Mental health - the lasting scars of crisis

Mental scars from conflict and crises may linger for years, holding back the recovery of individuals and whole communities. */ The World Health Organisation estimates that about one in five of those who lived in conflict-affected areas developed depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, or post-traumatic stress disorder. A study in The Lancet last month arrived at the new figures from a review of 129 published papers. Mental health conditions like
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Dutch House of Reps adopts Resolution for Rohingya

HAGUE, the Netherlands: The Dutch House of Representatives, the lower house of parliament, on Thursday adopted a motion asking the government to investigate Burma’s genocide… The post Dutch House of Reps adopts Resolution for Rohingya appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya Elsewhere, Arakan, Burma |

UN official likens Rohingya living conditions to Nazi concentration camps

Thousands of Rohingya remaining in Myanmar are denied basic freedoms and forced to live in ‘urban ghettos’, says investigator Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya muslims in Myanmar are living in concentration camps and urban ghettos like those in Nazi-occupied Europe, a UN investigator has said. Christopher Sidoti, a member of the UN fact-finding mission into crimes against the Rohingya that last year accused Myanmar’s military of genocide, warned the crisis is far from over for the persecuted minority.
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To dodge trade war, Chinese exporters shift production to low-cost nations

Author:  Reuters ID:  Thu, 2019-06-27 04:30 GUANGZHOU, China/YANGON, Myanmar: Pressured by a labor crunch and rising wages in China, Shu Ke’an, whose company supplies bulletproof vests, rifle bags and other tactical gear to the United States, first considered shifting some production to Southeast Asia a few years ago, but nothing came of it. When trade
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Malaysia calls for justice over Rohingya crisis

Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah called for justice to be brought to the perpetrators of the Rohingya crisis in Burma as Southeast Asian… The post Malaysia calls for justice over Rohingya crisis appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Malaysia, Arakan, Burma |

Rohingya Observes World Refugee Day: Justice & Safe Repatriation Demanded

By Rohingya Vision TV Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees demanded justice and safe repatriation, with the hope of returning soon to their homeland on this… The post Rohingya Observes World Refugee Day: Justice & Safe Repatriation Demanded appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Burma |

Rohingya Observes World Refugee Day: Justice & Safe Repatriation Demanded

By Rohingya Vision TV Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees demanded justice and safe repatriation, with the hope of returning soon to their homeland on this… The post Rohingya Observes World Refugee Day: Justice & Safe Repatriation Demanded appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Burma |

Global forced displacement tops 70 million: UNHCR

The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million globally last year, the highest number in the UN refugee agency’s almost 70 years of operations. UNHCR’s Global Trends report found that 70.8 million children, women and men were forcibly displaced at the close of 2018. This is twice as many people as 20 years ago, 2.3 million more than the previous year, and is greater than the population of Thailand. According to the report released on Wednesday,
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UN report condemns its conduct in Myanmar as systemic failure

Exclusive: ‘Serious errors’ found in agencies’ approach to Rohingya crisis in Rakhine A damning report by the UN on its own conduct in Myanmar has condemned the organisation’s “obviously dysfunctional performance” over the past decade and concluded there was a systemic failure. The report, seen by the Guardian before publication, was commissioned by the secretary general , António Guterres, after accusations that the UN system ignored warning signs of escalating violence before an
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Despite int’l sanctions, Myanmar officials attend Tel Aviv weapons expo

Israel continues to supply arms and training to the regime in Myanmar, despite its genocide against the Rohingya people. Representatives of Myanmar’s military attended Israel’s largest, government-supported security and weapons conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. The officials arrived at the Tel Aviv Expo Center for the International Defense, HLS & Cyber Expo, known as ISDEF, […] The post Despite int’l sanctions, Myanmar officials attend Tel Aviv weapons expo appeared first on +972 Magazine .
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Dozens Injured & 2 killed at AA and Burmese Military’s Continuous war

Mambra, Arakan: Dozens of Rohingya injured and two killed in a village at Mambra Township yesterday (2nd June 2019), reports a local. The ongoing fight… The post Dozens Injured & 2 killed at AA and Burmese Military’s Continuous war appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Burma |

Dozens Injured & 2 killed at AA and Burmese Military’s Continuous war

Mambra, Arakan: Dozens of Rohingya injured and two killed in a village at Mambra Township yesterday (2nd June 2019), reports a local. The ongoing fight… The post Dozens Injured & 2 killed at AA and Burmese Military’s Continuous war appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Burma |

