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Tales of Mothers: From Rohingya Refugee Camp with Love

Tales of Mothers: From Rohingya Refugee Camp with Love

“Would you like to have your antenatal check-ups here?” – A woman in a grey head scarf grinned at me, noticing that I was pregnant. “That would be great!” I responded to her mischievous smile and we both giggled. All of a sudden, I felt a bit more cheerful. At least, there was still a …

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Rohingya Muslims: 'We Are Citizens Too'

The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar, most of whom live in Rakhine state, and have their own language and culture Despite living in Myanmar for generations, they are not recognized as citizens or counted in the census. Fleeing tortures and persecutions two years ago, tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims held demonstrations …

Blockchain for Stateless Rohingya

Blockchain Digital Plan Brings Hope to the Stateless Rohingya

Imagine if tomorrow, someone took away your social security number, your passport and your driver’s license. If you had no official identity, how would you go to school or go to the doctor? What would you do to survive in your desperation? This is precisely the dilemma over three million Rohingya face worldwide. Who are …

Winter Warm up Drive for Rohingya Refugees

Winter Warm up Drive for Rohingya Refugees

They left everything behind and came to Bangladesh with nothing except the clothes on their backs. Now most of the Rohingya people sleep on the floor in poorly constructed bamboo structures with nothing to protect them from the cold at night. January and February are Bangladesh’s coldest months with nighttime temperatures falling as low as …

No Home for Muslim Orphans in Northern Myanmar - About Islam

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 - About Islam

‘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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 …



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