Monthly Archives: March 2018

Myanmar Government Rejects UN Findings of Rohingya Genocide

Myanmar Government Rejects UN Findings of Rohingya Genocide

  “There is no ethnic cleansing or genocide in our country,” said U Aung Tun Thet, a Myanmar government official, to the U.N. body just one day after a United Nations expert suggested the government...
When Social Media Goes Bad: Facebook and the Rohingya Genocide

When Social Media Goes Bad: Facebook and the Rohingya Genocide

  Facebook has played a “determining role” in stirring up hatred against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, according to the United Nations (UN). According to the team of UN human rights experts investigating the alleged Rohingya genocide...
Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi stands next to national flags for Australia and Myanmar at Parliament House in Canberra.

Malcolm Turnbull encourages Aung San Suu Kyi to resettle Rohingya

  Amnesty International accuses Australian PM of ‘softly softly’ approach to humanitarian crisis Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi stands next to national flags for Australia and Myanmar at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Reuters Malcolm...
Rohingya returnees won't be kept in camps 'forever': Myanmar official This handout combination image of two satellite photographs released by Amnesty International and DigitalGlobe on March 12, 2018 shows before and after images taken on September 6, 2017 and February 5, 2018 of new structures and helipads being built over agricultural fields in the village of Pa Da Kar Ywar Thit in Myanmar's Rakhine State. Myanmar is building security installations on top of razed Rohingya villages, Amnesty International said March 12, 2018, casting doubt on the country's plans to repatriate hundreds of thousands of refugees. (AFP/Amnesty International)

Rohingya returnees won’t be kept in camps ‘forever’: Myanmar official

A Myanmar official in Rakhine state said Saturday that Rohingya refugees who return will not be held in newly-built camps "forever," as concerns mount over a vexed repatriation process and efforts to reshape communities...
Lawyers for Rohingya community want to prosecute Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for crimes against humanity

Lawyers for Rohingya community want to prosecute Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for...

The application requires the approval of the attorney general of Australia   Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi faces an attempt to privately prosecute her in Australia for crimes against humanity. Lawyers lodged an application at a...
The Biggest Refugee Camp

The Biggest Refugee Camp

More than half a million Rohingya refugees face looming disaster from floods and landslides when the first storms of the monsoon season hit their camp in Bangladesh. The world’s largest refugee camp, a temporary home to...
Nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees live in the camp, at Cox’s Bazar, near the southern tip of Bangladesh.

After the Rohingya crisis, Aung San Suu Kyi will come to the ASEAN summit...

Nicholas Farrelly has received funding for Myanmar research from the Australian Research Council. He was previously the Director of the ANU Myanmar Research Centre, which has received funding from the Australian Department of Foreign...
Rohingya refugees walk at Jamtoli camp in the morning in Cox`s Bazar on 22 January 2018. -- Reuters

U.N. genocide advisor: Myanmar waged ‘scorched-earth campaign’ against the Rohingya

U.N. genocide advisor: Myanmar waged 'scorched-earth campaign' against the Rohingya In this file photo, Rohingya Muslim children wait for food handouts distributed by a Turkish aid agency at the Thaingkhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Dar...
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has decided to rescind its human-rights award to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar. Credit Hein Htet/European Pressphoto Agency

‘Never Again,’ Holocaust Museum Tells Burmese Leader

The decision by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to rescind its human-rights award to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is sad, and proper. Few people in modern times had evoked as much admiration and...
(COMBO) This handout image of a satellite photograph released by Amnesty International and DigitalGlobe on March 12, 2018 shows new structures and fencing built over the previously burnt village of Kan Kya in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL / AFP

Burma ‘builds military bases’ on Rohingya razed villages

  Entire villages were burned to the ground last year as Burmese forces swept through Rakhine, killing and raping in a campaign the UN human rights chief called a 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing' Burma is...
After massacres, Rohingya in Myanmar are dying from neglect

After massacres, Rohingya in Myanmar are dying from neglect

The Rohingya, an ethnic Muslim minority who have been targeted by pogroms in Myanmar, are suffering through another lethal strategy: the denial of healthcare, food and humanitarian aid. After visiting Myanmar for a fourth...
UN plans to amass evidence on genocide on Rohingyas

UN plans to amass evidence on genocide on Rohingyas

United Nations Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention Adama Dieng today said the UN planned to amass evidence of genocide on Rohingyas through a judicial investigation. Adama Dieng said this during a meeting with National Human...

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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...