Daily Archives: December 6, 2017

Congresswoman Betty McCollum

McCollum Condemns Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya, Urges Resolution to Humanitarian Crisis

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of H. Con. Res. 90, which condemns the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Burma and calls for an end...
Burma Rohingya Crisis: UN cannot rule out 'elements of genocide', says human rights chief

Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation of the...

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein 5 December 2017 Distinguished President, SRSG Patten, Chair of the Coordinating Committee Devandas Aguilar, Chair of the Fact Finding Mission Darusman, Excellencies, Colleagues and friends, I am grateful for this...
Chief Justice Misra

No serious moves to drive out Rohingyas right now, SC told

The Supreme Court on Tuesday was told by a Rohingya petitioner that there were no serious moves by the Indian government to send Rohingya refugees in the country back to Myanmar. Mohammad Salimullah's counsel Prashant...
Burma Rohingya Crisis: UN cannot rule out 'elements of genocide', says human rights chief

Burma Rohingya Crisis: UN cannot rule out ‘elements of genocide’, says human rights chief

Bangladesh and Burma have agreed a plan to repatriate the Rohingya Rohingya refugees, who crossed the border from Myanmar two days before, walk after they received permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue on to...
China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, left, meeting with President Htin Kyaw of Myanmar in the capital of Naypyitaw last month. Credit Aung Shine Oo/Associated Press

Behind China’s Attempt to Ease the Rohingya Crisis

HONG KONG — Will China solve the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar? Until recently this question would have sounded absurd. Beijing strenuously avoids playing a high-profile part in ameliorating international humanitarian crises. Its most identifiable role...

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees are being trained to save lives

Aid organisations are struggling to provide humanitarian assistance to more than 625,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled the military crackdown in Myanmar. There are often not enough medics to provide basic healthcare in the sprawling...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...