Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

Myanmar ‘unwilling’ to probe Rohingya abuse, UN must act: rights envoy

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON: Myanmar is “unable and unwilling” to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country’s generals to be hauled before an international court. A UN...

Rohingya continue to face global neglect

The international community needs to pool up and provide security and opportunities for survival for this long-discriminated community A United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report presented recently recommends that charges of genocide be...

UK announces $22.25m fund for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh Children from the Rohingya community play outside their shacks in a camp in New Delhi, India October 4, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Star Online Report The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)...

From squalid refugee camp, Rohingya teen plans for higher ed

In this Aug. 27, 2018, photo, Rahima Akter walks through Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. Rahima is a 19-year-old refugee who dreams of becoming the most educated Rohingya woman in the world. She...

The world decries Myanmar’s Rohingya abuses. Myanmar’s reply: denial, defiance and propaganda.

The charred remains of a mosque here are among the few signs that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya once lived on this land. Military officers, with the help of locals, torched their homes...

Myanmar must back ‘credible’ Rohingya inquiry, Japanese PM tells Suu Kyi

Myanmar leaders agrees need for ‘accurate’ investigation but her government has rejected foreign efforts Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has told Myanmar’s leader that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya...

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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...