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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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...