Daily Archives: November 27, 2017

Thaw Parka acts as spokesman for Ma Ba Tha, a Buddhist nationalist group. He's also abbot of ZayTaWon DammarYone Monastery.

Rohingya crisis: ‘It’s not genocide,’ say Myanmar’s hardline monks

  The monks, clad in vermillion robes and flip flops, line up from old to young to receive a meal in their alms bowls -- rice, vegetables, cookies -- all donated by local villagers. It's a...
Rape alarm

‘Rape alarm’ for Rohingya women

In Keruntali Rohingya camp of Teknaf, where stories of sexual harassment and rapes at night are ubiquitous, anything that comes in handy for women to stave off unwanted advances is a huge blessing. That is...
Outside a registration center in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Jaidan Khatun, a Rohingya refugee, proudly wears her brand-new identity card. It’s the first official document she’s received that recognizes her Rohingya ethnicity. Sep. 22, 2017.

Rohingya refugees are receiving official identities for the first time ever

The Rohingya have been called the world’s most persecuted people. The Myanmar government has long refused to recognize their citizenship, instead calling them illegal immigrants and leaving the primarily Muslim minority stateless. But for...
President Abdul Hamid is on a two-day visit in Cox's Bazar to inaugurate an international naval symposium as well as to visit a Rohingya camp

Bangladesh president visits Rohingya camp in Ukhiya

  President Abdul Hamid visited the Balukhali Rohingya camp in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar around 4pm on Sunday. During his visit, he distributed relief items among the Rohingya refugees at the camp. On Monday, the president is scheduled...

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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...