Monthly Archives: June 2018

Landslides Kill 11 As Monsoon Batters Rohingya Refugees

Landslides Kill 11 As Monsoon Batters Rohingya Refugees

Nearly 29,000 people have been moved to new locations ahead of the monsoon but the risk of a tragedy remains high. DHAKA: Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least 12 people Tuesday in Bangladesh...
US broadcaster loses Myanmar outlet over Rohingya name

US broadcaster loses Myanmar outlet over Rohingya name

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. government-affiliated broadcaster that provides news to countries in Asia where freedom of information is restricted is losing its partner in Myanmar after refusing to stop using the word "Rohingya"...
Myanmar police standing guard at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Sittwe in western Myanmar's Rakhine State, Sept. 1, 2017.

Myanmar Jails Rohingya IDP Camp Resident for Attempt to Travel Without Papers

Myanmar on Monday jailed a Rohingya woman for a year for trying to travel to the commercial capital Yangon from her internally displaced persons camp in the western state of Rakhine without proper documents,...
Rohingya organizations criticize recent UN-Myanmar deal

Rohingya organizations criticize recent UN-Myanmar deal

Recently inked deal on repatriation of Rohingya did not involve refugee representative, groups say Rohingya organizations worldwide criticized on Sunday a new agreement signed between Myanmar and the UN on repatriation of Rohingya refugees, saying...
In this April 29, 2018, file photo, Rohingya refugees holing placards await the arrival of a UN Security Council team at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh.

Stateless Rohingya must be recognized as Myanmar citizens, given identity documents: lawyer

    Stateless Rohingya must be recognized as citizens of Myanmar and given identity documents so they can safely stay in the country instead of fleeing abroad like hundreds of thousands of members of their community,...
Some areas like the football field areas are flooded. Some houses have been inundated with water. There have been a few landslides

Landslide, rain batter Rohingya camps

Rohingya refugees have witnessed landslides at the camps in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox's Bazar amid heavy showers and strong winds forcing the authorities to move at least 100 families to safety yesterday. More...
The Kanchanbagh police registered seven cases against the Rohingyas for obtaining various identity documents while the Balapur police registered 12.

Police crack down on Rohingyas in Hyderabad

Around 4,000 Rohingyas are settled in the Rachakonda and Hyderabad police commissionerates limits for the last few years. Hyderabad: The Telangana police has taken a strict stand against Rohingya refugees who are violating local laws,...
PHOTO: Shelters in the camp are at risk of flooding during the monsoon. (Supplied: Amnesty International)

The Rohingya ‘camp of the widows’ faces new peril as monsoon arrives in Bangladesh

Bangladesh refugee camp man walks across a platform   Nestled deep within the Hakimpara camp, perched on the edge of a hill, is a cluster of homes belonging to more than a dozen Rohingya women. They...
The World Must Recognize the Cause of the Rohingya Crisis

The World Must Recognize the Cause of the Rohingya Crisis

Kourosh Ziabari is an award-winning Iranian journalist. He has conducted numerous interviews with politicians, diplomats, Nobel Prize laureates, acade In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Thomas MacManus, editor-in-chief of State Crime...
Demonstrators in front of the European Union headquarters in Brussels call for an end to the genocide of Rohingyas in Myanmar's Rakhine State. File Photo: mostafigur rahman

Bangladesh gives opinion to International Criminal Court on Myanmar’s trial over Rohingya

  Bangladesh has responded to the queries of the International Criminal Court or ICC over its jurisdiction to run a case against Myanmar in regard to the Rohingya issue. RELATED STORIES ICC seeks Bangladesh’s opinion State Minister for...

Rohingya refugees’ struggles fail to break Ramadan spirit

Despite the poor living conditions, many refugees who fled Myanmar's violent crackdown are grateful for their safety. Muslims who fled Myanmar's genocidal crackdown say observing the holy month of Ramadan in squalid makeshift camps in...
Canadian special envoy Bob Rae said it is difficult to convey the severity of the humanitarian crisis facing the Rohingya people. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press

An emotional Bob Rae tells Senate of rape, oppression of Rohingya as UN strikes...

Canada's special envoy to Myanmar relates brutal stories of violence, calls assignment 'gruelling' The United Nations and Myanmar signed a landmark agreement to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims today, but Canada's special envoy to Myanmar...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...