Daily Archives: November 28, 2017

The West made a saint of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The Rohingya crisis revealed a politician. [Roger Cohen]

Myanmar Is Not a Simple Morality Tale

  NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — As world capitals go, this is one of the weirdest. Six-lane highways with scarcely a car on them could serve as runways. The roads connect concealed ministries and vast convention centers....
Representational image. AP

Mizoram govt provides shelter to 1,300 Myanmar tribals fleeing clashes in Arakan state

Aizawl: The Mizoram government has given shelter and relief to around 1,300 tribals from neighbouring Myanmar's restive Arakan state who have taken refuge in southern Mizoram, officials said on Monday. "Around 1,300 men, women and...
In Bangladesh refugee camps, the nascent Rohingya insurgency commands support and sows fear

In Bangladesh refugee camps, the nascent Rohingya insurgency commands support and sows fear

  Out of earshot of worshippers at his makeshift mosque in the sprawling Kutupalong refugee camp, the imam – a middle-aged man dressed in a white robe and prayer cap – begins to open up....
Oxford city council votes unanimously to strip Myanmar leader of award over her response to repression

Aung San Suu Kyi loses Freedom of Oxford over Rohingya crisis

      Aung San Suu Kyi has been formally stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford award over her response to the repression of her country’s Rohingya Muslims. Oxford city council voted unanimously to permanently...
Rohingya refugees wait for the start of relief aid distribution at Balukhali refugee settlement, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Specialists to treat Rohingya victims of sexual assault at Malaysia’s field hospital in Bangladesh

  COX'S BAZAR (Bangladesh): A medical team from Malaysia tasked to run a RM3.5million (S$1.1 million) field hospital for Rohingya refugees expects to receive a high number of maternity cases involving rape victims as well...
Pope Francis previously condemned the atrocities committed against the Rohingya [Max Rossi/Reuters]

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis

  Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar on his first trip to the Southeast Asian nation, where tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees have faced brutal military crackdown in the past three months. His trip comes...
All We Need To Know About The History Of The Rohingya Community’s Struggle

All We Need To Know About The History Of The Rohingya Community’s Struggle

When it comes to finding out the world’s most persecuted minorities – the name Rohingya will be at the front. The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority group with almost one million living in...

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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...