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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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...