Monthly Archives: December 2018

Look back 2018: Year of hope and despair for South-east Asia

Rohingya Muslim Kalim Ullah, his wife Taiyeba Begum and their children are taking shelter in their relatives' tent at a camp in Bangladesh to avoid forced repatriation to Myanmar. Rohingya Muslim Kalim Ullah,...

Smokescreen Rohingya: the bad actors exploiting a growing refugee crisis

Since the latest influx of Rohingya refugees began in August 2017, more than 140 NGOs and aid agencies have launched operations in Cox’s Bazar, with thousands of aid workers in tow. Many of those arriving...

What life is like in a refugee camp

The heat and dust in Kutupalong refugee camp is unrelenting, even now during what’s considered the winter period. It’s the sort of weather that drives most Australians to the beach or indoors to the cool...

Lost Idol: New Wave of Myanmar Youth Activists Look Beyond Suu Kyi

YANGON — Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics. The...

Rohingya Refugee Killed in Fighting between Bangladesh Army and Chakma Rebels

Cox's Bazaar – A Rohingya refugee working as a day labourer in a road construction project was killed in fighting between Bangladesh's army and Chakma separatist rebels in Bangladesh on Sunday (Dec 23), sources...

Myanmar Rohingya Crisis: Recent Development

Tensions between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar's Rakhine State have escalated dramatically since late August 2017. A series of attacks by a group of Rohingya militants calling itself the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army...
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Rohingya End Hard Year Still in Limbo

More than 750,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled military attacks in Myanmar remain in Bangladesh camps as future repatriation and resettlement plans remain unclear. Steve Sandford reports on the challenges that lie ahead for...

Fake News and Massacre Marketing in the Rohingya Crisis – PART I: Questioning the...

Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis gripped the world’s conscience like never before in late 2017, as the largest-yet exodus of Muslim refugees poured from northern Rakhine state into Bangladesh. An estimated 600,000 or more made the...

Hampstead aid worker on spending Christmas helping Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

While Hampstead families tuck into their Christmas dinner today, Kristiana Marton will be doing the same more than 5,000 miles away. Share article from Hampstead Highgate Express on facebookTweet article from Hampstead Highgate ExpressPost article...

Opinions | Myanmar forced Rohingya from their homes. Now it’s trying to make the...

A newly arrived Rohingya refugee child licks the cheek of her mother, Azida Khatoon, 20, as they wait in a food line in the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, earlier this year.©...

SA vote in support of UN resolution on human rights in Myanmar part of...

Normal life returned to a Rohingya Muslim refugee camp in Bangladesh after government officials postponed plans to begin repatriating residents to Myanmar when no one volunteered to go. (Dar Yasin, AP) Normal life returned to...

A gift from God’: the Rohingya refugees adopting orphaned babies

Dildar Begum with her adopted daughter Rahima, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. She shares her hut with her husband, who is in his 70s, and her son, who is in his 20s and has...

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Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On...
Malaysia's government has set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the Wang Kelian deaths [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...