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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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...