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 refugee children walk along the road at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain More than 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s...

Kill us here but don’t send us back: Rohingya refugees

Kill us here but don't send us back: Rohingya refugees
HYDERABAD: Anxiety is writ large on the faces of over 3,800 Rohingya Muslims living in this city amid reports that the Indian government is planning to deport them. They say they prefer to die here rather than return to Myanmar, where they face persecution. Raheem, 32, who has been living here with his wife and three children since 2012, said...

Myanmar ‘unwilling’ to probe Rohingya abuse, UN must act: rights envoy

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON: Myanmar is “unable and unwilling” to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country’s generals to be hauled before an international court. A UN fact-finding mission has called for Myanmar’s top brass to be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes over a brutal crackdown against Rohingya...

Trudeau To Meet Aung San Suu Kyi Amid Rohingya Crisis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi speak during a meeting in Ottawa on June 7, 2017.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Vietnam. Suu Kyi is an honorary Canadian citizen and Nobel laureate who has faced widespread international criticism for not speaking out against the violence against her country's...

1.3 million children urgently need humanitarian assistance after storms batter Bay of Bengal

The sad reality is these children have now been hit by double humanitarian crises
NEW YORK/BANGKOK/KATHMANDU, 1 June 2017 – At least 1.3 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance across the Bay of Bengal region following severe weather over the past six days, UNICEF has warned. Devastation wrought by Cyclone Mora in Myanmar and Bangladesh, and torrential monsoon rains across Sri Lanka have left children homeless and in need of...

Call for dignified and safe repatriation of Rohingya

NEW YORK • Myanmar should start repatriating Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, and it must ensure that they return to a society where there is security, peace, justice and better prospects for everyone, said Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. "The next step has to be repatriation, since there was an agreement signed between Myanmar and Bangladesh, in fact, in November last...

Rohingya crisis: UN ‘suppressed’ report predicting its shortcomings in Myanmar

Rohingya people await assistance in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Insiders claim a report that foretold the Myanmar crisis and predicted the UN was ill-prepared for it was held back. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
Insiders claim strategy review warning of imminent crisis in Rakhine state and urging immediate action was smothered by the official who commissioned it The UN commissioned and then “suppressed” a report that criticised its strategy in Myanmar and warned it was ill-prepared to deal with the impending Rohingya crisis, sources have told the Guardian. The review, written by a consultant and...

UN Rights Resolution Would Condemn Abuses Against Rohingyas

UNITED NATIONS — A draft U.N. resolution would strongly condemn the continuing "gross human rights violations and abuses" against Rohingya Muslims and urgently call on Myanmar's government to end discrimination and provide a path to citizenship for the embattled minority. The draft resolution, sponsored by the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation, more than 25 European countries and Canada, was officially...

Rohingya Crisis: Nine countries request UNSC meeting with world body’s fact-finding mission on Myanmar atrocities

United Nations: The United States and eight other countries on Tuesday requested a UN Security Council meeting on Myanmar to hear from a UN fact-finding mission that has accused the country's military of atrocities against Muslim Rohingyas. The request is likely to run into opposition from China, which has friendly ties with Myanmar's military and has sought to shield Myanmar...

Illegal Rohingyas Manage Permanent Residence Certificates (PRCs), Buy Land in Jammu

A group of Rohingyas living illegally in the Jammu have fraudulently acquired Permanent residence Certificates and bought property
A group of Rohingyas living illegally in the Jammu have fraudulently acquired Permanent residence Certificates and bought property By NewsGram Desk - June 19, 2017 0 73 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Illegal Rohingyas Thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar have illegally settled in the state of Kashmir. Twitter Jammu and Kashmir, June 19, 2017: Living illegally in the Jammu...

Don’t interfere, let govt handle Rohingya case, Centre tells SC

Don’t interfere, let govt handle Rohingya case, Centre tells SC
ASG Tushar Mehta said, we don't want India to become the refugee capital of the world. I am not sure if it is time to throw our gates open to each and every refugee to come and stay in India, he said. There are security concerns and let the matter be handled by the executive, he emphasized. Rohingya refugees. (Representative photo: AP)Rohingya...

Rohingya crisis: India to provide relief assistance to Bangladesh

Myanmar Navy personnel escort Rohingya Muslims back to their camp in Sittwe, Rakhine (AFP file photo) DHAKA: Closing the year with the fourth tranche of relief assistance to the Bangladesh government to deal with the Rohingya refugee crisis, India will send winter relief materials to Cox’s Bazar on December 24. For the first time though, the Indian assistance will be distributed...

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31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...