Myanmar Crisis - Special Reports

Mediterranean refugee agency arrives to assist Rohingya in Bangladesh

AS THE desperate plight of the Rohingya - who are fleeing genocide in Myanmar - continues to make international headlines, there have been an increasing number of aid organisations offering their support. This now includes Migrant Offshore Aid Station or MOAS, the European rescue operation which was initially established to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean sea. The post Mediterranean refugee agency arrives to assist Rohingya in Bangladesh appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-10-17 01:10 | All of Asia, Bangladesh, Burma | AsianCorrespondent

OIC calls for sanctions against Myanmar following damning UN report

Following the release of the report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) of its rapid response mission to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed alarm at the findings which confirm that ethnic cleansing is taking place against the Rohingya Muslim community. The report, based on interviews conducted in Cox’s Bazar from 14 to 24 September 2017 by a team from OHCHR, states that brutal attacks against Rohingya in northern Rakhine state
2017-10-16 15:10 | News | AbrarOnline

For Half A Million Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh Is A Reluctant Host

Bangladesh is struggling to accommodate 500,000-plus Rohingya who have poured across the border in less than two months. It isn't recognizing them as refugees and would prefer to see them repatriated.
2017-10-16 14:10 | News | NPR

EU Re-Evaluates Cooperation with Myanmar's Military over Rohingya Crisis

The European Council on Monday suspended contact with Myanmar’s military over its “disproportionate” use of force against Rohingya militants. The resolution backs up earlier EU moves to restrict certain arms and equipment sales to the country’s military which has been accused of carrying out ethnic cleansing against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority.
2017-10-16 13:10 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Asia | AlBawaba

OIC launches awareness campaign on Rohingya suffering

The Department of Information Affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has launched an awareness campaign on social media to highlight the issue of the Rohingya Muslim minority persecuted in Myanmar.
2017-10-16 11:10 | News | IINA

Burmese Regime Continued Shooting on the Rohingya Civilians

By Rohingya Vision TV |16th October 2017 Maungdaw: Burmese Military shot 2 Rohingya in Medi village of Tongbru sub-township, leaving one critically injured on 15th October, 2017, reports our correspondents. The post Burmese Regime Continued Shooting on the Rohingya Civilians appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-16 07:10 | National News, Arakan, Genocide | RVision

Annan hopes for UN resolution on dignified return for Rohingya to their homes

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, head of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine state, expressed the hope that the Security Council will be able to pass a resolution on the dignified and voluntary return for the Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to their villages and towns in Myanmar. Speaking to reporters here on Friday after a closed-door meeting with the Security Council on the Rohingya crisis, Annan said the “good discussion” during the meeting, which included non-Council members from Myanmar and Bangladesh
2017-10-15 18:10 | News | AbrarOnline

Bangladesh: Wild elephants attack Rohingya camp, kill 4

A mother and her three children killed by a herd of elephants in southern Cox's Bazar district, local official says.
2017-10-15 10:10 | News | Aljazeera

Burmese Authorities killed a Rohingya and Abandoned the Corpse

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 15th October, 2017 Maungdaw: Burmese authorities killed a Rohingya and injured 2 other and abandoned them in the Mediafara village of Kuansibong village track of The post Burmese Authorities killed a Rohingya and Abandoned the Corpse appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-15 09:10 | National News, Arakan, Genocide | RVision

The Brief: Austria votes, Raqqa, Iraq tension, Rohingya

Far right expected to perform well in Austria's national elections, tensions rise in Iraq and Raqqa in focus in Syria.
2017-10-15 06:10 | News | Aljazeera

Annan hopes for UN resolution on dignified return for Rohingya to their homes

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, head of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine state, expressed the hope that the Security Council will be able to pass a resolution on the dignified and voluntary return for the Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to th
2017-10-14 14:10 | News | IINA

Wild Elephants Kill Two Rohingya Girls at Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

By Sena Guler Two girls were killed and three others injured in an elephant attack in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Saturday . The attack occurred late Friday in the Balukhali camp in the coastal Cox’s Bazaar city, the U.N. migration agency in Bangladesh said on its Twitter account.
2017-10-14 13:10 | NEWS, Behind the News, Regional News | AlBawaba

Open letter from a Rohingya to Aung San Suu Kyi

Ro Mayyu Ali, who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, says Suu Kyi is responsible for the violence against the Rohingya.
2017-10-14 11:10 | News | Aljazeera

