Daily Archives: September 29, 2018

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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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...