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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ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop giving aid to stranded Rohingya refugees

  DHAKA – Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military...
A Rohingya refugee is seen in Balukhali refugee camp at dawn near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 28, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

‘Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day’ event to be held in Toronto on Aug. 25

  The Burma Task Force and the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative say they have officially recognized Aug. 25 as “Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.” In a press...
Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Author Hafed Al-Ghwell (August 11, 2018 17:15) The Rohingya refugee crisis stunned the world when the first reports emerged of widespread ethnic cleansing in Rakhine state...
Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye, visit Maungdaw township of Rakhine State yesterday. Photo: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

Rohingya Repatriation: Progress quite insignificant

Diplomats say after Bangladesh delegation visits Maungdaw Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque and other members of the Bangladesh delegation, accompanied by...
Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

  U.N. aid agencies and the government of Bangladesh have criticized Myanmar for delays in offering safe return to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya...