Daily Archives: December 1, 2017

'We want people to know it's happening': Kingston woman visits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh Genevieve Jones-Hernandez visited Bangladesh to distribute aid to Rohingya refugees.

Kingston woman visits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

A Kingston woman went to Bangladesh to bring vital medicine to refugees fleeing persecution, and has described the “heart-breaking” situation there. Genevieve Jones-Hernandez, who works for charity Humanitas, flew in and trekked to Balukhali, a...
The Rohingya tragedy has shown how a UN member State can have an internal policy built on racial and religious discrimination, writes Karman [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

The Rohingya tragedy shows human solidarity is a lie

  Nobody argues any more about what is happening in Myanmar. The United Nations, international human rights organisations and world capitals all agree that the war being waged on the Rohingya Muslims is a clear...
Pope Francis meets Rohingya Muslims refugees from Myanmar during an interfaith and ecumenical meeting for peace in the garden of the archbishop's residence, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Pope Francis ordained 16 priests during a Mass in Bangladesh on Friday, the start of a busy day that will bring him face-to-face with Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar at an interreligious prayer for peace. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) The Associated Press

Pope Says ‘Rohingya’ in Emotional Encounter With Refugees

Pope Francis asks for forgiveness from Rohingya Muslim refugees for all the hurt and indifference they have endured, and pronounces the word he had so assiduously avoided only days earlier in Myanmar: "Rohingya".   DHAKA, Bangladesh...
It’s Time to Speak Up for the Rohingya

It’s Time to Speak Up for the Rohingya

When Polish Jew Raphael Lemkin proposed a new law to prevent “acts of barbarity” at a law conference in Madrid in October 1933, he included “acts of extermination” against ethnic, religious and social groups....
Already married and pregnant with her first child when she fled Myanmar, this 15-year-old was widowed after her husband fell ill during their escape. Photograph: Antolín Avezuela

Still in the dark over investigations of crimes against Rohingya

  Ratko Mladic, the Butcher of Bosnia, has just been found guilty of genocide. “The former general was charged for the slaughter of 8,000 unarmed Bosnian Muslim men and boys rounded up in the town of...
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Rohingya crisis: ‘Rape and murder’ in the Village of Tula Toli – BBC News

*** Warning: This report contains distressing scenes including explicit descriptions of sexual violence *** These are the harrowing accounts of villagers of Tula Toli where Rohingya Muslims were massacred - a special investigation by...
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Rohingya crisis: Cracks in repatriation process

The Bangladesh and Myanmar governments say they have agreed on a deal aimed at repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who've fled a crackdown by the Myanmar military. But the identification process of who...
The Pope is by no means alone. In the past month, the U.S. sent Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Myanmar, while a senior State Department team as well as the British and Canadian international development ministers

Such a strange silence: India’s stand on the Rohingya crisis

  India’s reticence on the Rohingya crisis undermines its democracy and global standing The Pope has been in South Asia this week, with the focus of his stops in Bangladesh and Myanmar on the reconciliation and...

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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...