Daily Archives: November 14, 2017

HUMAN TRAGEDY What is the Rohingya crisis, what’s happening in Myanmar and what has Aung San Suu Kyi said?

HUMAN TRAGEDY What is the Rohingya crisis, what’s happening in Myanmar and what has...

About 1,000,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh after suffering brutal state persecution akin to 'ethnic cleansing'. HUNDREDS of thousands of Muslim refugees have been fleeing from Myanmar amid brutal...
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a statement

Aung San Suu Kyi Is Benefiting from ASEAN’s Silence on Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

(YANGON) — When Aung San Suu Kyi led the fight for democracy against Myanmar’s despotic military rulers two decades ago, she bristled at the collective reluctance of Southeast Asian governments to intervene in her...
Bob Geldof to hand back Freedom of Dublin in protest over Aung San Suu Kyi holding same accolade

Bob Geldof to hand back Freedom of Dublin in protest over Aung San Suu...

He said while he was a "proud Dubliner" he did not want the ceremonial title while the Myanmar leader also held it   Bob Geldof has said he will hand back his Freedom of the City...
Rohingya's in Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. Photo taken by John Owens/VOA, Wikipedia Commons.Rohingya's in Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. Photo taken by John Owens/VOA, Wikipedia Commons.

Burma’s Refugees: Repatriation For Whom? – OpEd

Introduction We are well over 600,000 new Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, all of whom have arrived since late August. They fled a campaign of genocide organized by the country’s military dictatorship, and with ideological support...
Theresa May said Myanmar 'must take full responsibility'

Theresa May vows to tackle ‘inhuman destruction of Rohingya people’

The Prime Minister is promising Britain will "do everything" amid "heartbreaking images" of desperate refugees fleeing Myanmar.   Theresa May has said the Rohingya crisis "looks like ethnic cleansing", during a speech in which she praised...
The treatment of the Rohingya bears many hallmarks of historical campaigns of genocide.’ Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

America should act to end the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

The US needs to send a clear message that there is no excuse for a cruel, extensive and grossly disproportionate crackdown on Rohingya civilians For far too many years a mix of repression, autocratic rule...
British Prime Minister Theresa May (left) greets Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in London on September 13, 2016.

UK says Rohingya crisis ‘looks like ethnic cleansing’

  More than 615,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar in recent months The country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has come in for intense criticism (CNN)The British government has said the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar "looks like...
Pimp says Rohingya plight 'good for business'

Pimp says Rohingya plight ‘good for business’

Desperate Rohingya refugees are being ruthlessly exploited in Bangladesh, with young children being sex trafficked to survive. A gang member has told Sky News the Rohingya refugee crisis is 'big business' fo the sex trade They...
Rohingya refugee

How Pakistan can help the Rohingya

STANDING by Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar, we watched the refugees slowly cross the thick, lime-green paddy fields. They wore signs of exhaustion. Their faces were drawn and their bare feet badly bruised. They gratefully...
Rohingya Muslim refugees sail a makeshift raft made from jerrycans and bamboo across the Naf River into Bangladesh at Sabrang, Teknaf district on November 11, 2017. More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August carrying accounts of murder, rape and arson at the hands of Myanmar's powerful army during a military crackdown dubbed as "ethnic cleansing" by the UN. / AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

UK ‘shirking responsibility’ on Rohingya crisis

Those behind the humanitarian crisis are being allowed to get away with it - and it sets a terrifying precedent for the world.   In a direct response to Sky's coverage of the Rohingyas' plight, the...

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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...