Daily Archives: November 11, 2017

Myanmar’s Tatmadaw and the Making of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army

Myanmar’s Tatmadaw and the Making of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army

  Since August 25, Myanmar’s security forces have conducted what the United Nations (UN) has described as “a textbook case of ethnic cleansing” against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. It has forced more than...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi speak during a meeting in Ottawa on June 7, 2017.

Trudeau To Meet Aung San Suu Kyi Amid Rohingya Crisis

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Vietnam. Suu...
A father holds his severely malnourished daughter whilst awaiting treatment at an Action for Hunger Emergency ops centre. The IRC is building a further centre in & around the refugee camps to support malnourished children, & women sexual violence victims

Public health crisis underway in Cox’s Bazar as Rohingya children face tenfold increase in...

As health conditions for Rohingya deteriorate, IRC launches emergency response Over $12 million needed to provide life-saving services in Myanmar and Bangladesh with tenfold increase in severe malnutrition compared to last year DOWNLOAD HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS...
A Rohingya refugee arrives at Balukhali carrying all of his possessions. Once surveyed, he will be given materials to build a shelter and will hike to a less congested part of the site. Photo: Olivia Headon / UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

Hostile Terrain Slows Delivery of Lifesaving Aid to Rohingya Refugees

  Cox’s Bazar – Since 25 August, an estimated 613,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, fleeing violence in Myanmar. The total refugee population in the area is now over 826,000. The makeshift sites...
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN chief says violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya must end

  UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday it is “an absolutely essential priority” to stop all violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, allow them to return to their homes, and grant them legal status. The...
Photo: A child in Rohingya holds up a haunting picture she drew of her memories. (UNHCR: Roger Arnold) One of the things Mahmuda has asked these traumatised children to do is draw their memories.

Rohingya refugees suffer unspeakable acts of cruelty at the hands of Myanmar’s military

In the refugee camps of Bangladesh, a small handful of psychologists are attempting the near impossible — trying to counsel hundreds of thousands of traumatised Rohingya refugees. Many of their patients have seen or suffered...
After every atrocity, we say ‘never again’. We must mean it.’ Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters

The Rohingya are facing genocide. We cannot be bystanders

  We cannot allow people to be slaughtered and burnt out of their homes, while the world watches, write Salman Rushdie and dozens of others in this open letter Rohingya refugee lies on the ground Salman Rushdie,...
Rohingya Muslim refugees who entered Bangladesh by boat walk towards refugee camps after landing at the Saplapur beach in the Teknaf district of Bangladesh on November 9, 2017. (AFP/DIBYANGSHU SARKAR )

Safe in a camp, Rohingya children face death by malnutrition

  Tiny Mohammad Sohail cries uncontrollably as he waits to see a doctor -- one of the thousands of Rohingya children at risk of an agonising death from malnutrition even after reaching the safety of...
Nearly 700 Rohingyas cross Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh on rafts, boats

Nearly 700 Rohingyas cross Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh on rafts, boats

Around 550 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have crossed the Naf river into Bangladesh on rafts made of logs, bamboos and plastic jerrycans. Border Guard Bangladesh Teknaf-2 Battalion Commander Lt Col SM Ariful Islam said the...
Malaysian journalist Mok Choy Lin (right) and Singapore journalist Lau Hon Meng (left) leave Zabu Thiri court during their first trial in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Nov 10, 2017.

Singaporean, Malaysian journalists get 2 months’ jail in Myanmar over drone use

NAYPYITAW - Four people, including a Singaporean cameraman and a Malaysian producer, were sentenced to two months' jail each in Myanmar on Friday (Nov 10), after they pleaded guilty under the country's Aircraft Act. Singaporean...

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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...