Hindu Leader: Wirathu Entices Hindus to Convert to Buddhism

Sittwe: Exploiting the sufferings of Hindus from the conflict-torn northern Rakhine and the sympathy shown to them by the Buddhist community following the military operation, notorious inflammatory firebrand Buddhist monk The post Hindu Leader: Wirathu Entices Hindus to Convert to Buddhism appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-14 10:10 | Burma Affairs, What's New | RVision

Burmese Army Arbitrarily Arrested 8 Rohingya Youths And Students

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 14th October, 2017 Maungdaw: Burmese military arbitrarily arrested 8 Rohingya Youth and students from the Village of Chalifarang (Myawtaung) villages of northern Maungdaw on The post Burmese Army Arbitrarily Arrested 8 Rohingya Youths And Students appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-14 09:10 | National News, Arakan, Arrest | RVision

Rohingya crisis explained in maps

A visual explainer of the unrest in Myanmar that has forced around one million Rohingya to flee their homes.
2017-10-14 09:10 | News | Aljazeera

Emergency Relief Distributed to 1000 Rohingya Families in Bangladesh

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 14th October 2017 Cox’s Bazar: Roohingya Business club along with Rohingya Vision and Hakim Solidarity Associated distributed Aid to 1000 Rohingya Family in the The post Emergency Relief Distributed to 1000 Rohingya Families in Bangladesh appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-14 03:10 | National News, Bangladesh, Genocide | RVision

Supreme Court tells Modi govt not to deport Rohingya refugees for now

The Supreme Court on Friday said that the Rohingya refugee problem was of a “great magnitude” and the state would have to play a “big role” in striking a balance between national interests and human rights while dealing with the contentious issue. The apex court, which decided to give a detailed and “holistic hearing” from […] Supreme Court tells Modi govt not to deport Rohingya refugees for now
2017-10-14 01:10 | Delhi, India, Politics | JantaKaReporter

Humanitarian Needs Spike as Rohingya Arrivals in Cox’s Bazar Top 536,000

An estimated 536,000 people have fled Myanmar and arrived in Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, over the past 47 days, according to the IOM-hosted Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) of aid agencies. Numbers spiked again this week when some 15,000 Rohingya crossed into Bangladesh between 9-11 October. “I came here five days ago. Five members of […] The post Humanitarian Needs Spike as Rohingya Arrivals in Cox’s Bazar Top 536,000 appeared first on Inter Press Service .
2017-10-13 16:10 | Headlines, Migration & Refugees, TerraViva United Nations | IPSnews

Yogi government plans to identify and deport those living in Uttar Pradesh illegally

Amid raging controversy on Rohingya refugees living in India, Uttar Oradesh government has announced that it will identify the illegal immigrants staying in the state. According to media reports, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the police to identify, verify and deport any “foreign national” living in the state without a proper documentation. Deputy chief […] Yogi government plans to identify and deport those living in Uttar Pradesh illegally
2017-10-13 09:10 | India | JantaKaReporter

Torching, Tortures, Killings and Forcing NVC on Rohingya and their villages Continues

By Rohingya Vision TV | 13th October 2017 Buthidaung: Burmese Military and Border Guard police (BGP) along with Rakhine Extremists (Moghs) Killed 2 Rohingyas and torched 2 Rohingya houses in The post Torching, Tortures, Killings and Forcing NVC on Rohingya and their villages Continues appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-13 08:10 | National News, Arakan, Buthidaung | RVision

BGP Shot dead a Rohingya in Maungdaw

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 13th October, 2017 Maungdaw: Border Guard Police (BGP) shot a Rohingya man to death in Kuwarbil (Yay Daung) village of Maungdaw on 12th October,2017, The post BGP Shot dead a Rohingya in Maungdaw appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-13 04:10 | National News, Arakan, BGP | RVision

Australia refuses to condemn Myanmar atrocities against Rohingya

The Turnbull government has refused to directly condemn Myanmar after a new United Nations report revealed its troops continue the indiscriminate slaughter Rohingya Muslims
2017-10-13 01:10 | News | TheAge

Australia refuses to condemn Myanmar over atrocities against Rohingya

The Turnbull government has refused to directly condemn Myanmar after a new United Nations report revealed its troops continue the indiscriminate slaughter Rohingya Muslims
2017-10-13 01:10 | News | TheAge

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims “not natives”, numbers fleeing exaggerated

Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing. (reuters) — The U.N. human rights office said on Wednesday Myanmar forces had brutally driven out half a million Rohingya from northern Rakhine state to Bangladesh in recent weeks, torching homes, crops and villages to prevent them from
2017-10-12 14:10 | News | AbrarOnline

