Monthly Archives: September 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,...

Rohingya refugee thanks Canada ‘from the bottom of our hearts’ after genocide motion

Rohingya refugee Mohammed Islam in Bangladesh thanks Canada for passing a motion declaring the Myanmar military's crackdown against the Muslim minority a genocide. (CBC News) 123 comments A Rohingya refugee living in an overcrowded camp in...

Humanitarian media counter Rohingya refugee rumours

A Rohingya refugee receives an oral cholera vaccine from a Bangladeshi volunteer at the Thankhali refugee camp in Ukhia district, on Oct 10, 2017.PHOTO: AFP PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) - As aid workers rushed to vaccinate...

U.S. Won’t Label Atrocities Against Rohingya ‘Genocide’

A Myanmarese soldier guards an area at the Sittwe airport in Rakhine state last week. U.N. investigators last month released a damning and meticulous report detailing why six Myanmar generals should be prosecuted for...

Exclusive: Myanmar’s delaying tactics blocking Rohingya return – Bangladesh PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bangladesh’s leader accused neighboring Myanmar of finding new excuses to delay the return of more than 700,000 Rohingya who were forced across the border over the past year, and said...
Press release UK and France host High-Level Event on the Rohingya Crisis

Press release: UK and France host High-Level Event on the Rohingya Crisis

Statement from UK and France following a meeting on Burma in the margins of UNGA. Published 24 September 2018 From: Foreign & Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP placeholder The Foreign Secretary co-hosted a meeting with...
Myanmar's military waged a planned and coordinated campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the nation's Rohingya Muslim minority.

Report blames Myanmar army for ‘large-scale’ attacks on Rohingya

US State Department report could be used to justify further US sanctions against Myanmar authorities. A US government investigation has found that Myanmar's military waged a planned and coordinated campaign of mass killings, gang rapes...

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Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

'Although law enforcement officials are trying hard, the situation suggests there may be a loophole' Due to increasing incidents of human trafficking at the Rohingya...
Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

UN agency and Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar Myanmar army 'shelling' villages, restricting aid in Rakhine state An increasingly frustrated Dhaka government...
Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Hla Poe Kaung transit camp was built to house 25,000 returnees - but sprung up on the site of two demolished Rohingya villages Entire Muslim...
Rohingya refugees play football at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on March 27, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

What Happens if Rohingya Stay in Bangladesh Forever?

    Earlier this month, the Myanmar government embarked upon a new plan to begin repatriating Rohingya who had fled Rakhine State after waves of brutal...
Bangladesh will not relocate Rohingyas

Landmine Blast: ‘Rohingya man’ killed on border

A man believed to be a Rohingya refugee has been killed in a suspected landmine explosion along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, officials said yesterday. Nearly a...