Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women

MINORITY. Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, who tried to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence, are kept under watch by Bangladeshi security officials in Teknaf on December 25, 2016. AFP file photo Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have intercepted 34 boats carrying some 340 Rohingyas at border points near Cox's Bazar. / AFP PHOTO / STR
UN envoy Many of these atrocities 'could be crimes against humanity,' says UN envoy Pramila Patten DHAKA, Bangladesh – Myanmar soldiers "systematically targeted" Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, a United Nations (UN) special...

APEC/ASEAN: Prioritize Rohingya Crisis

Security officers gather before a ceremony for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, November 5, 2017. © 2017 Reuters
Address Deteriorating Rights Situations in Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia Security officers gather before a ceremony for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, November 5, 2017. (New York) – World leaders meeting for summits in Asia on November 10-14, 2017, should address Burma’s...

One-third of Rohingya refugee families in Bangladesh vulnerable, UN agency finds

Staff from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees interview Rohingyas at a UNHCR transit center in Bangladesh. Photo: UNHCR/Roger Arnold
7 November 2017 – The innovative data collection technology employed by the United Nations refugee agency for the first stage of Rohingya family counting in Bangladesh has revealed a worrying statistic: one-third of the refugee population is vulnerable. “In an innovative and revealing family counting...

Security Council Presidential Statement Calls on Myanmar to End Excessive Military Force, Intercommunal Violence in Rakhine State

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Permanent Representative Says Text Places Undue Political Pressure on Government Calling on the Myanmar Government to end the excessive military force and intercommunal violence that had devastated the Rohingya community in Rakhine State, the Security Council this afternoon urged the implementation of agreed‑upon mechanisms to...

World failing Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, top Red Cross official says

IFRC chief Elhadj As Sy says humanitarian crisis is unprecedented and calls on all leaders to take situation seriously
A top Red Cross official has described the humanitarian crisis affecting Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims as unprecedented and said the world was failing in its response. Speaking to the Guardian on a visit to the rapidly expanding refugee camps in the Bangladeshi port town of Cox’s...

Rohingya girls under 10 raped while fleeing Myanmar, charity says

Rohingya children in Cox’s Bazar, across the border from Myanmar in Bangladesh. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA
Médecins Sans Frontières says more than half the girls it has treated after sexual assaults are under 18 Rohingya children, some of them under 10 years old, are receiving treatment for rape in camps on the Bangladesh border, according to medics who say that young...

Doctors say they have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with sexual violence

Newly arrived Rohingya refugees board a boat as they transfer to a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
Rohingya crisis: Burmese soldiers are raping and murdering Muslims today, warns UN Burmese soldiers are continuing to rape and murder Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state, according to the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights. Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein told the US National Public Radio that...

‘My World Is Finished’: Rohingya Targeted in Crimes against Humanity in Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: Refugees tell of 'house by house' killings
More than 530,000 Rohingya men, women and children have fled northern Rakhine State in terror in a matter of weeks amid the Myanmar security forces’ targeted campaign of widespread and systematic murder, rape and burning, Amnesty International said today in its most detailed analysis...

288 Villages, Tens of Thousands of Structures Torched

Human Rights Watch (press release)
Burma: New Satellite Images Confirm Mass Destruction Complete destruction of Rohingya villages in close proximity to intact Rakhine village, Maungdaw township, recorded on 21 September 2017. © 2017 Human Rights Watch (New York) – Newly released satellite images reveal that at least 288 villages were partially...

Five days on the Arakan road

It is heart-breaking to see innocent children suffer REUTERS
Ten days have passed since I got back from the temporary refugee camps in Kutupalong and Balukhali, but I still find it difficult to eat. Whenever I sit at the dining table, I see the hungry, desperate faces of the Rohingya. I see the faces of...

Crimes against Humanity by Burmese Security Forces Against the Rohingya Muslim

Human Rights Watch (press release)
Population in Northern Rakhine State since August 25, 2017 Crimes against Humanity Human Rights Watch has found that serious violations committed by members of Burma’s state security forces against the Rohingya Muslim population in northern Rakhine State since August 25, 2017, amount to crimes against humanity...

Rohingya crisis: UN reports drop in arrivals in Bangladesh

More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August
UN agencies in Bangladesh say there has been a notable drop over the past two days in the number of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. But a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told the BBC it was "too soon to say...

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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...