Rohingya

Myanmar Is Planting Landmines On The Path Refugees Are Using To Escape, Amnesty International Says

Myanmar's security forces have planted land mines along the country's border with Bangladesh as hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees flee the …

Amnesty International

Exclusive: Citing lack of progress, secretary to Myanmar's Rohingya panel quits

YANGON (Reuters) - The Thai secretary to an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis quit his post, dealing another blow to the credibility of a body meant to demonstrate the government's commitment to resolving the issue.<p>Explaining his decision Kobsak Chutikul, a …

Human Rights

Rohingya Report More Violence, Persecution in Myanmar: UN Investigators

<b>Geneva.</b> Muslim Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh say violence, including torture, persists against them in Myanmar and the overall environment …

Human Rights

Apple Announces Winners of the 11th Annual iPhone Photography Awards

- Jul 20, 2018<p>The winners of the 11th annual iPhone Photography Awards have been announced. The winners were selected from thousands of entries from …

Apple

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible

Photo by Foreign and Commonwealth Office | CC BY 2.0“In my four years as High Commissioner, I have heard many preposterous claims. That claim is …

Human Rights

FIFA World Cup fever still raging in Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee camps

The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world's largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter …

India News

Rights group details lead-up to Myanmar attacks on Rohingya

The Rohingya face official and social discrimination in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, which denies most of them citizenship and basic rights …

Activism

Thailand is considering giving citizenship to four stateless members of the Thai soccer team who were trapped in a cave

• <b>Four members of the soccer team that were rescued from a Thai cave are being considered for Thai citizenship.</b>• <b><br>Three of the boys and their 25-year-old</b> …

Thailand

Myanmar authorities planned genocide against Rohingya, rights group claims

Authorities in Myanmar made preparations for attacks against the Rohingya with “genocidal intent” in the weeks before last year’s purge, a rights watchdog has claimed.<p>A report by Fortify Rights, a Bangkok-based organisation, alleges that officials carefully planned a systematic assault on the …

Activism

Myanmar joins International Solar Alliance

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar on Thursday joined the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA), becoming the 68th member of the grouping …

International Solar Alliance

Rohingya rights violations continue in Myanmar: UN

Dhaka, July 19 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Council said on Thursday that the continuing influx of Rohingya refugees in neighbouring Bangladesh showed …

Human Rights

Heartbreaking Photos Show Rohingya Women Waiting Literally In The Dark For Food

Nicole Tung for BuzzFeed News<p>Kulsuma, 30, embraces her son while waiting by the side of the road for food and cash distributions near the Balukhali …

Salvation Army

Pompeo to VOA: China on Wrong Side of Religious Freedom

Days ahead of the first-ever ministerial talks hosted by the State Department to advance religious freedom around the world, U.S. Secretary of State …

U.S. Dept. of State

ICC ‘must deal with Rohingya genocide’ - The Nation

The Fortify Rights report specifically identifies 22 military and police officials who it says were responsible for overseeing the crackdown.<p>The …

Human Rights

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2018<br>Winning Photographs<p>Jashim Salam<p>Bangladesh<br>Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year<p><b>Displaced</b><p><i>“</i>Rohingya children watching an awareness film about …

Photography

As Human Rights Deteriorate In Myanmar, U.S. Leadership Is Lacking

Over the last two weeks, I have traveled to Myanmar and Bangladesh. This was my first visit back to Myanmar in more than five years. And while I am a chronic optimist, my visit offered grim confirmation of the dramatic deterioration of conditions in the country, especially for the Rohingya ethnic …

Human Rights

The unique makeup of Rohingya Muslim girls and women in Bangladesh

<b>Reuters photographer Clodagh Kilcoyne has created a series of portraits of Rohingya Muslim girls and women in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, capturing their striking traditional makeup.</b><p>More than 700,000 Rohingya people have fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in the northern …

World News

Rohingya about to become the wretched of the earth: UN migration chief

The UN migration chief warns that the almost one million Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh are in peril.

United Nations

Rohingya want to return to Myanmar as citizens: UN

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) -<p>Myanmar's Rohingya refugees have told a UN envoy who visited their camp in Bangladesh this week that they will return home if it is safe and if they are granted citizenship rights, a UN statement said Tuesday.<p>UN envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, …

United Nations

Rohingya Refugees: Dreaded Monsoon Hits Camp – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas<p>Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas. Live from New York, bringing viewers the latest in business and finance, providing unique …

Bloomberg Markets

What's the connection between Buddhism and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar? - Lion's Roar

How have Buddhists become implicated in one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world? Randy Rosenthal looks through history to understand how a …

Asia

The world ‘must rally’ to support one million Rohingya refugees, UN Migration chief says

He said that the refugee families from the mainly-Muslim minority group who had fled their homes since last August across the Myanmar border, were …

Human Rights

Call the crimes against the Rohingya what they are: Genocide

U.N. Secretary General António Guterres was right in his July 11 op-ed, “The chilling stories of the Rohingya,” to indict the international community for failing the Rohingya. His plea for more concerted international action could not be more timely or necessary. However, his appeal did not go as …

Opinion

Three Rohingya from same family killed by Bangladesh truck

DHAKA (Reuters) - A truck overturned in a Bangladeshi refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar on Monday, killing at least four refugees, three from the same family, police said.<p>The accident happened in Cox's Bazar, next to Myanmar, and one of the dead was a month-old baby, police said.<p>A …

World News

Letters connect Myanmar's separated Rohingya families | Reuters.com

Scraps of paper carried between prisons in Myanmar and the camps by the International Committee of the Red Cross are a rare source of hope for families torn apart by the largest and fastest refugee influx in the region in the past twenty years, the refugees say.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View …

Red Cross

Monsoons threaten Rohingya refugees

News

Jailed Reuters Reporter Pleads Innocence in Myanmar Court

One of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar maintained his innocence Monday to charges he broke the country's secrecy laws in reporting on the …

Human Rights

Rohingya Refugees in New Delhi Face Daily Difficulties

For Rohingya refugees living in New Delhi, each day comes with a new set of challenges. A relief camp on a forbidden parcel of land in the eastern …

New Delhi

Looking Back: When Teesta water treaty loomed large on India-Bangladesh ties

Union home minister Rajnath Singh reached Dhaka on Friday for a three-day visit to hold wide-ranging talks with the Bangladesh government on issues …

India

Bangladesh, India discuss terrorism, border issues

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh today held talks on terrorism, border issues and Rohingya …

India