Rohingya Exodus is a Concerted and Elaborate Campaign, UN Report

  Myanmar's attacks on Rohingya Muslims have been part of a well-organized, coordinated campaign to push them out and prevent them from returning home, says a U.N. report The report calls the operation "clearance operations" The U.N. called on Myanmar authorities to allow human rights actors access into stricken areas This is "the largest and speediest" movement of a civilian population in Asia since the 1970s, according to
2017-10-12 13:10 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Asia | AlBawaba

Systematic attacks carried out against Rohingya in Myanmar: UN Report

Brutal, well-organized, coordinated and systematic attacks have been carried out against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, with the intention of not just driving them away but also preventing their return, a new United Nations human rights report h
2017-10-12 09:10 | News | IINA

Buddhist Bad Hats against Rohingya in N. Buthidaung Identified

Northern Buthidaung: Some local Buddhist bad hats are identified who have been committing anti-Rohingya atrocities and violent activities especially since 25th August in the villages of Atta Tinn May (အထက္တင္းေမအုပ္စု) and The post Buddhist Bad Hats against Rohingya in N. Buthidaung Identified appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-12 07:10 | National News, What's New | RVision

Military Tortures Injured Rohingya Children & A boat Capsizes off, killing 9 Rohingya

By Rohingya Vision TV | 12th October, 2017 Buthidaung: Military while patrolling in Kuaindong village of Buthidaung started torturing Rohingya civillians severely, where they even stepped & injured Rohingya children The post Military Tortures Injured Rohingya Children & A boat Capsizes off, killing 9 Rohingya appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-12 06:10 | National News, Arakan, Bangladesh | RVision

Gov’t Fire and Staged Aid distribution left Rohingyas Restless

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 12th October 2017 Buthidaung: Border Guard police (BGP) and Military along with Rahkine extremists (Moghs) burned the remaining houses in Kinisi village of Naraingchaing, Buthidaung The post Gov’t Fire and Staged Aid distribution left Rohingyas Restless appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-12 04:10 | National News, Arakan, Buthidaung | RVision

Kofi Annan to hold briefing on Rohingya crisis as Security Council heads to Burma

FORMER UN chief Kofi Annan is expected to provide details of a report on the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Burma (Myanmar) during an informal meeting with the Security Council on Friday. The post Kofi Annan to hold briefing on Rohingya crisis as Security Council heads to Burma appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-10-12 02:10 | Burma, News, Kofi Annan | AsianCorrespondent

Cholera vaccination campaign kicks off in Rohingya camp

At least 900,000 doses of the vaccine are mobilised, making the campaign one of the largest in the world.
2017-10-11 21:10 | News | Aljazeera

'They shot my sister in front of me': Rohingya survivors give shocking accounts

"You do not belong here - go to Bangladesh. If you do not leave we will torch your houses and kill you," Myanmar security forces announced through megaphones.
2017-10-11 16:10 | News | TheAge

Rohingya men Arrested and Perished by Authorities’ Men Hunt Operations

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 10th October 2017 Buthidaung: A guiltless Rohingya man was arrested by the authorities on 8th October, 2017 and is incommunicado now, complains his family The post Rohingya men Arrested and Perished by Authorities’ Men Hunt Operations appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-11 15:10 | National News, Arakan, Buthidaung | RVision

Iran urges practical steps to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Iran’s Minister of Health Seyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi urged the international community to take practical steps to put an immediate end to the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Mynamar. Addressing the 64th session of the World Health Organization regional committee for the Eastern Mediterranean in Islamabad, he asked all members states to pay special attention to the devastating situation in Yemen. “Let me express my special tribute to all the people who have lost their lives as the result
2017-10-11 15:10 | News | AbrarOnline

More Villages Burnt in Muangdaw and Buthidaung

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 10th October 2017 Arakan: Rakhine Extremists set fire in ward 5 of Maungdaw and Zobborfara (Thera) of Buthidaung townships yesterday (9th October, 2017) reports The post More Villages Burnt in Muangdaw and Buthidaung appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-11 14:10 | National News, Arakan, Buthidaung | RVision

Army offensive aimed at 'preventing' Rohingya return

Army action that forced half a million Rohingya to flee began before August 25 attack on police post, according to UN.
2017-10-11 11:10 | News | Aljazeera

The mental health toll of the Rohingya crisis

As mental health workers deal with the immediate manifestations of trauma, they fear the longer-term implications.
2017-10-10 13:10 | News | Aljazeera

