taken on October 7, 2017 shows a solar panel on the roof of a temporary home for Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox`s Bazar. AFP The police detained 21 persons...
Staff from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees interview Rohingyas at a UNHCR transit center in Bangladesh. Photo: UNHCR/Roger Arnold

One-third of Rohingya refugee families in Bangladesh vulnerable, UN agency finds

7 November 2017 – The innovative data collection technology employed by the United Nations refugee agency for the first stage of Rohingya family counting in Bangladesh has revealed a worrying statistic: one-third of the...
A Rohingya teenager with her malnourished sister. Picture: AFP

Rohingya refugees trudging towards disaster

Of all the inconceivable choices forced upon thousands of ­Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, few are more devastating than the desperate accounting that compels a parent to save their most needy...
Volker Türk UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection visiting refugees at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. © UNHCR/Roger Arnold

Rohingya return rests on safety and trust, says UNHCR’s Volker Türk

UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection assured Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh that any return must be voluntary, safe and dignified. DHAKA, Bangladesh – The UN Refugee Agency’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Volker Türk, concluded...
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association or CPA has adopted a statement calling for urgent action from the international community to resolve the humanitarian crisis facing the Rohingyas of Myanmar.

Rohingya crisis: Commonwealth parliamentarians call for urgent action at Dhaka assembly

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association or CPA has adopted a statement calling for urgent action from the international community to resolve the humanitarian crisis facing the Rohingyas of Myanmar. The CPA adopted the statement at its 63rd...
One of the world’s poorest countries confronts ethnic cleansing on its doorstep

One of the world’s poorest countries confronts ethnic cleansing on its doorstep

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — They may be out of harm’s way, for now, but their ordeal continues. Over the past two months, more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border from Burma, also...

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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...