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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Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
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,...