Monthly Archives: November 2017

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...
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...
Thaw Parka acts as spokesman for Ma Ba Tha, a Buddhist nationalist group. He's also abbot of ZayTaWon DammarYone Monastery.

Rohingya crisis: ‘It’s not genocide,’ say Myanmar’s hardline monks

  The monks, clad in vermillion robes and flip flops, line up from old to young to receive a meal in their alms bowls -- rice, vegetables, cookies -- all donated by local villagers. It's a...
Rape alarm

‘Rape alarm’ for Rohingya women

In Keruntali Rohingya camp of Teknaf, where stories of sexual harassment and rapes at night are ubiquitous, anything that comes in handy for women to stave off unwanted advances is a huge blessing. That is...

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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...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...