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Mr Johnson noted that the conditions in Rakhine, the province of Myanmar where the refugees had been driven from by security forces, were still “not conducive to safe returns. The authorities need to demonstrate that they are serious about the safety and security of the Rohingya. A credible independent ...
For generations, Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state have struggled for citizenship and rights. But the Buddhist-majority population and government do not recognize Rohingya as an ethnic minority. Instead, they are called “Bengalis” and considered illegal migrants from neighboring ...

LONDON: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday more international pressure was needed on Myanmar to take back Muslim Rohingya refugees. "The international community needs to put more pressure on Myanmar so that they take back their own people and ensure their security," ...
Since August, more than half a million Rohingya have fled their homes in Myanmar following waves of persecution and violence. On Saturday, the first Rohingya family was repatriated to Myanmar. The Rohingya people are a minority ethnic group in Myanmar. They're not officially considered citizens of any ...
An advance copy of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' report to the Security Council, obtained today by The Associated Press, says international medical staff and others in Bangladesh have documented that many of the almost 7,00,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled from Myanmar "bear the physical and ...
As Abdullah explains the curriculum to me, he is joined by Janatullah, also 18 and a Rohingya refugee. Janatullah appears restless and angry - he was unable to attend his matriculation exam because of the violence that broke out in Myanmar's Rakhine state in August 2017. "I would have appeared for the ...

I found out then I was not eligible for any government job or service in Myanmar. In 2011, I joined a distance education program at Sittwe University and specialized in English, but in 2012 anti-Muslim riots spread across Rakhine State. Tens of thousands of Rohingya were displaced and many died, but to ...
YANGON – Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to “10 years in prison with hard labor in a remote area” for participating in a massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslim men in a village in northwestern Rakhine state last September, the army said on Tuesday. The military said in a statement published on ...
Mrauk U, Myanmar (AFP) - By the twisted standards of Myanmar's Rakhine state, Abdullah is one of its more fortunate Rohingya residents. The 34-year-old is alive, his village is intact and he is able to make a living - albeit a meagre one - in his homeland as a farmer. Abdullah's Rohingya Muslim minority ...
Hate speech exploded on Facebook at the start of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar last year, analysis has revealed, with experts blaming the social ... to a visit by the UN security council after months of resistance, but it remains unclear whether ambassadors will be allowed to go to Rakhine state, the body's ...
But behind their makeshift homes, there's a razor-sharp fence, and behind that, watchful members of the Myanmar Border Police. Dil Mohammed looks through that fence every day hoping that soon he will be allowed to go back to his village on the other side of the barrier in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
We believe India would continue its support in the coming days as well to maintain the momentum of the international pressure for securing the rights of these displaced people in Myanmar," he said while giving a talk on "Current trends of the Indo-Bangladesh relationship" at the Mumbai Press Club.
Following intense engagement and continuous global pressures, Myanmar last week entered an agreement with Bangladesh to repatriate, in phases, the Rohingyas who took refuge there, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali said on Tuesday. “We need to sustain the ongoing ...
They don't want non-citizens to come back to this country,” he said, expressing a view shared by much of Myanmar's population that the Rohingya are not one of Myanmar's “official races.” Unrest affects the economy. At the market in downtown Sittwe, the Rakhine State capital, vegetable seller Daw Hla ...
The government's disenfranchising of those whom Assam now says are foreigners could trigger a crisis like that facing the Rohingya in Myanmar. That crisis erupted after Rakhine state disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of Muslims through a new citizenship law that took effect in 1982.
Violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar's north-western Rakhine state has generated a massive influx of refugees to Bangladesh that will test bilateral relations. Between August and November 2017, the Myanmar military's 'clearance operations' forced more than 622,000 Rohingya to cross the border ...
This move towards repatriation will barely make a dent in the 700,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees currently living in camps in Bangladesh after fleeing a violent and targeted campaign by the Burmese military in Rakhine state which began in August 2017 and destroyed their homes and left thousands dead.

