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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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...