Daily Archives: November 15, 2017

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Call Them What They Are: Rohingya Refugees

The summit of Southeast Asian leaders this week in the Philippines failed to make mention of the Burmese military’s campaign of ethnic cleansing that caused the flight of more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees to...
A Rohingya refugee waits for customers at a camp for the refugees in New Delhi, India (Sept. 12, 2017). Image Credit: AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

From Myanmar to India, Persecution Haunts Rohingya

Rohingya refugees in India meet religious nationalists who want them gone — again. From the relative safety of Bangladesh’s cramped coast, Rashid could finally believe that freedom was within reach. He thought often of the...
Leaders pose for a photo before the ASEANsSummit in Manila [Bullit Marquez/Pool/Reuters]

ASEAN summit silence on Rohingya ‘an absolute travesty’

  Manila, Philippines - After two days of ceremonious meetings, Southeast Asian leaders missed the bullseye in talks about two major human rights issues affecting their region: Myanmar's handling of the Rohingya crisis and the...
Myanmar's military has spared no Rohingya from violence, including young children, witnesses say [Cathal McNaughton/Reuters]

Myanmar’s Rohingya report ‘absurd’, rights group says

  A Myanmar military report that said no Rohingya civilians were killed during a months-long crackdown is "absurd" and the International Criminal Court must now launch its own investigation, a human rights group said. Myanmar's army...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets Tillerson, UN chief on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi meets Tillerson, UN chief on Rohingya crisis

  More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh in two and a half months, sparking a dire humanitarian crisis Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced rising global pressure Tuesday to solve the crisis...
Aung San Suu Kyi – battered but not bruised over Rhakine crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi – battered but not bruised over Rhakine crisis

”Security forces did not commit shooting at innocent villagers and sexual violence and rape cases against women. They did not arrest, beat and kill the villagers.” (Report from the Myanmar Army) ASEAN is expressing ‘solidarity’...
In the port city of Sittwe in western Burma, monks and public officials deny atrocities were committed by the military, and refugees recount tales of killings by Rohingya militants. (Annie Gowen/The Washington Post)

‘We are going to kill you’: Villagers in Burma recount violence by Rohingya Muslim...

  SITTWE, Burma — The Hindu woman wept as she vowed never to return home, where she said Rohingya militants slaughtered her son, daughter-in-law and three granddaughters in August. “They killed my family,” Halu Bar Hla,...

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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...