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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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...