Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Video shows Myanmar soldier planning Rohingya deportation

Fortify Rights released a short video on Thursday that appears to contain evidence of a coordinated effort by the Myanmar military to drive Rohingya villagers from their homes. The rights group has suggested that...

Govt To Collect Biometric Details Of Rohingya Refugees Living In Every State

The Centre has asked all states to take biometric details of Rohingyas and other illegal immigrants as a part of country-wide security exercise, Home Ministry officials said. Recently, the Southern Railways has...

Bangladesh, UN agree to address sexual violence against Rohingyas

Indiscriminate hill-cutting to provide shelters to Rohingyas is putting refugees at risk of landslides. It is also damaging natural rescources in the area. Photo: Anisur Rahman UNB, Dhaka The government of Bangladesh and the United...

Trained midwives provide healthcare to Rohingya women

About 148 midwives are working in the refugee camps to deal with any critical situation, provide treatment to pregnant women and newborn babies Dhaka Tribune BRAC University is providing a three-year course to train...

From Hero to Pariah, Aung San Suu Kyi Dashes Hopes About Myanmar

BANGKOK — Over a span of a month, a pro-military newspaper columnist, U Ngar Min Swe, wrote 10 brief Facebook posts accusing Myanmar’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, of taking bribes and...

US urges Myanmar to hold security forces accountable in Rohingya crackdown

The military in Myanmar, previously known as Burma, where Buddhism is the main religion, has denied accusations of ethnic cleansing and says its actions were part of a fight against terrorism US...

Sanitary pads and panties: Rohingya women working to help others

Access to hygiene products has been made possible as Rohingya women in Kutupalong refugee camp produce pads and panties. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - In the world's largest refugee camp, dozens of Rohingya women work diligently,...

US Congressmen push to declare atrocities on Rohingyas ‘genocide’ Rohingya refugee crisis

US Congressman Steve Chabot, Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel on Thursaday introduced a bipartisan measure to declare “the Burmese military’s atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority genocide.” This is a straightforward resolution to put...

B’desh PM slams Myanmar for failing to take back Rohingya refugees

Hasina said Myanmar had given a verbal commitment to take back Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown she described as "tantamount to genocide and crimes against humanity". Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina...

Bangladeshi PM asks for early repatriation of Rohingya refugees

Rohingya refugees walk back after collecting relief aid during a rain storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh, on July 21, 2018. (Xinhua/AFP) UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh...

Running Around New York For The ‘Most Persecuted Minority In The World’

the U.N. says the Rohingya are "the most persecuted minority in the world." Above, refugees cross a river to a temporary camp after crossing from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Ahmed Salahuddin/Getty Images The United Nation's annual general...

Mahathir at UN condemns Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya

NEW YORK: Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has condemned the Myanmar government for the massacre of Rohingya in Rakhine. “I believe in non-interference in the internal affairs of nations. But does the world watch massacres...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...