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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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...