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

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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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Religious tolerance: Living in peace to avoid living in pieces

Religious tolerance: Living in peace to avoid living in pieces

Nigeria is gradually degenerating from a multi-ethnic and religious but united nation to a competition ground for dominant Abrahamic religious groupings. The intense struggle...
Myanmar

Myanmar — time for a legal reckoning

The wheels of international justice turn slowly, but have begun to move Many Rohingya Muslims remain in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh after over 750,000 have...
This picture taken on April 5, 2018 shows a small boat (front) on which five Rohingya Muslims were rescued by Indonesian fishermen after they were stranded at sea for almost almost three weeks, in Banda Aceh. (Agence France -Presse/Ilyas Ismail)

Dozens of Rohingya come ashore in Indonesia

  This picture taken on April 5, 2018 shows a small boat (front) on which five Rohingya Muslims were rescued by Indonesian fishermen after they...
Citing Rohingya Massacre, Myanmar Army Chief Urges Soldiers to Obey Law

Citing Rohingya Massacre, Myanmar Army Chief Urges Soldiers to Obey Law

Myanmar Army chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing arrives at the presidential palace at Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 30, 2018. / Reuters YANGON — Myanmar Army chief...
Dhaka, Ottawa and The Hague: Rohingya Convergence

Dhaka, Ottawa and The Hague: Rohingya Convergence

On April 4, 2018, the Canadian prime minister's special envoy to Myanmar, Bob Rae, released a report entitled “Tell them we're human: What Canada...