Daily Archives: December 8, 2017

A army-led crackdown has forced some 626,000 people to flee Myanmar's northern Rakhine state and cross the border into squalid camps in Bangladesh in recent months. (Photo: AFP/Ed Jones)

China says UN resolutions ‘cannot solve’ Rohingya crisis

BEIJING: China said on Wednesday (Dec 6) that a UN resolution expressing grave concern over widespread abuses committed against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority "cannot help to ease the tensions and solve the problem". Beijing voted...
Dr. Nasir Uddin, who lives and works in Cox's Bazaar, delivered a lecture at the Asian Institute at University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs about the experiences of the over million refugees who have fled from Burma to Bangladesh. (Asian Institute, U of T)

Bangladesh professor calls on international community to ‘stand beside the Rohingya people’

Dr. Nasir Uddin, who lives and works in Cox’s Bazaar, comes to Toronto to share insight into the “subhuman” experiences of the over million refugees who have fled from Burma to Bangladesh Through the window,...
Kolkata: Rajnath Singh chairs crucial meeting on Rohingya crisis with Bangladesh bordering states

Kolkata: Rajnath Singh chairs crucial meeting on Rohingya crisis with Bangladesh bordering states

Home Minister Rajnath Singh is chairing a crucial meeting with states sharing border with Bangladesh at the West Bengal Secretariat in Kolkata. Rajnath Singh chairing the meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday chaired a crucial...

Pope Francis Wades Into the Rohingya Crisis

The Pope treads carefully to avoid a diplomatic incident, even while focusing world attention on the Rohingya crisis. The much-ballyhooed papal tour of Myanmar and Bangladesh, which lasted from November 27 to December 2, ultimately...
At this mobile clinic in Balukhali, a midwife named Sharifa built a bamboo birthing table with her own hands. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naymuzzaman Prince

US House passes resolution on “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingyas

WASHINGTON, Dec 6: The US House of Representatives has condemned “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims and called on Myanmar’s leadership to end attacks on minorities in the northern Rakhine state, in the stiffest congressional...

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Rohingya refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...