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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No land’s people

No land’s people

  Cooperation among governments and tolerance among citizens will help us find a solution to the refugee crisis A large number of people in the world...
Gen. Min Aung Hlaing’s VK page attracted tens of thousands of followers before it was banned. Photo: thet aung/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

Top Myanmar General Booted From New Russian Social-Media Account

VK, Russia’s version of Facebook, has blocked Gen. Min Aung Hlaing’s page Myanmar’s top general has been kicked off the Russian social-media account where he...
Ethical cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Ethical cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

  Ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people has continued for last few years in northern Rakhine State of Myanmar. Atrocities including severe beating, burning alive, water...
We understand difficulty: Rohingya pitch in to help Kerala flood victims

We understand difficulty: Rohingya pitch in to help Kerala flood victims

Taking a cue, other Rohingya settlements in the country also decided to start collecting money for the cause. “Jo musibat mein hai, woh musibat sabse...
Forces successfully prevent 'Rohingya influx', India providing 'necessary support' to Banglades, says BSF director general

Forces successfully prevent ‘Rohingya influx’, India providing ‘necessary support’ to Banglades, says BSF director...

  Indore: The Border Security Force (BSF) has successfully prevented the influx of Rohingyas into India after they fled Myanmar, director general of the force...