Myanmar's army has been accused of murder, raping women and girls and burning Rohingya villages during the military operation in August 2017, which has led over 680,000 people to flee. The exodus of Rohingyas from Rakhine comes after at least 70,000 Rohingyas fled the same area amid alleged ...
This week, Amnesty International revealed how Myanmar is militarizing northern Rakhine State – until recently home to the majority of Rohingya – by building bases for security forces on torched Rohingya villages. The summit is taking place just weeks after media reports exposed that Australia is planning ...
Myanmar is building military bases over flattened Rohingya villages, an international rights group said. Security forces have bulldozed houses and started constructing at least three new security facilities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state, said Amnesty International's Remaking Rakhine State report, ...
“Everything is done through Facebook in Myanmar,” Ms Lee said in Geneva yesterday, using the alternative name for Burma. “It was used to convey public messages but we know that the ultra-nationalist Buddhists … are really inciting a lot of violence and a lot of hatred against the Rohingya or other ethnic ...
"The scorched-earth campaign carried out by the Myanmar security forces since August 2017 against the Rohingya population was predictable and preventable," Dieng said in a ... About 700,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh, but several hundred thousand remain in northern Rakhine state.
More than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state into Bangladesh since insurgent attacks sparked a security crackdown last August. Many have provided harrowing testimonies of murders and rapes by Myanmar security forces. The UN human rights chief said last week he strongly ...
Rohingya crisis in Myanmar (formerly Burma) contains a long historical tail. According to a group of historians, the Rohingya, a group of people of South Asian origin, resided in an independent kingdom in Arakan, now known as Rakhine state, in western Myanmar (the then Burma) since the8th century.
This week, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum made the painful decision to rescind its 2012 Elie Wiesel Award. It was awarded to Myanmar's civilian leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for her commitment to our vision of a world where citizens and leaders confront hate, prevent genocide and ...
About 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar and crossed the border into Bangladesh since 25 August last year when renewed violence broke out in northern Rakhine state. They joined more than 300,000 Rohingya already in the country. Mohammed and Biplop, who were among the new arrivals, are now ...
The Rohingya, an ethnic Muslim minority who have been targeted by pogroms in Myanmar, are suffering through another lethal strategy: the denial of healthcare, food and ... And one of the problems is that the old political split in Burma was between the military and democracy – that has changed. So now ...
More than 700,000 Rohingya live in camps on the Bangladesh border of Myanmar after fleeing a campaign of violence by the military across Rahkine state. Many of their homes ... “The first reason is that Burma will only take a few and secondly is that the refugees will never return if they fear persecution.”.
His comments come as Myanmar's military published a lengthy response to widespread allegations over its campaign in Rakhine and said its ... Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine into Bangladesh since insurgent attacks sparked a security crackdown in August, joining 200,000 refugees from a ...
A burned out village in northern Rakhine, an area of Myanmar populated by the Rohingya minority group. ... Burma's national security adviser, U Thaung Tun, dismissed reports of the Rohingya crisis as “merely subjective and emotionally charged accounts of the media,” and emphatically denied any form of ...
On Thursday, a large number of Myanmar soldiers appeared at the border fence. Bangladesh has summoned the Myanmar ambassador over the situation. Rohingya refugees fled their homes in Rakhine late last year, amid what the Myanmar government said was a military crackdown on militant groups.
In January the same committee produced a damning report on the treatment of the Rohingyas, highlighting evidence of sexual violence during the military ... MPs had been due to visit health and education projects in Rakhine state, home to the Rohingya minority, and in the Magway region of central Burma.
In it, they urge the Rohingya to leave, saying the land they are on is under their jurisdiction and threatening them with prosecution if they remain. Last week Bangladesh and Myanmar officials visited the camp and urged the refugees to return to Rakhine. But community leaders have said they won't go back ...
Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since last August following a military crackdown in Rakhine state that has been likened to ethnic cleansing by the US and the UN, but which has been applauded by Myanmar nationalists online. A Facebook spokesperson told AFP late Monday (Feb 26) ...
