Daily Archives: November 7, 2018

THE SAD FATE OF ROHINGYA WOMEN

For the thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a violent crackdown in Burma, a new crisis looms: The babies conceived in rape are arriving. Doctors Without Borders has recorded 160 cases of pregnant rape victims...

Forum calls for efforts to end Rohingya crisis

THE ASEAN People Forum urged leaders of the regional grouping, who will meet in a summit next week, to put more efforts to help end the Rakhine crisis and called for “rehumanising” the Muslim...

Big Name Brands Visit Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh

Representatives from major companies have visited the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar to explore how private businesses can help the humanitarian response. Cox’s Bazar – Representatives from Coca Cola, GAP and Mastercard, along...

Too soon to send Rohingya back to Myanmar: U.N. rights envoy

Rohingya refugee girls walk along the Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations’ human rights investigator on Myanmar urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to drop...

Facebook admits failings over Rohingya persecution in Myanmar

The company admits failing to prevent people using Facebook to encourage what the UN called "ethnic cleansing" in damning reports. Almost a million Rohingya refugees are in Bangladesh camps after fleeing Myanmar Facebook has admitted failing...

‘Halt rushed Rohingya repatriation,’ UN urges Myanmar, Bangladesh

Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed to start repatriating Rohingya to Rakhine state in November. Bangladesh and Myanmar should drop plans to start repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Rakhine State as they face a...

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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...