Daily Archives: October 15, 2018

How you can help Rohingya refugees like Yunus

She Called Me Red is the world’s first live Instagram documentary, a hyper-personal story of a family torn apart by the Rohingya refugee crisis. It's told from the perspective of Yunus, a 27-year-old...

Hardaha, the only camp in West Bengal: Fearing crackdown, detention, Rohingya families start leaving

According to Gazi, the Rohingya panicked following a recent advisory by the Centre to the state governments to identify Rohingya and collect their biometrics. The recent developments in Assam, where seven Rohingya were sent...

IOM: Committee Empowers Rohingya Refugee Women in Pursuit of Aid

The International Organization for Migration reports some Rohingya refugee women in Cox's Bazar have formed a committee that will enable them to present their concerns and needs to U.N. camp managers directly, without having...

Don’t mind going back but ensure democracy, say Rohingyas in Hyderabad

Living in sub-human conditions, these Rohingya Muslims have been living under the fear of being deported back to their country. Uncertainty, insecurity and squalor hangs over slums in Balapur, Hafeez Baba Nagar, Pahadishareef, Mir...
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Rohingya Refugees in India Rattled After First-Ever Deportations

In India, the first-ever deportation of Rohingyas to Myanmar has raised the specter of more repatriations among the 40,000 Rohingyas living in the country as the Hindu nationalist government takes a tougher stand on...

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar’s ‘Buddhist bin Laden’ Wirathu blasts international community

Firebrand monk criticises calls to bring the country’s generals to justice at the International Criminal Court An ultra-nationalist monk – dubbed the “Buddhist Bin Laden” – on Sunday criticised the international community for calls to...

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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...