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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UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...
3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

The arrest of three people of a minority community on Saturday sparked tension in the twin cities ahead of Bakrid and Ganesh Chaturthi. However,...
China denies offering cash to lure Rohingya to Myanmar

China denies offering cash to lure Rohingya to Myanmar

Rohingya refugee children play football at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain By SM Najmus Sakib I...

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...