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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 …

Turkish Charity Continues Delivering Aid to Rohingya

Turkish Charity Continues Delivering Aid to Rohingya

Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation, or TDV — a charity with the country’s Religious Affairs Directorate — has donated humanitarian aid worth nearly $1 million to Rohingya Muslims since August 25, when the Myanmar military started a brutal campaign, according to TDV. The aid included food parcels, personal care products, clothing and tents delivered in 17 different …

A Rohignya Kid Is Making Magic With His Kites

This Rohingya Kid Is Making Magic with His Kites

There’s no Xbox or PlayStation for most of the kids in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. But there are kites. In the late afternoon, a steady wind blows over the hills of the Hakimpara refugee camp. Young boys race to a ridge at the top of the settlement to fly homemade kites. Some of …

Why I Became An Aid Worker ?

Why I Became an Aid Worker

Shirin Aktar had her very first, and temporary, contract with UNHCR in 2001, interviewing Rohingya families who fled from Myanmar. She came on board full-time in 2007, and has since also worked with Rohingya refugees in Thailand in addition to her native Bangladesh. Helping them, she says, is a privilege, even though being an aid …

Rohingya Muslims Describe Daily Horror in Burmese Capital

YANGON – Day after day, Rohingya Muslims in Yangon witness vanishing freedoms and opportunities, as well as rising persecution and hatred from their Buddhist neighbors and friends. Fear filled the air in the city, the capital of Burma, after the Burmese military’s operation in Rakhine state in the west of the country in which complete …



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