Monthly Archives: December 2017

Pope Francis meets Rohingya Muslims refugees from Myanmar during an interfaith and ecumenical meeting for peace in the garden of the archbishop's residence, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Pope Francis ordained 16 priests during a Mass in Bangladesh on Friday, the start of a busy day that will bring him face-to-face with Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar at an interreligious prayer for peace. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) The Associated Press

Pope Says ‘Rohingya’ in Emotional Encounter With Refugees

Pope Francis asks for forgiveness from Rohingya Muslim refugees for all the hurt and indifference they have endured, and pronounces the word he had so assiduously avoided only days earlier in Myanmar: "Rohingya".   DHAKA, Bangladesh...
It’s Time to Speak Up for the Rohingya

It’s Time to Speak Up for the Rohingya

When Polish Jew Raphael Lemkin proposed a new law to prevent “acts of barbarity” at a law conference in Madrid in October 1933, he included “acts of extermination” against ethnic, religious and social groups....
Already married and pregnant with her first child when she fled Myanmar, this 15-year-old was widowed after her husband fell ill during their escape. Photograph: Antolín Avezuela

Still in the dark over investigations of crimes against Rohingya

  Ratko Mladic, the Butcher of Bosnia, has just been found guilty of genocide. “The former general was charged for the slaughter of 8,000 unarmed Bosnian Muslim men and boys rounded up in the town of...
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Rohingya crisis: ‘Rape and murder’ in the Village of Tula Toli – BBC News

*** Warning: This report contains distressing scenes including explicit descriptions of sexual violence *** These are the harrowing accounts of villagers of Tula Toli where Rohingya Muslims were massacred - a special investigation by...
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Rohingya crisis: Cracks in repatriation process

The Bangladesh and Myanmar governments say they have agreed on a deal aimed at repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who've fled a crackdown by the Myanmar military. But the identification process of who...
The Pope is by no means alone. In the past month, the U.S. sent Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Myanmar, while a senior State Department team as well as the British and Canadian international development ministers

Such a strange silence: India’s stand on the Rohingya crisis

  India’s reticence on the Rohingya crisis undermines its democracy and global standing The Pope has been in South Asia this week, with the focus of his stops in Bangladesh and Myanmar on the reconciliation and...

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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...
People look at an unexploded rocket in Mrauk U Township in Rakhine State in March 2019. (AFP)

Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine State

  YANGON — A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State, the army said Tuesday, the first time an...
A Myanmar delegation held repatriation talks during the weekend with Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar region.

Rohingya want recognition, citizenship, security before returning to Myanmar

  Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group with citizenship in their home country, leaders...