Daily Archives: November 18, 2017

Men work by hand to build new two-chamber latrines in Zone CC of Kutupalong Extension Site in Bangladesh. Photo by: Kelli Rogers / Devex

In Bangladesh, did groups build emergency latrines for Rohingya refugees — or for donors?

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Overused toilets line the steep embankments of Kutupalong refugee camp. Sagging bamboo and tarpaulin emergency latrines balance precariously near steep drop-offs; others sit dangerously near water sources. Some have been...
Soldiers under the command of Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing are accused of commiting widespread atrocities against the Rohingya. (Photo: AFP/Handout)

Rohingya can return only if Myanmar’s ‘real citizens’ accept: Army

  YANGON: Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until "real Myanmar citizens" are ready to accept them, the country's army chief said on Thursday (Nov 16), casting doubt over government pledges to begin repatriating...
No tears for the Rohingya

No tears for the Rohingya

Reading about the Jewish Holocaust in Hitler’s Germany, I often wonder how the world could have just stood around and allowed this catastrophe to happen on its watch. More than six million innocent Jews...
Rohingya betrayed: A belated U.S. response to a human tragedy

Rohingya betrayed: A belated U.S. response to a human tragedy

A quick visit to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Wednesday represented a belated and only possibly effective measure on America’s part to address a humanitarian disaster. Myanmar’s treatment...
"Time will prove that she has her own agenda of moving the country toward democracy," Burma Cardinal Charles Bo said as he defended Suu Kyi. (Andrew Medichini/AP)

Burma’s cardinal defends Suu Kyi against ‘very unfair’ criticism over Rohingya crisis

VATICAN CITY—Burma’s Catholic cardinal on Friday defended Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi against “unfair” criticism over the military crackdown on Muslim Rohingya, and said that terming it “ethnic cleansing” was unhelpful and premature. Cardinal...

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Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going...
Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...