Monthly Archives: April 2018

Thousands of Rohingya refugees in Kutupalong camp thronged to meet the UNSC delegation

China, Russia say no easy solution to Rohingya crisis

  China and Russia, two veto-wielding powers in the United Nations Security Council, have said that there are no easy solutions to the Rohingya crisis but they expressed support for continuing efforts to address the...
United Nations Security Council members meet the press after visiting Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Ukhia’s district, on 29 April 2018. (Photo by AFP

Rohingya Muslims protest in Bangladeshi camp

Rohingya Muslim refugees have staged a protest rally at a camp in Bangladesh, calling for United Nations (UN) protection on their potential return to Myanmar as well as citizenship. The rally on Sunday coincided with...
Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar's army and ethnic insurgents in the country's remote north, a United Nations official said, as a long-simmering conflict intensifies.

Rohingya crisis: Fresh clashes in northern Myanmar, thousands flee

The country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said making peace was her priority when she took office in 2016 after decades of military rule but progress has been slow. Rights groups say...

Why violent Buddhist extremists are targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka

New clashes between Buddhist extremists and Muslims occurred in two different towns in Sri Lanka, Kandy and Ampara, in early 2018. Triggered in part by hate-filled posts spread by nationalistic Sinhala Buddhist Facebook groups,...
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Inside the Bangladesh brothels where Rohingya girls are suffering

Warning: This article contains graphic content. It is disturbing and not suitable for children. It’s late at night in Cox’s Bazar, and the normal slow pace of business in this beach town has picked up...
The army’s scorched-earth campaign left hundreds of Rohingya villages razed to the ground while refugees have given consistent testimony of murder and rape.

UN team to visit Myanmar’s Rakhine state next week

  Rohingya refugees gather in the 'no man's land' behind Myanmar's boder lined with barb wire fences in Maungdaw district, Rakhine state bounded by Bangladesh on April 25, 2018AFP A United Nations Security Council delegation which...
The move was not successful however and was viewed with utter suspicion by Bangladeshi and global media alike

Proactive Diplomacy and Rohingya Issue

In a sudden move only one Rohingya family was taken back by Myanmar on Saturday 07 April 2018, from no man’s land between Bangladesh and Myanmar, which was seen by many as more of...
Before they agree to go home, the Rohingya have some demands

US team in refugee camps investigating atrocities against Rohingya

WASHINGTON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (REUTERS) - The US government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, documenting accusations of murder, rape, beatings and other possible offences in an investigation that...
Saving Rohingya's children, or how to outlive a conflict

Saving Rohingya’s children, or how to outlive a conflict

We as a people must look to protect our very existence, and ensure we survive to the next generation For decades now, I have watched my people suffer persecution, harassment and oppression. The Rohingya community continues to...
Famous Burmese dissident Dr. Maung Zarni speaks to Anadolu Agency on heartrending plight of Rohingya Muslims and what can be done to resolve it, in Istanbul, Turkey on April 24, 2018. ( Selin Çalık Muhasiloviç - Anadolu Agency )

INTERVIEW – ‘Committed int’l leadership needed for Rohingya issue’

Famous Burmese dissident Dr. Maung Zarni speaks to Anadolu Agency on heartrending plight of Rohingya Muslims and what can be done to resolve it By Selin Calik Muhasilovic ISTANBUL In a rare exclusive interview, Myanmarese scholar and...
Members of the Union Solidarity and Development Party hold a press conference to express their opposition to the lifting of travel restrictions on Rohingya Muslims with National Verification Cards, in Yangon, April 24, 2018. RFA

Myanmar Political Parties Oppose Easing Travel Restrictions on Rohingya

Myanmar’s main opposition political party and members of some minor parties say they oppose the government’s decision to grant freedom of travel to Rohingya Muslims who possess National Verification Cards (NVCs). Union Solidarity and Development...
Myanmar government denies report of Rohingya mass graves

Championing Rohingya Rights in Myanmar Cost Me 12 Years in Prison. It’s a Price...

  Kyaw Hla Aung is a 78-year-old lawyer and human rights activist, who has been jailed repeatedly for his peaceful political work seeking justice for the millions of Rohingya Muslims subject to persecution in Myanmar....

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‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...