Daily Archives: December 4, 2017

The countries who are concerned about the Rohingyas can also rehabilitate them in their own land

Obaidul Quader: Rohingya may be rehabilitated in Bhasan Char

  'The countries who are concerned about the Rohingyas can also rehabilitate them in their own land' The displaced Rohingya refugees, who entered Bangladesh escaping persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, may be rehabilitated in Bhasan Char,...
Rohingya ‘fake news,’ Myanmar official says

Rohingya ‘fake news,’ Myanmar official says

Officials in Myanmar are dubbing the religious minority of Rohingya Muslims “fake news,” The New York Times reported Saturday. “There is no such thing as Rohingya. It is fake news,” said U Kyaw San Hla,...
Pope Francis shakes hands with Rohingya refugees during an interreligious and ecumenical meeting for peace on Friday in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Pope explains why he didn’t use the word ‘Rohingyas’ in Myanmar

Pope Francis returned to Rome on Saturday after his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh Regarding references to Rohingya refugees, the Pope said in private meetings he went beyond his public words (CNN)After a week of taking...
political analyst Dr. Yan Myo Thein discusses Myanmar turn to China amid growing international pressure over Rakhine issue.

Myanmar Turns To China as It Faces International Criticism

This week, political analyst Dr. Yan Myo Thein discusses Myanmar turn to China amid growing international pressure over Rakhine issue.   Kyaw Zwa Moe: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! Myanmar has faced growing criticism from the international...

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Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going...
Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...