WB to provide $200m to Bangladesh for forestry, Rohingya kids’ education

World Bank's financial aid to help about 350,000 Rohingya children and adolescents get basic education and psycho-social support The Bangladesh Government on Monday signed two financial agreements worth $200 million with the World Bank. The agreements have been signed in order to improve the forest cover in Bangladesh’s coastal, hill and central districts, including Cox’s Bazar, and help Bangladesh provide education...

US: Myanmar’s military accountable for Rohingya crisis

More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled the military's brutal crackdown in Myanmar [Al Jazeera]
The United States holds Myanmar's military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority, the US secretary of state said. Rex Tillerson, however, stopped short of saying on Wednesday whether the US would take any action against Myanmar's military leaders over an offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya out of the country. "The world can't just...

Development and Peace – Caritas Canada launches an emergency call to help Rohingya refugees

Development and Peace - Caritas Canada launches an emergency call to help Rohingya refugees
Montreal, November 1, 2017 - Development and Peace - Caritas Canada is launching an emergency appeal to help Rohingya communities who have been forced to flee Myanmar and seek refuge in Bangladesh and is calling upon the generosity of all Canadians for support. The urgency with which refugees had to flee in the face of abuses by the army...

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...

DYER: Aung San Suu Kyi and the Rohingya

Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.
  Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries. Nobel Peace Prize winners sometimes go on to undistinguished later careers, and some seem to have got the prize by mistake. Barack Obama, for example. But there has never before been one who went on to become a genocidal criminal. Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s elected leader, richly...

Enough talk. Let’s have action on Rohingya massacres

No steps have been taken against Myanmar’s commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/Pool/Reuters
Inquiries were held on the mass killings in Rakhine state and some visa bans imposed; here’s what must happen next A   fter the genocides in Rwanda and Srebrenica, the words “never again” were uttered like a mantra by many in the international community. Yet a year ago in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, “never again” happened all over again. On 25 August 2017, the...

Pranab Mukherjee plans to visit the Rohingya in Bangladesh

According to the Anandabazar report, governments of Bangladesh and India will soon be approached for discussing the details of Pranab’s visit
Pranab Mukherjee, who had served as the 13th president of India, has been enjoying his retirement life by reading books and writing his diary. On rare occasions, he leaves his bungalow at 10 Rajaji Marg, New Delhi to attend programmes. Quoting a source close to Pranab, a report published by the Anandabazar Patrika revealed that the former Indian president has chosen...

Nautical Aliya avoids near-collision with trawler in Bay of Bengal

the worst case scenario is that the Nautical Aliya would have been detained by Myanmar authorities for investigation into the collision
BAY OF BENGAL: The Food Flotilla for Myanmar vessel, the Nautical Aliya, had a close brush with disaster this morning when it narrowly avoided colliding with a fishing boat some 17 nautical miles west of Sittwe. In the 12am local time (2am Malaysian time) incident, the local fishing boat crossed the path of the Nautical Aliya, which is en...

Clamour for eviction of Rohingyas grows louder

Activists of the Dogra Front protest against the Rohingyas from Myanmar and Bangladeshis residing in Jammu on Friday. Tribune photo
The clamour over the settlement of Rohingyas and Bangladeshi nationals in Jammu has grown louder as several parties are voicing their concern, alleging that it is a deliberate attempt to change the demography of Jammu city. The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) has put up hoardings in the city, asking the Rohingyas and Bangladeshi nationals to leave Jammu....

Only 3 Rohingya Families Left in Bengal After Nearly 400 ‘Flee’ to Kashmir and Haryana

A spokesman of the organisation, which had arranged their stay in Bengal, claimed that the seven Rohingya immigrants that were deported from Assam recently were ill-treated in Myanmar and were living there without adequate food. Kolkata: Nearly 400 Rohingyas living in West Bengal's only camp at South 24-Parganas' Hardaha have allegedly fled to Haryana and Kashmir fearing deportation, leaving behind...

Rushanara Ali: British MPs must pile more pressure on Burma to end the shameful violence against the Rohingya

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On Wednesday morning, the United Nations’ human rights office published their latest report into the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Based on 65 interviews with individuals and groups who had recently fled Rakhine State and crossed the boarder to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, the report makes for uncomfortable reading. “Brutal attacks against Rohingya” have been “well-organised, coordinated and systematic,”...

Bangladesh – Rohingya Response Operation Overview, Annual Overview – 2018

During the course of 2018, The Logistics Sector Service has handled a total of 21,097m3 of cargo for 23 organisations. The Logistics Sector facilitated five training sessions during the year training over 80 people representing 13 humanitarian organizations. As part of the Cyclone Response Planning for Cox’s Bazar, the Logistics Sector developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for preparing stored relief items...

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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...
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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...