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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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...