Myanmar: The Real Reason Behind 2012-13 Anti-Muslim Violence

By Aman Ullah In June 2012, in the aftermath of the alleged rape and murder of a Rakhine woman by few members of the Rohingya… The post Myanmar: The Real Reason Behind 2012-13 Anti-Muslim Violence appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Analysis, anti-muslim violence, Rohingya |

Breaking News: Battle of Burmese Army & Arakan Army once again Traps Rohingya in Kyauktaw

By Rohingya Vision TV Kyauktaw, Arakan: The continuous war between Arakan Army (AA) and Burmese Military has trapped Rohingya civilians in a village of Kyauktaw… The post Breaking News: Battle of Burmese Army & Arakan Army once again Traps Rohingya in Kyauktaw appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Arakan Army |

Breaking News: Battle of Burmese Army & Arakan Army once again Traps Rohingya in Kyauktaw

By Rohingya Vision TV Kyauktaw, Arakan: The continuous war between Arakan Army (AA) and Burmese Military has trapped Rohingya civilians in a village of Kyauktaw… The post Breaking News: Battle of Burmese Army & Arakan Army once again Traps Rohingya in Kyauktaw appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Arakan Army |

General Ne Win and 1982 Citizenship Law

By Aman Ullah In 1962, General Ne Win led a coup d’état and established a nominally socialist military government that sought to follow the “Burmese… The post General Ne Win and 1982 Citizenship Law appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Arakanese Pens, 1982 Law, Genocide |

General Ne Win and 1982 Citizenship Law

By Aman Ullah In 1962, General Ne Win led a coup d’état and established a nominally socialist military government that sought to follow the “Burmese… The post General Ne Win and 1982 Citizenship Law appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Arakanese Pens, 1982 Law, Genocide |

Myanmar army chief's Twitter account suspended over anti-Rohingya hate speech

Min Aung Hlaing claims his army did not use excessive force when 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in 2017 A Myanmar army general accused of masterminding genocide against the country’s Muslim Rohingya people has had his Twitter account suspended, following complaints about him using the social media platform for hate speech. Min Aung Hlaing, the south-east Asian country’s top ranking general, had his @sgminaunghlaing account taken offline this week. Related: UN tells of
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UN urges worldwide withdrawal of support for Myanmar military

World must ‘cut off money supply’ to commanders accused of war crimes and genocide against Rohingya, say investigators The international community must cut off all support to Myanmar’s military as part of efforts to hold army commanders to account for crimes against humanity and genocide, UN investigators have said following a fact-finding mission in the country. In a statement, the UN said there had been no progress in protecting the Rohingya minority, more than a million of whom have
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Adani deal with Myanmar military-linked company raises human rights alarm

Australian expert worries Queensland coal may help fund armed forces accused of genocide The Adani Group has signed a US$290m commercial deal with a holding company controlled by the Myanmar armed forces, who have been accused by UN investigators of committing genocide and crimes against humanity. The Indian conglomerate behind the controversial Carmichael coal project in north Queensland was granted permission in April to develop a container port in Yangon, on land owned by the Myanmar Economic
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Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are free, but their pardon leaves Myanmar's journalists fearful

A presidential pardon is a frustrating conclusion to this case. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are free. Last year, the two Reuters journalists were imprisoned in Myanmar for reporting on human rights abuses against the Rohingya. This week, they were released under a presidential pardon. The two men, their families, colleagues and free speech activists will rightly celebrate
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Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar, in victory for investigative journalism

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply relieved to learn that, in a victory for press freedom and investigative reporting in Myanmar and throughout the world, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were released from a prison in the Yangon suburb of Insein this morning. The two reporters had spent a total of 511 days far from their families because they dared to investigate a subject that is banned in Myanmar,
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Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of… The post Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Burma Affairs, Genocide, Kyaw Soe OO |

The Sri Lankan government’s social media ban may obscure the truth

By shutting down social media, the government risks preventing Sri Lankans from finding out the truth about what is happening in their fragile democracy.  Sri Lanka has temporarily banned social media and messaging apps in the wake of the coordinated Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels across the country, which is reported to have killed at
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Myanmar court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were accused of breaking Official Secrets Act for reporting on Rohingya crisis The highest court of Myanmar has denied the final appeal of the two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for their reporting on the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, upholding the seven-year prison sentence and dashing the last hope that justice would be served. The swift ruling, by Myanmar’s highest court, was a devastating blow to Wa Lone
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Headlines for April 16, 2019

