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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Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...