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Volunteers and MP Louis Ng launched public exhibition revealing the story of Rohingya
A public exhibition organised by Singapore’s first volunteer advocacy group for refugees showcased the little-known story of Rohingya refugees rescued by Acehnese fishermen. It was launched by Member of Parliament Louis Ng and lasted till 14th April at the National Library Plaza. The N(ONE exhibition documents photos and stories of the Rohingya refugees after they were rescued by Acehnese fishermen...
Bangladesh forms committees to identify Myanmar Rohingyas and prevent influx
The government has formed four committees to identify the Rohingyas and stop further influx from Myanmar. The Cabinet Division issued the order forming the committees in Chittagong division and Cox's Bazar, Chittagong and Bandarban districts recently. The division took the decision to form committees also in all the districts, Upazilas, municipalities, wards and unions within a 'limited scope' in a meeting...
Indonesia's president
Indonesia's president traveled to a Jakarta port Thursday to inspect a cargo of aid before it was shipped to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine State. The cargo -- destined for both Rohingya Muslim and Buddhist communities -- was organized after a Dec. 19 regional meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers that followed global complaints that a military...
The world is reacting with horror to the massacre of Rohingyas in Rakhine State, but Suu Kyi and her government continue to turn a blind eye to what increasingly appears like a genocide. Protesters hold signs during a demonstration against what organisers say is the crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, November...
Ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees shout slogans during a gathering in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 4, 2016, protesting the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. - AFP
YANGON: Myanmar has banned workers from going to Muslim-majority Malaysia as relations sour between the neighbours over a military crackdown on the Buddhist country's Rohingya minority. The move came after Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak lashed out at Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi for allowing "genocide" on her watch, during a rally on Sunday in...
The Asean Ulama & NGOs Declaration on The Myanmar Geniocide of Rohingya
We the delegates in the emergency meeting of Muslims scholars and NGO activists in the Asean region and beyond, on the 29th November 2016, after deliberating the issues and plight of the oppressed Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar conclude the following decisions : 1. In light of the past and current and continuation of oppression against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar...
Bangladeshi activists protest
The Bangladeshi government, anticipating further influx of Rohingya Muslims, has ordered its border and coast guards and local administration to heighten their vigilance along its border with Myanmar. After a high-level meeting, Bangladeshi Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told journalists Sunday that "We've asked to step up patrols along our border with Myanmar." He said the paramilitary force Border Guard of Bangladesh...
JEDDAH: More than 1,100 Rohingya families displaced from their homes in Myanmar received food aid from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) during the month of Ramadan, the Jeddah-based group said on Sunday. In a press statement, the OIC said it had distributed more than 550 bags of rice (50kg each) through the non-government organization HUMANiTi Malaysia during the month...
No more: Security personnel push a stranded Sri Lankan boat off the shore using a backhoe before towing it out to sea at Lhoknga Beach, Aceh, on Monday. After providing humanitarian aid, local authorities tried to turn away the boat, which was carrying 44 Sri Lankan asylum seekers.(JP/Hotli Simanjuntak)(JP/Hotli Simanjuntak) No more: Security personnel push a stranded Sri Lankan boat...
Several international organizations have recently warned of a genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar
Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. Did you notice the media forgot all about another story’s basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page. After months of monsoon rains, it is sailing season again in the seas south of Myanmar. Six months ago, the plight of...
ROHINGYA. Protestors rally against the Aung San Suu Kyi government's order to refer to the Rohingya as "Muslim communities in Rakhine". Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP ROHINGYA. Protestors rally against the Aung San Suu Kyi government's order to refer to the Rohingya as "Muslim communities in Rakhine". Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's bitterly-divided Rakhine State saw mass protests Sunday,...

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Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

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Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

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Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...