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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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...