Daily Archives: December 11, 2017

Rohingya refugee children look at a soldier maintaining order as they wait for cooked food to be distributed at Tengkhali camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Friday. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

Burma is stonewalling the West on the Rohingya. The West can’t give up.

INTERNATIONAL REACTION to the ethnic cleansing campaign carried out by the Burmese military against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority gathered some momentum this past week. On Tuesday, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed...
Bangladesh wishes to solve Rohingya issue amicably, says Army Chief

Bangladesh wishes to solve Rohingya issue amicably, says Army Chief

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) , December 9 : Bangladesh Army chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq on Saturday said the country wishes to solve issues with neighbouring Myanmar over the outpour of Rohingya refugees into...
Rohingya activist Abdul Rasheed says his people can only be repatriated back to their homes in Myanmar if the government can guarantee their safety, security and dignity. Claire Harbage/NPR

Rohingya Activist: ‘Rohingya Are Not Safe Anywhere’

  The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution this week condemning "the ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar by that country's military. The move, which is the first step to what could eventually lead...
Thousands of Indonesian Muslims demonstrate in support of the Rohingya ethnic group who are being pushed out from their homes in Myanmar on Sept. 16 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Protests and rallies of solidarity took place across Asia after hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled from their homes in Myanmar in late August. Ed Wray/Getty Images

Nepal must raise Rohingya crisis issue, say human rights activists

  Dec 10, 2017-Myanmar Army chief Min Aung Hlaing is visiting Nepal starting Sunday on the official invitation of the Nepal Army. The visit comes amid criticism faced by Myanmar for its treatment to Rohingya Muslims,...
Aid groups express concern over proposed Rohingya camps in Myanmar

Aid groups express concern over proposed Rohingya camps in Myanmar

An estimated 646,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since late August, escaping what the United Nations has dubbed 'ethnic cleansing'. More than a dozen international aid groups are vowing to boycott proposed camps for...
Rohingya refugees set up camps after fleeing into Bangladesh from Myanmar. PHOTO: ANISUR RAHMAN

Rohingya Refugees – Repatriation or resettlement?

In the past weeks, three important developments related to the Rohingya issue took place. First was the agreement between the governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on the refugee repatriation. Second, Pope Francis' visit to...
The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide by Azeem Ibrahim- Review

The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide by Azeem Ibrahim- Review

Title: The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide Author: Azeem Ibrahim Publisher: Speaking Tiger Pages: 235 Price: Rs. 599 Everyone talks about the Rohingya community and people do play politics on their misery. The fact is the Rohingyas are from...

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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...