Monthly Archives: December 2017

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...
FILE - Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, are squashed together as they wait to receive food handouts distributed to children and women by a Turkish aid agency at Thaingkhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Oct. 21, 2017.

Aid Groups Vowing to Boycott New Myanmar Camps for Rohingya

  Humanitarian organizations are urging the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh to ensure Rohingya refugees return to their home country in safety and on a voluntary basis. They also say they would boycott any new...
Bertil Lintner, former Myanmar correspondent of the now-defunct newsmagazine Far Eastern Review,

Rohingya refugee crisis: It’s not Muslims versus Buddhists, says writer Bertil Lintner

The journalist, who spent decades reporting on the excesses of the military junta in Myanmar, explains what the refugee crisis means for India and the region. Rohingya refugee crisis: It’s not Muslims versus Buddhists, says...
Rohingya children outside a house on the outskirts of Srinagar.(PTI)

Rohingya Muslims are a security threat in J&K, will be deported, says Dy CM

Nirmal Singh on Friday said that Rohingya Muslims were a threat to security in the state as they were prone to the sinister designs of terrorists in the border state. Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief...
U.N. warns against any hasty returns of Rohingya to Myanmar

U.N. warns against any hasty returns of Rohingya to Myanmar

  GENEVA (Reuters) - Peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state before any Rohingyas can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary repatriation, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said...
Rohingya refugees still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh: UNHCR

Rohingya refugees still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh: UNHCR

DHAKA: Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on...
Almost no one had a smartphone in Burma four years ago, but now they're ubiquitous, and many Burmese access the Internet through Facebook. (Annie Gowen/The Washington Post)

Fake news on Facebook fans the flames of hate against the Rohingya in Burma

RANGOON, Burma — For Buddhists in Burma, even a quick scroll through Facebook’s news feed provides fuel for hatred and nationalistic fervor. An endless stream of provocative photos and cartoons claim that there is no...
Stop attacks on Rohingyas

Stop attacks on Rohingyas

US House of Rep says in a resolution, slates ethnic cleansing in Rakhine; China reiterates its call for dialogue to resolve crisis The US House of Representatives has condemned the "ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas"...
A army-led crackdown has forced some 626,000 people to flee Myanmar's northern Rakhine state and cross the border into squalid camps in Bangladesh in recent months. (Photo: AFP/Ed Jones)

China says UN resolutions ‘cannot solve’ Rohingya crisis

BEIJING: China said on Wednesday (Dec 6) that a UN resolution expressing grave concern over widespread abuses committed against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority "cannot help to ease the tensions and solve the problem". Beijing voted...
Dr. Nasir Uddin, who lives and works in Cox's Bazaar, delivered a lecture at the Asian Institute at University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs about the experiences of the over million refugees who have fled from Burma to Bangladesh. (Asian Institute, U of T)

Bangladesh professor calls on international community to ‘stand beside the Rohingya people’

Dr. Nasir Uddin, who lives and works in Cox’s Bazaar, comes to Toronto to share insight into the “subhuman” experiences of the over million refugees who have fled from Burma to Bangladesh Through the window,...
Kolkata: Rajnath Singh chairs crucial meeting on Rohingya crisis with Bangladesh bordering states

Kolkata: Rajnath Singh chairs crucial meeting on Rohingya crisis with Bangladesh bordering states

Home Minister Rajnath Singh is chairing a crucial meeting with states sharing border with Bangladesh at the West Bengal Secretariat in Kolkata. Rajnath Singh chairing the meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday chaired a crucial...

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Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of...