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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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...
People look at an unexploded rocket in Mrauk U Township in Rakhine State in March 2019. (AFP)

Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine State

  YANGON — A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State, the army said Tuesday, the first time an...
A Myanmar delegation held repatriation talks during the weekend with Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar region.

Rohingya want recognition, citizenship, security before returning to Myanmar

  Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group with citizenship in their home country, leaders...