Daily Archives: December 20, 2018

Reuters: Burma Taking Steps to Prevent Rohingya Refugee Repatriation

In Southeast Asia, a Reuters investigation has found the Burmese government is taking steps to ensure that more than 900,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who’ve fled to neighboring Bangladesh will never return home. Reuters cited...

Korvi Rakshand awarded for Jaago’s work with Rohingya children

‘We’re a local organization that has always stood alongside the people during crises in Bangladesh” Korvi Rakshand, founder of education nonprofit Jaago Foundation, has been named a 2018 Disaster Feedback Fellow for his organization's...

A tour through the ‘floating island’ that 100,000 Rohingya refugees may have to call...

PHOTO: On the "Floating Island" of Bhasan Char, the Bangladesh government is building housing in anticipation of thousands of Rohingya refugees expected to live there.ABC WATCH An inside look at Bhasan Char, Bangladesh's 'floating island'...

Bipartisan senators call for U.S. ‘genocide’ label of Myanmar killings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to designate the Myanmar military’s campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority a genocide. FILE PHOTO - Rohingya...

Myanmar: Disband Panel on Crimes Against Rohingya

Rakhine State Commission Delays Efforts at Justice; Claim of ‘No Evidence’ Shows Bias Print Rohingya refugees walk through rice fields after crossing the border from Myanmar into Palang Khali, Bangladesh, October 19, 2017.EXPAND Rohingya refugees walk...

Cox’s Bazar: Rohingya camp to be hardest hit by climate change

Deforestation and degradation will see the Bangladesh land that hosts refugees suffer further from temperature rise. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - At first when they came, Dilfaraz, a stout 41-year-old Bangladeshi woman, could not find it...

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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...