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are living day-to-day, six months on since the start of a brutal crackdown by the Myanmar military. The United Nations has condemned the atrocities, calling them a textbook case of ethnic cleansing. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have crossed the border into Bangladesh since ...
Kalam, the Bangladeshi commissioner, said the people trapped in no man's land would be moved as part of a United Nations-supported repatriation effort to return the Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar, though no timeline was given. The UN estimates there are roughly 5,300 people stranded between ...
In less than half a year, around 700,000 Rohingya escaped attacks in their home state, Rakhine, and what the international community has called ethnic cleansing by Myanmar's security forces. The Myanmar government insists it is committed to the repatriation of those Rohingya who can prove they ...
For the 41-year-old Rohingya man, it was a surreal moment. He was born and raised in Yangon, Myanmar's biggest city and far from the western state of Rakhine, where bloody military operations that followed Rohingya militant attacks in August have driven nearly 700,000 Rohingya into refugee camps in ...
Myanmar has repeatedly denied reports implicating soldiers in widespread abuses of Rohingya civilians, particularly in Maungdaw, a border district in western Rakhine State. Although the Myanmar government had allowed some groups to access the district, it was “in a short-term and unpredictable ...
Myanmar's government is being accused of deliberately destroying evidence of possible "crimes against humanity" against the Rohingya minority. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, says the Rohingya are being starved to death after a violent military crackdown, mass ...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the safety of a group of vulnerable Rohingya women, men and children from Myanmar, who have been ... Nearly 700,000 refugees have now sought refuge in the country since violence broke out in the northern part of Myanmar's Rakhine State in late ...
Aung Zaw Win is one of the most prominent Rohingya businessmen in Myanmar, with a vast property empire which includes hotels in Yangon and and Naypyidaw, as well as numerous construction companies. He was also MP for Maungdaw in Rahkine until 2015. Mark Farmaner, director of Burma ...
Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to erase dozens of villages in Rakhine state in a vast operation that rights groups say is destroying evidence of mass atrocities against the ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority. Satellite images released by Colorado-based DigitalGlobe on Friday show the empty ...
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are living day-to-day, six months on since the start of a brutal crackdown by the Myanmar military. The United Nations has condemned the atrocities, calling them a textbook case of ethnic cleansing. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have crossed the border into Bangladesh since ...
... an account belonging to Myanmar's notorious firebrand monk Wirathu. The Buddhist monk, who self-styles himself the “Burmese bin Laden,” has for years used his social media perch to disseminate anti-Muslim hate speech, jingoistic sermons and virulent rumors about the stateless Rohingya minority.
Nearly 700,000 Rohingyas fled into Bangladesh since Aug 25 last year when the Myanmar Army launched a crackdown on the ethnic group in response to insurgent attacks on security forces in Rakhine. Bangladesh was already sheltered for around 400,000 Rohingyas who fled decades of persecution in ...
Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since last August following a military crackdown in Rakhine state that has been likened to ethnic cleansing by the US and the UN, but which has been applauded by Myanmar nationalists online. A Facebook spokesperson told AFP late Monday (Feb 26) ...
Except for the arms embargo, the bloc suspended all restrictive measures in place against Myanmar in 2012 as a gesture of support for the country's transition from military rule to democracy in recent years. However, the EU has been one of the most vocal critics of the crackdown in Rakhine state, which ...
Myanmar's brand as a “frontier” destination for Western investment took a knock earlier this month with the exit of a disgruntled U.S. law firm, while doubts grow over the government's ability to implement business-friendly reforms. Some analysts say the crisis in Rakhine State is taking an economic toll and ...
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are living day-to-day, six months on since the start of a brutal crackdown by the Myanmar military. The United Nations has condemned the atrocities, calling them a textbook case of ethnic cleansing. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have crossed the border into Bangladesh since ...


 

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