Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

Representatives of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other international NGOs currently working at the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh at a press conference in IOM's Cox's Bazar office on December 4, 2017Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya crisis: IOM to compensate 300,000 Cox’s Bazar locals

Representatives from all the foreign NGOs operating in the Rohingya camps were present during the conference   The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has declared to compensate 300,000 local residents of Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh...
It makes both moral and strategic sense for the U.S. to back Burma's persecuted minority.

Speak Out for the Rohingya

  It makes both moral and strategic sense for the U.S. to back Burma's persecuted minority. As the Western world turns to thoughts of Christmas, the celebration of Jesus' birth, and the fantasy in lights, a...
A Rohingya man who fled oppression during military operations in Myanmar's Rakhine state at a makeshift camp in Teknaff, Bangladesh on September 26, 2017. Photo: Anadolu Agency via AFP/ Zakir Hossain Chowdhury

The true origins of Myanmar’s Rohingya

The recent visit of Pope Francis to Myanmar provoked a storm of controversy over his decision to avoid using the term “Rohingya”, with some accusing the pontiff of unwittingly emboldening ultra-nationalist forces who refuse...
Rohingya refugee women cry while crossing the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 12, 2017 Reuters

Report: Only 34% of Rohingya fund raised so far

    Only 34% of the $434 million needed to provide assistance to 1.2 million people, including the host community in Cox’s Bazar, has been raised when Rohingyas are still suffering from various problems says a...
Tumru, Bangladesh-Myanmar Bordervideo

Rohingya refugees trapped and afraid in ‘no man’s land’

Thousands of Rohingya refugees have set up camp in an area known as 'no man's land' between Myanmar and Bangladesh. The Bangladesh military won't allow aid agencies to operate inside the camp, which leaves the...
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reviews an honor guard with her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen, left, during a welcome ceremony at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Hasina is on a three-day official visit to Cambodia. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Bangladesh, Cambodia leaders meet on Rohingya, other issues

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met with her Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen, on Monday during an official visit to the Southeast Asian country. Several agreements on trade, economic and technical cooperation were signed by officials...
A very sick man is shielded from the sun by his wife at a border crossing in Bangladesh. Refugees have to wait a few days, usually exposed to the elements, before they are allowed to go to the transit centers and refugee camps. Atom Araullo

Fleeing terror, Rohingya find much hardship, a little hope, and some help from Pinoys

In grainy amateur video — shot mostly on a cellphone, vertically, the way many videos are recorded nowadays — we see vignettes of terror unfolding. It is night. A house is burning. Someone is frantically...
Opinion: The pope and the word Rohingya

Opinion: The pope and the word Rohingya

Pope Francis meets a group of Rohingya refugees in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Reuters/D. Sagolj) The pope's recent Asia trip highlighted his approach to resolving conflict through dialogue. Avoiding confrontation has been a policy staple, and though...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...