Daily Archives: November 30, 2017

Sharifah Husain has spent the last decade educating her community's most vulnerable women and children [Adam Bemma/Al Jazeera]

One Rohingya’s struggle to empower women in Malaysia

  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Tucked away upstairs at a shopping plaza in this city's north end is a small storefront turned classroom for dozens of Rohinyga women and children. The sound of these women reciting...
A Rohingya man carries his sick mother to a health clinic at Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on Nov. 20. (Abir Abdullah / EPA-EFE)

How much longer will the world sit by and watch crimes against humanity in...

As the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar grows more grim, it shows every sign of taking its place on the shameful list of mass atrocities that the world did nothing to stop. Since August, the Myanmar...
The Bangladesh government has appealed for international support to move the Rohingya to Bhashan Char, also known as Thengar Char, a barren Bangladeshi silt island that floods every year.

The island Bangladesh is thinking of putting refugees on is hardly an island at...

A view of the Thengar Char island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, February 2, 2017. This is Thengar Char. (Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain) Since late August, Rohingya have been fleeing their homes in Myanmar and crossing...
Photo of Bhashan Char, also known as Thengar Char, a low-lying island in the Bay of Bengal where Bangladesh’s government has approved a plan to build shelters to accommodate about 100,000 Rohingya refugees who will be moved from Cox’s Bazar district.

Bangladesh OKs Plan to Send 100,000 Rohingya Refugees to Flood-Prone Island

AFP Bangladesh on Tuesday greenlighted a controversial plan to spend U.S. $280 million (23.12 billion taka) to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees from the mainland to a low-lying desolate island off its southern coast, where it...
Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees must not be relocated to uninhabitable island

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees must not be relocated to uninhabitable island

The Bangladesh government must abandon all plans to relocate more than 100,000 Rohingya refugees on to an uninhabitable island, Amnesty International said today. On Tuesday, the Bangladesh government approved a $280 million plan to develop...
Advisers who told Pope Francis not to mention Rohingya 'violated our human rights', says Burmese activist

Advisers who told Pope Francis not to mention Rohingya ‘violated our human rights’, says...

Human Rights Watch says pontiff missed 'important opportunity' to raise international concerns in Burma. But a leading Rohingya blogger tells The Independent the blame does not lie with Francis himself   Pope Francis should not be...

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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...