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‘Tied to Trees and Raped’: New UN Report Details Rohingya Horrors

NEW YORK – UN investigators published on September 18 an extensive report detailing  evidence for the accusation of genocide against the Burmese military, which commits an ethnic cleansing against  Rohingya Muslims in Burma since 2012, The Guardian reported. The report from the fact-finding mission presented to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), read: “Myanmar’s [Burmese] …

Rohingya Refugees in India Help Flood Victims

DELHI – Experiencing the fight for life in their country, Rohingya football players of Shine Star FC at refugee camps in Delhi, India, have extended their hands to help flood victims in the south Indian state of Kerala, Anadolu Agency reported on September 3. “Though our camp is in Delhi we receive a lot of …

UN: Burma Generals Must Face Justice for Rohingya Genocide

GENEVA – The UN on Monday called for an investigation and prosecution of Burma’s top military officials for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes against Rohingya Muslims. “The crimes in Rakhine State, and the manner in which they were perpetrated are similar in nature, gravity and scope to those that have allowed genocidal intent …

A Year on, Rohingya Muslims Are Still Bleeding

One year back, around 9,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed by Myanmar’s security forces in a bloody crackdown in the western Rakhine state. The violence led hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee the Buddhist-majority country to neighboring Bangladesh to save their lives. “The world thinks that it’s not as big as it is, but what’s …

Rohingya Muslims Mark Somber `Eid Away from Home

KUTUPALONG, BANGLADESH— Living in sprawling camps in Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees marked a somber `Eid Al-Adha on Wednesday, praying for better lives and a return to their homes. “We could not pray during `Eid in my village for years, we had to pray secretly,” said refugee Nurul Alam, The Star reported. “I …

Rohingya Refugees Stuck In No-Man’s Land

Rohingya Refugees Stuck in No-Man’s Land

This is where about 4,600 displaced Rohingya spend their day to day lives. The camp is located in no-man’s land on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, known to the locals as zero point. Rohingya in no-man’s land We went to no-man’s land near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. Here’s what we saw. Posted by Al Jazeera English on Sunday, 5 August …

Rohingya Refugee Camps Flooded After Monsoon Rains

Rohingya Refugee Camps Flooded by Monsoon Rains

Life is already tough for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; now heavy monsoon rains have worsened their living conditions. At least 28 inches of rain have fallen in Cox’sbazar since July 25. The rainfall caused at least 21 landslides, more than 200 makeshift homes have been destroyed and 200,00 Rohingya refugees are threatened by the heavy …

This Elderly Rohingya Woman Was Forced out of Her Home Three Times

This Elderly Rohingya Woman Was Forced Out of Her Home Three Times

90-year-old SheGul Zahar fled Myanmar in August 2017 after her village was burnt down. Now she lives in a makeshift shelter in Bangladesh. Gul was forced to flee her country in 1978 and again in 1991. This is her third time as a refugee! Rohingya Muslims have endured decades of repression in Myanmar. Four generations of Gul’s family …

Before They Back Home, The Rohingya Have Some Demands

Before They Go Back Home, The Rohingyas Have Some Demands

Last August, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled their native Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh, escaping a brutal campaign of murder, repression and rape by Myanmar’s military and militant Buddhist groups. Now the Rohingya are waiting for the political deal that will allow a return to their homeland in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. But will it happen? More than 1.2 …

Bangladeshi Farmers Shelter Rohingya Refugees

Bangladeshi Farmers Shelter Rohingya Refugees

A few years ago, rising sea levels and land erosion forced Bangladeshi farmer Mohammed Karim to abandon his family’s smallholding on Saint Martin’s Island and start over on the mainland. As thousands of Rohingya refugees  streamed into the Kutupalong area from Myanmar last September, he did not hesitate when a group of exhausted families asked …



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