Daily Archives: November 16, 2017

A Rohingya boy near a makeshift shelter at Hakimpara refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia. [Photo: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images]

Eight ways to help the Rohingya people right now

Since August 25, some 615,000 Rohingya refugees have fled horrifying violence and rampant discrimination in Myanmar, according to aid agencies. The Rohingya are an ethnic minority that have been denied education, employment, property, and...
Partly underwritten by Washington as a free press paradigm, ‘The Irrawaddy’ now embraces racist Burmese government rhetoric that fuels ethnic cleansing.

Why Is the U.S. Government Funding Anti-Rohingya Propaganda?

Partly underwritten by Washington as a free press paradigm, ‘The Irrawaddy’ now embraces racist Burmese government rhetoric that fuels ethnic cleansing. RANGOON, Burma—U.S. taxpayer money is funding a media organization in Burma that rights campaigners...
Rohingya refugees, who arrived from Myanmar last night, walk in a rice field after crossing the border in Palang Khali, Bangladesh October 9, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

Deconstructing the Muslim overpopulation myth

  “The population growth of Rohingya Muslims is 10 times higher than that of the Rakhine ,” said Win Myaing, a spokesperson for Burma’s western Rakhine State, where most of the stateless Rohingya live. That...
Rex Tillerson calls for probe into treatment of Rohingya Muslims

Rex Tillerson calls for probe into treatment of Rohingya Muslims

US secretary of state calls for probe into alleged human rights abuses against minority Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, has called for a credible investigation into allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims,...
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The Rohingya Exodus – 101 East

The UN calls it a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing" - more than 600,000 Rohingya have fled their homes in Myanmar, seeking sanctuary in Bangladesh. They've brought stories of burning villages, murder, rape and babies...
Rohingya Muslims stand, as smoke emits from the Hakim Para refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. More than 600,000 members of the Muslim minority have fled to Bangladesh since August, when Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar police and paramilitary posts, and security forces responded with a scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya villages. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Rohingya activists demand a halt to ‘ongoing genocide’

  Activists have called for stronger action to stop the "ongoing genocide" against Rohingya Muslims after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he was against "broad-based economic sanctions" against Myanmar. At a joint press conference...
US Holocaust Museum says evidence of genocide against Rohingya in Myanmar

US Holocaust Museum says evidence of genocide against Rohingya in Myanmar

Year-long report into atrocities accuses security forces of ‘unprecedented and systematic’ campaign of violence against Muslim population The United States Holocaust Museum says there is “mounting evidence” of genocide in Myanmar, after a year-long investigation...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets National League for Democracy Chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi during his visit to Myanmar in November 2014.

Beyond the corridor By Pradip Phanjoubam

An Indian army colonel posted in Mizoram was arrested for complicity in a case of smuggling 52 gold bars estimated to be worth INR 14.5 crore (USD 2.1 million) from Myanmar in May 2016....
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced rising global pressure Tuesday to solve the crisis for her nation’s displaced Rohingya Muslim minority

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

MANILA: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced rising global pressure Tuesday to solve the crisis for her nation’s displaced Rohingya Muslim minority, meeting the UN chief and America’s top diplomat in the Philippines. UN...

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Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

'Although law enforcement officials are trying hard, the situation suggests there may be a loophole' Due to increasing incidents of human trafficking at the Rohingya...
Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

UN agency and Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar Myanmar army 'shelling' villages, restricting aid in Rakhine state An increasingly frustrated Dhaka government...
Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Hla Poe Kaung transit camp was built to house 25,000 returnees - but sprung up on the site of two demolished Rohingya villages Entire Muslim...
Rohingya refugees play football at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on March 27, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

What Happens if Rohingya Stay in Bangladesh Forever?

    Earlier this month, the Myanmar government embarked upon a new plan to begin repatriating Rohingya who had fled Rakhine State after waves of brutal...
Bangladesh will not relocate Rohingyas

Landmine Blast: ‘Rohingya man’ killed on border

A man believed to be a Rohingya refugee has been killed in a suspected landmine explosion along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, officials said yesterday. Nearly a...