Daily Archives: November 29, 2017

Swedish Rohingya Association chairman thanks Turkey, Turkish president for supporting persecuted Rohingya community

Stockholm protest raises voice for Rohingya Muslims

    More than 100 people gathered in Stockholm on Tuesday to protest against the ongoing persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. The Rohingya Support Committee had organized the demonstration at Sergels Torg Square. Protesters...
U.S. Senator from Illinois Dick Durbin of Illinois is the Senate Democratic Whip

The Most Hated People on Earth

Chris Carter is a New Zealander. In his sixties, he still looks like the person you would call on to lead a hike or choose a touch football team. The years have turned his...
Aye Maung writes notes during high-level talks at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw in this 10 April 2015 file photo. (Photo: Reuters)

ANP upheaval reaches new heights as party chair Aye Maung resigns

In a development certain to shake up the political arena in Rakhine State and beyond, the leader of the Arakan National Party (ANP) has submitted a letter of resignation, throwing one of Burma’s most...
Pope Francis speaks during an event in Myanmar capital Naypyidaw on Tuesday. (Ye Aung Thu / AFP/Getty Images)

Pope demands rights for all in Myanmar without referencing ‘Rohingya’

Pope demands rights for all in Myanmar without referencing ‘Rohingya' Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that Myanmar's future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who...
Before his speech Pope Francis met Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Pope meets Suu Kyi, fails to mention Rohingya in speech

Pope Francis has met Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi but avoided directly addressing the ongoing Rohingya crisis. At the meeting in Yangon on Tuesday, the pontiff stressed the importance of Myanmar respecting the...
Pramila Patten, United Nations special representative of the secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict. Photo by: Rick Bajornas / U.N.

UN’s Patten calls for independent probe on Rohingya crisis

UNITED NATIONS — Bangladesh’s government is coping for now with an influx of Rohingya refugees who continue to flee Myanmar, but the host country’s limits are being tested, United Nations special representative Pramila Patten...
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Kristin Davis meets Hamida, Rohingya refugee, and her two day old son, Hosen, in a UNHCR Transit Center in Kutupalong Camp in Bangladesh. Hamida delivered Hosen on the border on the side of the road after fleeing Myanmar.Andy Hall / UNHCR

Rohingya camp ‘as crowded as Bourke St’

Aid groups are bracing for conditions to worsen at the Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh over coming months. Picture Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall shopping strip during the Boxing Day sales, but with nobody allowed to...
A Rohingya refugee boy in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Tentative Deal May See Myanmar’s Rohingya Go Home—But To What?

Are Bangladesh and Myanmar poised to make progress to address the refugee crisis involving hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya? Maybe. The two countries signed an agreement to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have...
Pope Francis had 15-minute meeting with top general and other officials on Monday. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images

Pope told by army chief: there is ‘no religious discrimination’ in Myanmar

Pontiff pressured to avoid using the word ‘Rohingya’ during three-day visit that includes talks with Burmese army Myanmar’s powerful army chief has told Pope Francis there is “no religious discrimination” in the country during talks...

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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...