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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Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...