Daily Archives: December 25, 2018

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina visits Rohingya refugees, assures help

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, center, meets with Rohingya Muslims at Kutupalong refugee camp, near the border town of Ukhia, Bangladesh. (Source: AP Photo) Related News Bangladesh’s leader demanded that Myanmar allow the return of...

Myanmar court hears appeal of convicted Reuters journalists

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A court in Myanmar has heard an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a...

Experts give Trudeau government C grade for its action on Rohingya genocide

Photo Credit: Evangelos Petratos, Rakhine, Myanmar/Burma Early in 2018, the Trudeau government promised to take vigorous measures to help the persecuted Rohingya of Myanmar, but an end-of-year report card by a group of experts...

Burma genocide is official; will State Department act?

What has happened to the Rohingya in Burma is an open-and-shut case of genocide about which few can plead ignorance. It has become the most satellite-documented genocide in history with before, during and after...

Myanmar forced Rohingya from their homes. Now it’s trying to make the exodus permanent.

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...

Myanmar’s Buddhists block Rohingya Muslims from blood supplies, report says

Hla Hla Shwe and her infant receive treatment at a clinic at a camp for displaced people in Rakhine state, Myanmar, in November. (Reuters) YANGON, Myanmar — One day earlier this month, a businessman...

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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...