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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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...