Daily Archives: February 4, 2018

A Rohingya refugee walks back to his camp in Bangladesh after collecting water. Bangladesh aims to return the refugees to Myanmar AFP

Two books which tackle and explain the roots of the Rohingya’s persecution

Since last year, at least 625,000, more than half the total population, have fled slaughter in Myanmar The Rohingya are currently the world’s most persecuted minority. Since last year, at least 625,000, more than half...
The refugees, now numbering 1,053, including 566 women belonging to 244 families, are refusing to return to their homes in Myanmar. (AP Photo/Representational/Files)

Mizoram: Refugees moved to one relief camp from four villages

The refugees are being moved to a single place so that they could be given proper attention, food, essential commodities and relief materials, officials said. Refugees from Myanmar, who took shelter in four villages in...
After mass rape, turning disgrace into grace

After mass rape, turning disgrace into grace

New services for women assaulted in conflict, such as in the Rohingya crisis, aim to restore a survivor’s dignity and remove social stigmas. Another aim is to help end gender inequality and the culture...
Suspect arrested for petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's Yangon villa

Suspect arrested for petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s Yangon villa

Myanmar police say they have arrested a mentally ill man who confessed to tossing a petrol bomb into the Yangon compound of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week. Suu Kyi was not...
Explaining the Gradual Rise of the World’s Most Severe Contemporary Genocide

Explaining the Gradual Rise of the World’s Most Severe Contemporary Genocide

  Reporters describe babies being ripped out of mothers’ arms and burned alive, men and young boys being executed in front of their families, and women being raped and left to die in the ashes...
Azeem Ibrahim is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Policy and Adj Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute

Bill Richardson spotted Aung San Suu Kyi’s stitch up: Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

Myanmar is in an untenable position internationally in the wake of the Rohingya crisis. But that does not seem to have stopped the country’s leadership, not least Aung San Suu Kyi, to attempt to...

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Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...