Daily Archives: December 13, 2017

Noor Ankis, the mother of Rohingya sisters Johora (in yellow scarf), 12, and Jannatara, 14, finds it difficult to feed her family with the food rations she gets and plans to marry off her underage daughters as soon as possible. (Photos by Noor Hossain)

Food and Safety Concerns Fuel Rise in Refugee Rohingya Child Brides

  Many Rohingya families who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar are marrying off their daughters early to ease the financial burden of looking after them. Girls as young as 12 years old from the...
Bangladesh authorities said they had prepared for outbreaks of other diseases in the refugee camps, but not diphtheria

Diphtheria kills nine in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

  Bangladesh authorities said they had prepared for outbreaks of other diseases in the refugee camps, but not diphtheria Bangladesh Tuesday launched a massive drive to vaccinate Rohingya children against diphtheria after a suspected outbreak killed...
Nasir says the Rohingya have always had a tenuous relationship with the ruling Buddhist majority in Myanmar

Rohingya Flee Myanmar, Find New Life in Chicago

The U.N. says they are the most persecuted ethnic group in the world. More than a million Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee Myanmar in Southeast Asia as a result of what the U.S....
Members of the European Parliament have called for immediate action to end "ethnic cleansing" in Myanmar.

EU must take ‘urgent action’ to stop Rohingya being ‘wiped out’, MEPs warn

  Members of the European Parliament have called for immediate action to end "ethnic cleansing" in Myanmar. In an extraordinary debate in the chamber of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEP Amjad Bashir said: "We cannot...
Human Rights Watch (press release)

Burma: Rohingya Return Deal Bad for Refugees

Disclaimer This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily...
NU-Q students to survey Rohingya refugees in Malaysia

NU-Q students to survey Rohingya refugees in Malaysia

In addition to researching the resettlement of refugees, the students will also research how well the refugees have been able to integrate into Malaysian society despite not having a legal status in the country.In...
The traders cashing in on Rohingya misery: 'It's the best profit of my life'

The traders cashing in on Rohingya misery: ‘It’s the best profit of my life’

Entrepreneurial Bangladeshis in Cox’s Bazar are making more money than ever before thanks to the influx of desperate refugees from Myanmar Nurul Afsar is one of the many entrepreneurial Bangladeshis who is thriving as a...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...