Yearly Archives: 2018

Look back 2018: Year of hope and despair for South-east Asia

Rohingya Muslim Kalim Ullah, his wife Taiyeba Begum and their children are taking shelter in their relatives' tent at a camp in Bangladesh to avoid forced repatriation to Myanmar. Rohingya Muslim Kalim Ullah,...

Smokescreen Rohingya: the bad actors exploiting a growing refugee crisis

Since the latest influx of Rohingya refugees began in August 2017, more than 140 NGOs and aid agencies have launched operations in Cox’s Bazar, with thousands of aid workers in tow. Many of those arriving...

What life is like in a refugee camp

The heat and dust in Kutupalong refugee camp is unrelenting, even now during what’s considered the winter period. It’s the sort of weather that drives most Australians to the beach or indoors to the cool...

Lost Idol: New Wave of Myanmar Youth Activists Look Beyond Suu Kyi

YANGON — Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics. The...

Rohingya Refugee Killed in Fighting between Bangladesh Army and Chakma Rebels

Cox's Bazaar – A Rohingya refugee working as a day labourer in a road construction project was killed in fighting between Bangladesh's army and Chakma separatist rebels in Bangladesh on Sunday (Dec 23), sources...

Myanmar Rohingya Crisis: Recent Development

Tensions between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar's Rakhine State have escalated dramatically since late August 2017. A series of attacks by a group of Rohingya militants calling itself the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army...
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Rohingya End Hard Year Still in Limbo

More than 750,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled military attacks in Myanmar remain in Bangladesh camps as future repatriation and resettlement plans remain unclear. Steve Sandford reports on the challenges that lie ahead for...

Fake News and Massacre Marketing in the Rohingya Crisis – PART I: Questioning the...

Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis gripped the world’s conscience like never before in late 2017, as the largest-yet exodus of Muslim refugees poured from northern Rakhine state into Bangladesh. An estimated 600,000 or more made the...

Hampstead aid worker on spending Christmas helping Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

While Hampstead families tuck into their Christmas dinner today, Kristiana Marton will be doing the same more than 5,000 miles away. Share article from Hampstead Highgate Express on facebookTweet article from Hampstead Highgate ExpressPost article...

Opinions | Myanmar forced Rohingya from their homes. Now it’s trying to make the...

A newly arrived Rohingya refugee child licks the cheek of her mother, Azida Khatoon, 20, as they wait in a food line in the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, earlier this year.©...

SA vote in support of UN resolution on human rights in Myanmar part of...

Normal life returned to a Rohingya Muslim refugee camp in Bangladesh after government officials postponed plans to begin repatriating residents to Myanmar when no one volunteered to go. (Dar Yasin, AP) Normal life returned to...

A gift from God’: the Rohingya refugees adopting orphaned babies

Dildar Begum with her adopted daughter Rahima, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. She shares her hut with her husband, who is in his 70s, and her son, who is in his 20s and has...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Expert: UN Failed Before Rohingya Crackdown in Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS - An independent review of United Nations operations in the years before hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled a violent crackdown...
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi listens to China Premier Li Keqiang at the ASEAN-China Summit during the 33rd ASEAN Summit on November 14, 2018 in Singapore. © 2018 Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

ASEAN: Don’t Whitewash Atrocities Against Rohingya

(New York) – Southeast Asian leaders at their annual summit should drastically rethink their response to the plight of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya, Human Rights...
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi during a joint news conference with Czech Prime Minister Babis after their meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, 03 June 2019. Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is on an official two-day visit to the Czech Republic. She is expected to make a speech during the Czech-Myanmar business forum on 04 June in Prague. EPA/MARTIN DIVISEK

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi to attend ASEAN summit in Bangkok

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi plans to travel to Bangkok to attend this weekend's summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at...
Buddhists in Myanmar's Rakhine state hit back at Rohingya help. Photo: AFP

Myanmar’s Hardline Monks Rail Against Rohingya and Suu Kyi

Ultra-nationalist monks in Myanmar accepted a cash donation from the military on Monday while condemning Aung San Suu Kyi and her government for allowing...
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Rohingya relocation: What’s the future of costly Bhashan Char project?

The photo, collected from project official Atikul Islam’s Facebook page, shows houses built under a project to accommodate Rohingya refugees in Bhashan Char, Noakhali,...