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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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...