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No Home for Muslim Orphans in Northern Myanmar

The Muslim community could not repair or rebuild a damaged orphanage, as local authorities transferred the ownership rights to a nearby primary school Muslim religious buildings and shops were burned downed in Lashio of restive Shan state by a mob of Buddhist rioters in 2013. LASHIO, Myanmar –  Rohingya Muslims are concerned that orphans have …

‘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] …

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 …

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 …

Muslim World League Launches Rohingya Refugee Center

JEDDAH – The Secretary General of the Muslim World League (MWL), Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, inaugurated on Sunday, July 29, the ‘Integrated Services Center’ for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. “All this is aimed at achieving a qualitative shift in the relief work for the Rohingya refugees who live in difficult conditions in unsuitable …

UN Chief Calls for Global Stand Up for Rohingya

UN Chief Calls for Global Support for Rohingya

COX’S BAZAR – In visiting the sprawling refugee camps of persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, described what he saw as “heart-breaking” “The hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled from Myanmar to escape violence have been victims of one of the most tragic stories of the violation of …

New Thai Law Threatens Rohingya Refugees

New Thai Law Threatens Rohingya Refugees

YANGON — Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims who fled to Thailand are facing prosecution after a new law on undocumented workers was introduced at the Thai parliament this week, Frontier Myanmar reported on June 27. Rohingya are citizens of Myanmar denied by the government to have the documentation required for legalizing their status. The new law reads that …

Rohingyas Face Difficult Ramadan in Refugee Camps

PALANG KHALI — As a 12-year-old Rohingya refugee, MD Hashim dreamed of Ramadan back in his own village, with fish to break the day’s fast, gifts from his family, and relaxing beneath the trees before evening prayers at the mosque. But for Hashim and thousands of Rohingya refugees now living in squalor in Bangladesh and …

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 …



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