Daily Archives: November 13, 2017

Rakhine conflict has multiple patterns

Rakhine conflict has multiple patterns

Rajeev Bhattacharyya Ukhia/Tefnaf (Bangladesh), Nov 12 - On September 27, Aliahamat’s world came crashing down at a small village called Tolatoli in Myanmar’s infamous Rakhine. He lost eight members of his family out of a...
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Myanmar’s Rohingya policy damaging Bangladesh

It must be compelled to solve the problem It is estimated by a leading think tank that Bangladesh would need Tk 7,126 crore to provide food, shelter and other support to the Rohingyas until June...
Mumtaz, photographed here on September 27, 2017, fled from Myanmar with her daughter.

Accounts of rape, burning children and murder

  (CNN)Discarded and left for dead, Mumtaz says she found herself on top of a mound of charred, entangled bodies. "They killed and killed and piled the bodies up high. It was like cut bamboo," says...
The hopeful future meets with the Dalai Lama

The hopeful future meets with the Dalai Lama

Twenty-five young peace building leaders from 12 countries of conflict were brought together by the United States Institute of Peace to meet the world’s most iconic figure of peace   Peace is a word easily said...
Press briefing by Mr. Idriss Jazairy, Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights.

Ambassador Jazairy: ‘Myanmar’s Rohingyas are denied the right to have rights’

  (MENAFN Editorial) iCrowdNewswire - Nov 10, 2017 10 November 2017, GENEVA The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (hereinafter 'The Geneva Centre)Ambassador Idriss Jazairy emphasized - during...
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The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya is visible from space

In just months, more than 600,000 members of Myanmar’s ethnic Muslim minority, the Rohingya, have fled persecution into neighboring Bangladesh. When that many people move on earth, you can see it from space. The imagery...
Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar rest after having just crossed over the border, as they wait for permission to proceed towards a refugee camp near Ukhiya, Bangladesh, Friday. Picture: AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

Rape of Rohingya minority a weapon of genocide, says UN official

  Dhaka - A senior United Nations official said on Sunday she would raise the issue of persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya minority, especially sexual violence and torture, with the International Criminal Court (ICC). Pramila Patten, Special...
MINORITY. Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, who tried to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence, are kept under watch by Bangladeshi security officials in Teknaf on December 25, 2016. AFP file photo Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have intercepted 34 boats carrying some 340 Rohingyas at border points near Cox's Bazar. / AFP PHOTO / STR

Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women

UN envoy Many of these atrocities 'could be crimes against humanity,' says UN envoy Pramila Patten DHAKA, Bangladesh – Myanmar soldiers "systematically targeted" Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which...

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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...