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Turkey seeks to mobilize world to end Myanmar violence

Turkey seeks to mobilize world to end Myanmar violence
Wıth around 3,000 Rohingya Muslims having fallen victim to violence in Myanmar during the last few days, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on the world not to turn a deaf ear to the humanitarian crisis, assuring that Turkey would continue to raise awareness on the urgency of the issue at the U.N. general assembly on Sept. 18. Meanwhile, the...

UN says more than 250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh (Updated: 08 Sep 2017 07:08AM)

Around 164,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh in the last fortnight to escape fighting in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the UN says.
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: More than a quarter of a million mostly Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh, the United Nations said on Thursday (Sep 7), as bodies washed up after boats sank attempting to cross the river that divides the countries. In the last two weeks alone 164,000 mostly Rohingya civilians have fled to Bangladesh, overwhelming refugee camps...

Suu Kyi’s Rohingya speech labeled ‘disingenuous’

Aung San Suu Kyi during her address.
    Naypyidaw, Myanmar (CNN) Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally broke her silence on the Rohingya refugee crisis Tuesday, insisting that her country was not "afraid of international scrutiny." But her speech in the nation's capital of Nyapyidaw drew widespread criticism: Suu Kyi did not denounce alleged atrocities against the Rohingya community and claimed the government needed more...

UN humanitarian chief, UNICEF executive director coming to Bangladesh amid deteriorating Rohingya crisis

Mark Lowcock, head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Photo: United Nations
UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake will be on mission in Bangladesh from October 2 over the deteriorating Rohingya crisis. On arrival, they will go to Cox’s Bazar where half a million Rohingyas from neighbour Myanmar's Rakhine State took shelter fleeing ethnic cleansing. This is the largest displacement and mass refugee movement in the region in...

The EU has failed the Rohingya, but it’s not too late to act

The EU has failed the Rohingya, but it’s not too late to act
  It’s difficult to read the accounts of alleged human rights violations by the Burmese military against Rohingya Muslims of Arakan State, but those who fled to Bangladesh are describing what has happened because they want help. They want the world to act. It is now seven weeks since this crisis began and the European Union has done absolutely nothing to...

Rohingya crisis: Death toll of Muslims killed by Burmese army ‘may be extremely high’, says UN

A young girl and a baby wade through mud after arriving in Whaikhyang, Bangladesh from Burma on 10 September
The death toll from a “clearance operation” launched by Burmese troops against Rohingya Muslims may be “extremely high”, the UN has revealed. UN human rights officials who visited refugee camps for the Rohingya established inside neighbouring Bangladesh and housing more than 500,000 people, said the military operation in Burma’s western Rakhine state appeared to point to a “consistent, methodical, pattern...

Dangerous times in Myanmar for Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal people in Rakhine

Dangerous times in Myanmar for Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal people in Rakhine
The government of Myanmar faces untold pressure to accept Bengali Muslims back into Rakhine in Myanmar because of the utter bias of certain Western and Islamic nations. Yet, if Myanmar is pressured then Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal people have much to fear in Rakhine. This is based on Islamic terrorism and institutional religious hatred emanating within Sharia Islamic law...

Rohingya camp ‘as crowded as Bourke St’

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Kristin Davis meets Hamida, Rohingya refugee, and her two day old son, Hosen, in a UNHCR Transit Center in Kutupalong Camp in Bangladesh. Hamida delivered Hosen on the border on the side of the road after fleeing Myanmar.Andy Hall / UNHCR
Aid groups are bracing for conditions to worsen at the Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh over coming months. Picture Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall shopping strip during the Boxing Day sales, but with nobody allowed to go home. That's what it's like in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state have fled to Bangladesh...

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

Rohingya Muslim refugees cross a canal next to a settlement near the 'no man's land' between Myanmar and Bangladesh in Tombru in Bangladsh's Bandarban district on January 23, 2018. The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar will not begin as planned, Bangladesh said Monday, with authorities admitting "a lot of preparation" was still needed. AFP Photo
YANGON: Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the deadline passed for starting the return of the Muslim minority to strife-torn Rakhine state. Nearly 690,000 Rohingya escaped to Bangladesh after a brutal Myanmar army crackdown began last August, while a further 100,000 fled an earlier bout of violence in October 2016. In...

Edinburgh University Genocide Conference 2018

Edinburgh University Genocide Conference 2018
The targeting of a national, ethnic, racial or religious group with the intent to destroy said group, in whole or in part, constitutes the atrocity of genocide. Today, 24 March 2018, the inaugural Edinburgh University Genocide Conference is taking place, attended by survivors of the Rwandan Genocide and the Holocaust, as well as the director of Restless Beings, an...

ICRC chief: ‘Long way to go’ until Rohingya refugees can return to Myanmar

July 1O,2O18 Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), spoke to FRANCE 24 from Geneva following a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh. Maurer described the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state as "highly fragile". Despite what he called the political willingness of Aung San Suu Kyi's civilian government to improve the situation, Maurer predicted "a long...

ICC Extends Jurisdiction To Myanmar: What Comes Next For The Rohingya People?

ICC Extends Jurisdiction To Myanmar: What Comes Next For The Rohingya People?
On 6 September, the Pre-Trial Chamber I (‘Chamber’) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that the ICC has jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Since August 2017, over 670,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, persecuted by Myanmar security forces and other individuals who have killed, raped, and looted the Rohingya in...

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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...