Monthly Archives: December 2017

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 had her family murdered and home burnt down - these...
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, were recently invited to meet two police officers over dinner...
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 month of a military crackdown that began Aug. 25 in...
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 North-Eastern States, who have been encouraging illegal immigration, on board,...
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 the run for years, fleeing by foot, walking for days...
Noor Ankis, the mother of Rohingya sisters Johora (in yellow scarf), 12, and Jannatara, 14, finds it difficult to feed her family with the food rations she gets and plans to marry off her underage daughters as soon as possible. (Photos by Noor Hossain)

Food and Safety Concerns Fuel Rise in Refugee Rohingya Child Brides

  Many Rohingya families who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar are marrying off their daughters early to ease the financial burden of looking after them. Girls as young as 12 years old from the...
Bangladesh authorities said they had prepared for outbreaks of other diseases in the refugee camps, but not diphtheria

Diphtheria kills nine in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

  Bangladesh authorities said they had prepared for outbreaks of other diseases in the refugee camps, but not diphtheria Bangladesh Tuesday launched a massive drive to vaccinate Rohingya children against diphtheria after a suspected outbreak killed...
Nasir says the Rohingya have always had a tenuous relationship with the ruling Buddhist majority in Myanmar

Rohingya Flee Myanmar, Find New Life in Chicago

The U.N. says they are the most persecuted ethnic group in the world. More than a million Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee Myanmar in Southeast Asia as a result of what the U.S....
Members of the European Parliament have called for immediate action to end "ethnic cleansing" in Myanmar.

EU must take ‘urgent action’ to stop Rohingya being ‘wiped out’, MEPs warn

  Members of the European Parliament have called for immediate action to end "ethnic cleansing" in Myanmar. In an extraordinary debate in the chamber of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEP Amjad Bashir said: "We cannot...
Human Rights Watch (press release)

Burma: Rohingya Return Deal Bad for Refugees

Disclaimer This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily...
NU-Q students to survey Rohingya refugees in Malaysia

NU-Q students to survey Rohingya refugees in Malaysia

In addition to researching the resettlement of refugees, the students will also research how well the refugees have been able to integrate into Malaysian society despite not having a legal status in the country.In...
The traders cashing in on Rohingya misery: 'It's the best profit of my life'

The traders cashing in on Rohingya misery: ‘It’s the best profit of my life’

Entrepreneurial Bangladeshis in Cox’s Bazar are making more money than ever before thanks to the influx of desperate refugees from Myanmar Nurul Afsar is one of the many entrepreneurial Bangladeshis who is thriving as a...

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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...