Rohingya Refugee Women Bring Stories of Unspeakable Violence

Yasmin, 26, holds her 10-day-old baby, who she gave birth to in a crowded refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, a southeastern district bordering Myanmar. Three weeks ago, when she was still in her home in Hpaung Taw Pyin village in Myanmar, she was raped by a group of soldiers as houses burned, people fled and […] The post Rohingya Refugee Women Bring Stories of Unspeakable Violence appeared first on Inter Press Service .
2017-10-10 12:10 | Aid, Asia-Pacific, Crime & Justice | IPSnews

Rohingya Crisis: Breaking Unending Cycle Of Exodus – Analysis

The current exodus of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar is not new. But it exacerbates the long-standing waves of Rohingya outflow
2017-10-10 02:10 | 1, Analysis, Social Issues | EurasiaReview

Rohingya Children Drown Fleeing Myanmar Violence

Tragedy struck more Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar last night. At least 13 people, mostly children, drowned when the fishing boat carrying them to safety in Bangladesh capsized in stormy weather. The Bangladesh coast guard found 13 bodies, including seven boys between the ages of 3-10 years, and four girls aged 2-3 years. The […] The post Rohingya Children Drown Fleeing Myanmar Violence appeared first on Inter Press Service .
2017-10-09 15:10 | Migration & Refugees, TerraViva United Nations | IPSnews

Boat Carrying Rohingya Refugees Capsizes Off Bangladesh

At least 12 people are dead and 30 others missing, many of them children. Meanwhile, the situation in refugee camps in Bangladesh grows dire.
2017-10-09 13:10 | News | NPR

12 Rohingya Dead as Boat Capsizes in Attempt to Flee

At least 12 Rohingya Muslims -- including 10 children -- died when their boat capsized as they attempted to flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar, it was reported on Monday. The vessel sank near Shah Porir Dwip on the Naf River late on Sunday, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Bangladesh. Thirteen people were rescued by border guards but an estimated 25 are still missing, it added. In another tragedy last month, at least
2017-10-09 08:10 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Asia | AlBawaba

No simple solution to the Rohingya crisis

THE crisis in Rakhine State in Burma (Myanmar) is reaching a fever pitch. As more Rohingya Muslims continue to flood over the border to Bangladesh and reports of “ethnic cleansing” continue to dominate the headlines, the plight of this vulnerable community seems almost hopeless. The post No simple solution to the Rohingya crisis appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-10-09 07:10 | Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia | AsianCorrespondent

Sizableness of Rohingya Families Not a Choice

Qutub Shah RVision Article There are many Rohingya families in Myanmar that contain even dozens of members. It is not a choice, but a part of the ethnic cleansing plan. The post Sizableness of Rohingya Families Not a Choice appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-09 06:10 | Articles, What's New | RVision

Thousands rally in solidarity with Rohingyas

KARACHI: Thousands of supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami on Sunday gathered in Karachi to protest Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority. The JI supporters rallied on a Karachi main street The post Thousands rally in solidarity with Rohingyas appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-09 06:10 | Rohingya on International Media, Arakan, Burma | RVision

Death Toll Increase as boat Carrying Rohingya capsizes off Bangladesh

By Rohingya Vision TV | 9th October 2017 Cox’s Bazar: A Rohingya boat carrying more than 100 of Rohingya capsizes off on the shore Naff river killing 12 Rohingya on The post Death Toll Increase as boat Carrying Rohingya capsizes off Bangladesh appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-09 06:10 | National News, Arakan, Bangladesh | RVision

The Brief: Rohingya drown, FGM, Trump's wall, Raqqa

Raqqa push, more misery as a Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, Trump speeds up immigration plan, and a new film on FGM.
2017-10-09 05:10 | News | Aljazeera

Burmese Regime Vandalizes Rohingya’s Religious Structure along with Squandering and Blazing

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 9th October 2017 Maungdaw: Burmese regime once again vandalized a Madarasa (Religious school), after blazing an area of Kuansibong, Maungdaw for almost 24 hours The post Burmese Regime Vandalizes Rohingya’s Religious Structure along with Squandering and Blazing appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2017-10-09 04:10 | National News, Arakan, Genocide | RVision

Dozen die, scores missing as Rohingya boat capsizes

Rescue operation under way after boat overcrowded with people fleeing Myanmar violence sinks on its way to Bangladesh.
2017-10-09 04:10 | News | Aljazeera