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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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...