Monthly Archives: December 2017

This combo photo comprises of portraits of some of the Rohingya Muslim women taken during an interview with The Associated Press in Kutupalong and Gundum refugee camp in Bangladesh [Wong Maye-E/AP Photo]

Army’s rape of Rohingya women sweeping, methodical: AP

  The rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical, the Associated Press news agency found in interviews with 29 women and girls who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. The sexual assault...

Rohingya refugees say they fear being sent back to Myanmar

Bangladesh and Myanmar are working on a plan to send hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar. The UN and rights groups say the plan is flawed because it does not guarantee...

Rohingya Women Detail Rape by Myanmar Forces

The rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar’s security forces has been sweeping and methodical, the Associated Press found in interviews with 29 women and girls who fled to neighboring Bangladesh. (Dec. 11) SOURCE: http://www.iosconews.com/youtube_3b382b8a-97ce-5bb3-a545-1d0ce4503f42.html
AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

  UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in. The woman, a Rohingya Muslim who agreed to be identified by her first initial,...
Sisters Faridah, and Noor Fauziah Rashid fled Malaysia as refugees and resettled in Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Rohingya refugees resettled in Philadelphia find freedom that was worth the journey

  When Noor Fauziah Rashid first came to the United States, she found some things downright baffling. Like her Walmart coworkers, asking her if she’d gotten a customer’s phone number. “They said: ‘Did you take the digit?...
The Rohingya crisis shames the global community

The Rohingya crisis shames the global community

  The international response to the Rohingya crisis has been high on emotion, but depressingly low on action. As the Myanmar military began its latest “clearance operations” against the long-oppressed Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine...
If It Wants to, The World Can End This Genocide: Q&A with Rohingya Activist Nay San Lwin

If It Wants to, The World Can End This Genocide: Q&A with Rohingya Activist...

"My demand is to restore citizenship" to the Rohingya people, Lwin maintains "The international community is failing again and again to take the serious action against the Myanmar government..." The Rohingya people have been "living in...
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...

Latest News

Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On...
Malaysia's government has set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the Wang Kelian deaths [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...