Daily Archives: September 27, 2018

Bangladesh: Scrap Plan to Relocate Rohingya Refugees to Isolated Island

Prime Minister to address U.N. General Assembly today (COX’S BAZAR, September 26, 2018)— The Government of Bangladesh should immediately scrap plans to relocate Rohingya refugees to an isolated and flood-prone island in the Bay of...

UN assesses violence and development projects for Rohingya

Two UN agencies met people and held consultations to develop possible projects with the Myanmar government. UN teams worked freely and were not limited in any way. Bangladesh authorities plan to move Rohingya refugees...

Malaysia voices concern over Rohingya situation in Myanmar

A Rohingya refugee man walks on a road along the makeshift camp in Kutubpalang, Cox Bazar district, Bangladesh. - EPA file pic By Bernama - September 26, 2018 @ 6:33pm NEW YORK: Malaysia has expressed concern...

Actions against Rohingya meets genocide standard

The Chairman of the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Ed Royce yesterday said he believed that a realistic accounting of the deliberate campaign of murder, intimidation and displacement against the Rohingya...

Greta van Susteren testifies before Congress on plight of Rohingya

Greta Van Susteren testified on Wednesday before Congress to draw attention to human rights abuses against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. The host of Voice of America's “Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren” and former...

Lawmakers urge U.S. to call Myanmar’s Rohingya campaign genocide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee called on the Trump administration on Wednesday to declare the Myanmar military’s campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority a genocide,...

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Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...