Flames Engulf Historic Notre-Dame Cathedral as France Vows to Rebuild, Jerusalem: Firefighters Put Out Blaze at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Dems Subpoena Deutsche Bank as They Probe Trump Finances, DOJ: Redacted Mueller Report Will Be Released April 18, Measles on the Rise Around the World, Up 300% from 2018, Man Charged with Hate Crimes over Fires at 3 Black Louisiana Churches, Bernie Sanders Releases Tax Returns in Run-up to 2020, Ex-MA Governor William Weld Enters Race for 2020 GOP Nomination, Trump's Transgender
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Twitter: Tool against Genocide?

by Austin Bodetti The Rohingya, Myanmar’s largest Muslim minority group, have suffered persecution at the hands of the country’s Buddhist-dominated military, the Tatmadaw, for decades. The United Nations has accused the Tatmadaw of waging “genocide” against the Rohingya, whom many… Continue Reading  
| Human Rights, Islam, Austin Bodetti |

A Prize Distribution Ceremony Held in Bangladesh Refugee Camp

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 24th March 2019 Zadimura, Cox’s Bazaar: A prize distribution ceremony was held in a makeshift camp at Cox’s Bazaar… The post A Prize Distribution Ceremony Held in Bangladesh Refugee Camp appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Genocide |

Syrian Refugees Use Precedent Set in Rohingya Case to Try to Bring Government Officials Before the International Criminal Court

“The fact that individuals who are once thought to never have been able to be held accountable are being held accountable or evidence is being collected, I think that is important in and of itself." The post Syrian Refugees Use Precedent Set in Rohingya Case to Try to Bring Government Officials Before the International Criminal Court appeared first on The Intercept .
| Justice, World |

I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts review – youthful counterblast to oppression

A group of refugees from Burma, living in Canada, make a stage show of their traumatic experiences in Yusuf Zine’s deliberately upbeat documentary. The levels… The post I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts review – youthful counterblast to oppression appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Diaspora, Arakan, Rohingya |

I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts review – youthful counterblast to oppression

A group of refugees from Myanmar, living in Canada, make a stage show of their traumatic experiences in Yusuf Zine’s deliberately upbeat documentary The levels of displacement in today’s world are such that it is possible to make a film about the plight of Myanmar’s indigenous Rohingya people without travelling beyond a few snowy blocks in Toronto. Yusuf Zine’s documentary provides a platform for those younger migrants whose parents fled persecution by the Myanmar government to tell their
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Bangladesh: ICC Officials will Visit Rohingya Camps

International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors will visit refugee camps in Bangladesh later this week as part of an examination into a mass exodus of Rohingya… The post Bangladesh: ICC Officials will Visit Rohingya Camps appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Genocide, ICC |

Rohingya lawyer gets US award

Rohingya Lawyer Razia Sultana has been awarded the United States’ International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award for her work with Rohingya refugees. She is among… The post Rohingya lawyer gets US award appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Genocide |

Rohingya Houses Under Fire Once Again in Buthidaung

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 5th March 2019 Buthidaung: Twenty Four Rohingya houses were torched down in a village of Buthidaung township at daylight… The post Rohingya Houses Under Fire Once Again in Buthidaung appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide |

Nigerian challenges, cash aid headaches, and making mental health matter: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN editors give their weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar   New term, old problems for Nigeria’s Buhari   Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari, who won a second presidential term this week, faces a variety of security challenges: a decade-long and resurgent Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast; endemic insecurity in the oil-producing Niger Delta south, and – less reported but often the most
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Nigerian challenges, cash aid headaches, and making mental health matter: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN editors give their weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar   New term, old problems for Nigeria’s Buhari   Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari, who won a second presidential term this week, faces a variety of security challenges: a decade-long and resurgent Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast; endemic insecurity in the oil-producing Niger Delta south, and – less reported but often the
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UN calls for aid for Rohingya refugees as cyclone season looms

EIGHTEEN months have passed since 750,000 Rohingya fled persecution in Burma to live a precarious existence in huge refugee camps over the border in Bangladesh.… The post UN calls for aid for Rohingya refugees as cyclone season looms appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Genocide |

