Monthly Archives: June 2018

Armed Myanmar border guard police are posted at the gate of Nga Khu Ya camp in Maungdaw, Rakhine state, a facility to process Rohingya refugees returning under the repatriation program with Bangladesh on 28 June, 2018. (AFP Photo)

Non-interference and the Rohingya crisis

Armed Myanmar border guard police are posted at the gate of Nga Khu Ya camp in Maungdaw, Rakhine state, a facility to process Rohingya refugees returning under the repatriation program with Bangladesh on 28...
Rohingya crisis: UN special rapporteur in Dhaka

Rohingya crisis: UN special rapporteur in Dhaka

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, arrived Dhaka today on a 10-day visit to meet Rohingya refugees at Cox’s Bazar. Lee regrets that the Government of Myanmar...
A group of Rohingya refugees make their way to a temporary shelter after landing in Aceh province on Sumatra island, on April 20, 2018.

Will Indonesia bring the Rohingya issue to UN Security Council? Jakarta Post contributor

In the article, the writer discusses the chances that Jakarta can raise the issue at the UN Security Council. Dio Herdiawan Tobing JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - On June 9, after intensified bilateral and...
Fresh household-based Rohingya reg to start

Fresh household-based Rohingya reg to start

In-this-photograph-taken-in-early-May,-Rohingya-refugees-make-bamboo-fences-in-preparation-for-the-monsoon-season-in-Kutupalong-refugee-camp-in-Ukhia.-Cox’s-Bazar.-—-AFP-photo The government has taken a fresh move to collect household-based data of the Rohingyas living in Bangladesh as the data collected previously by the department of immigration and passport would not help the repatriation...
EU to penalise Myanmar officials over Rohingya violations

EU to penalise Myanmar officials over Rohingya violations

LUXEMBOURG: The European Union will impose sanctions on seven Myanmar security officials on Monday (Jun 25), according to EU diplomats and officials, over what it says are systemic human rights violations against the country's...
ICC gives Myanmar deadline over Rohingya case jurisdiction

ICC gives Myanmar deadline over Rohingya case jurisdiction

ICC gives Myanmar until July 27 to respond to a request on whether it should exercise jurisdiction over alleged crimes. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has given Myanmar just over a month to respond to...
Rohingya Displacement: Myanmar “won’t totally accept” ICC’s demand for observation

Rohingya Displacement: Myanmar “won’t totally accept” ICC’s demand for observation

Myanmar “won’t totally accept” the International Criminal Court's demand for submitting written observations by July 27 on the allegations of deporting over 700,000 Rohingyas to Bangladesh. “The ICC did not send such cases to other...
True stories of Trafficked Rohingya Refugees used by IOM to Raise Awareness, Counter Risks in Bangladesh

True stories of Trafficked Rohingya Refugees used by IOM to Raise Awareness, Counter Risks...

Humanitarian Emergencies, Refugee and Asylum Issues, Rohingya Crisis Cox's Bazar – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has launched a series of new comic books, which tell the true-life stories of Rohingya refugees who have fallen...
Temporary shelters cover a hill at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File Photo: Reuters

Rohingya Repatriation: UN insists on citizenship

The UN secretary-general's special envoy on Myanmar has said granting citizenship to the Rohingya and ensuring accountability for the perpetrators of violence against the community could help create a conducive environment for their safe...
Gang raped and set on fire: ICC pushes to investigate Myanmar Rohingya atrocities

Gang raped and set on fire: ICC pushes to investigate Myanmar Rohingya atrocities

Exclusive: Evidence of horrific treatment emerges as the Hague gives Myanmar deadline to respond to claims Harrowing accounts of Rohingya women tied to trees and raped for days by Myanmar’s military and men being pushed...
Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released its annual Global Trends report this week, which said that...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going to school and playing outside, aid agencies said today. Adolescent girls...

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3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

YANGON, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Three soldiers have been killed with another injured in rocket attacks by an insurgent group on an anchored tugboat...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar Oct 27, 2016. REUTERS

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state

d telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in the region,...
Last year Mahathir Mohamad castigated Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for defending the military's crackdown on the Rohingya. (Photo: AFP/Mohd RASFAN) Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/mahathir-asean-rohingya-malaysia-11650358

PM Mahathir vows ahead of ASEAN meet to help Rohingya bound for Malaysia

BANGKOK: Malaysia's prime minister on Friday (Jun 21) vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders...
More than a million Rohingyas in the squalid refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar are living a life full of misery and hardship. (AN Photo)

Life at a Rohingya camp: An Arab News report

Rohingya youth also faced with extremely limited educational and employment prospects DHAKA, Bangladesh: It was in the evening of June 18 in Dhaka that I...
Rohingya refugees rest in a police station in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, after they were prevented from going on a sea voyage to Malaysia, May 15, 2019.

US Report: Bangladesh Ignoring Sex Trafficking of Rohingya

Bangladeshi criminal groups take Rohingya women from refugee camps at night, exploit them in sex trafficking and return them during the day, the United...