Rohingya crisis: UN investigates its 'dysfunctional' conduct in Myanmar

Exclusive: Inquiry follows claims it ignored warning signs before alleged Rohingya genocide The UN has launched an inquiry into its conduct in Myanmar over the past decade, where it has been accused of ignoring warning signs of escalating violence prior to an alleged genocide of the Rohingya minority. UN sources have confirmed to the Guardian that the initially hesitant UN secretary general, António Guterres, decided to proceed with the investigation after a “build-up in pressure” within the
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The Guardian view on media freedom: it must be defended | Editorial

Killed, jailed and bullied, journalists are under growing pressure worldwide. Brave individuals such as Maria Ressa in the Philippines need our support The arrest in the Philippines of the courageous journalist Maria Ressa , founder and head of the news organisation Rappler, is a disgrace. It is also one she foresaw. Rodrigo Duterte and his supporters have shown little tolerance for anyone attempting to hold him to account, as Rappler has done, in particular over the “war on drugs”
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Assam: Six Rohingya, including 4 minor girls, detained

Six Rohingya, including four minor girls, were detained for not having valid travel documents by police in Assam’s Cachar district on Monday. The group was… The post Assam: Six Rohingya, including 4 minor girls, detained appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in India, India |

Myanmar army shelling villages in Rakhine state, rights group told

Crackdown part of intensifying military action in country’s northern state over past month Myanmar soldiers are shelling villages, detaining civilians and blocking aid as part of a new crackdown in Rakhine state by some of the army units implicated in atrocities against the Rohingya, a rights group says. Villagers and local activists in the northern Myanmar state have told Amnesty International that artillery or mortar shells are being fired in the vicinity of townships and people are returning to
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'Overreacting to failure': Facebook's new Myanmar strategy baffles local activists

As Facebook tries to address its role in spreading hate speech, human rights experts criticize fresh ban of ethnic armed groups Facebook banned four ethnic armed Myanmar-based groups from its site this week, in its latest effort to reckon with its role in the violence in that nation. But the tech giant’s decision is drawing criticism from local civil society and human rights groups who warn that the move appears ill-considered and inconsistent with international law. On Tuesday,
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'Treated like cattle': Angelina Jolie takes aim at Myanmar over Rohingya plight

Hollywood star meets refugees in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district where 740,000 Rohingya have fled since August 2017 Angelina Jolie has shared the stories of rape survivors during a visit to Rohingya refugee camps and said the responsibility to let them return “lies squarely with the government and the authorities in Myanmar”. The envoy for the UN refugee agency said Myanmar must “show genuine commitment” to end violence that has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims into
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Seven Rohingya children detained in Assam, India

Security forces on Sunday detained seven children of Rohingya at a railway station in northern Tripura adjoining Assam, a Railway Protection Force (RPF) official said… The post Seven Rohingya children detained in Assam, India appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in India, Arakan, Genocide |

Breaking News: Rakhines Tortured a Rohingya to Half-Dead in Phauktaw

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 31st January 2019 Phauktaw: An innocent Rohingya was mercilessly beaten to an almost half-dead situation by a group of… The post Breaking News: Rakhines Tortured a Rohingya to Half-Dead in Phauktaw appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Genocide |

What Would John Stuart Mill Do—to Fix Facebook?

Silicon Valley’s liberal branding can seem paradoxical given its political impact. The scandals that accompanied the 2016 election— Cambridge Analytica , Russian interference — revealed that Facebook had contributed to the election of one of the least liberal presidents in history. The company has also been criticized for a host of other sins similarly at odds with Silicon Valley’s liberal technocratic vibe: hijacking attention
| Foreign Affairs, Technology, Silicon Valley |

Mogh Driver Deliberately Hit a Rohingya Women in Kyauktaw

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 26th January 2019 Kyauktaw: A Rohingya woman was hit by a Mogh (Rakhine) driver in a village of Kyauktaw… The post Mogh Driver Deliberately Hit a Rohingya Women in Kyauktaw appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Burma, Genocide |

Indian police arrest Rohingya group stuck at Bangladesh border

Agartala, India – Police in India’s northeastern state of Tripura have arrested 31 Rohingya who were fleeing a recent crackdown by India’s Hindu nationalist government.… The post Indian police arrest Rohingya group stuck at Bangladesh border appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in India, Arakan, Genocide |