Here’s the IRIN team’s weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe.
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This weekend, analysts will be keeping an eye on voter turnout for parliamentary elections – seen as a harbinger of public confidence ahead of presidential elections scheduled for next April – as well as signs of voter fraud, which has
2018-10-19 14:10 | News | IrinNews
Saudi Officials to Offer New Narrative on Khashoggi Disappearance, Trump Floats "Rogue Killers" Narrative of Khashoggi Disappearance, President Trump Tours Areas Ravaged by Hurricane Michael, Florida Evacuates 4,000 from Hurricane-Damaged Prisons, Georgia County Rejects Nearly 1 in 10 Mail-In Ballots, BuzzFeed: UAE Used U.S. Mercenaries to Kill Yemeni Politicians, Syrian Rebels Refuse to Surrender Idlib Buffer Zone, Burmese Military Led Social Media Hate Campaign Against Rohingya, Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 2nd Captive Aid Worker, Honduran Caravan of 1,600 Migrants Makes
2018-10-16 12:10 | News | DemocracyNow
The United Nations voiced alarm on Friday over India’s deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in a country where the military is accused of genocide against the Muslim minority
2018-10-06 15:10 | News | IINA
PRESS RELEASE Representatives for the Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) have completed a two-week advocacy tour to the United States and United Nations, to galvanize… The post US and Security Council Members Step-up Pressure on Burma appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-10-05 03:10 | News | RVision
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 4th October 2018 Maungdaw: Three Rohingya houses were seen to be on fire in a village of Maungdaw Township… The post Fire Seen on Three Rohingya Houses in Maungdaw appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-10-04 05:10 | News | RVision
Indian police bused seven Rohingya to the border on Wednesday to be deported to neighbouring Burma (Myanmar) for illegal entry, officials and activists said, the… The post India to deport seven Rohingya to Burma appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-10-04 04:10 | News | RVision
DESPITE its principle of non-intervention on domestic issues, Burma's (Myanmar) Asean neighbours have called on the country to ensure full accountability on those responsible for the atrocities against the Rohingya minority. The post Asean ministers raise heat on Burma’s Rohingya crisis appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2018-10-03 07:10 | News | AsianCorrespondent
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 3rd October 2018 Coxsbazaar: Water shortage in a refugee camp of Coxsbazaar, Bangladesh shot up Rohingya’s hardships and they… The post Water Shortage Shoot Up Rohingya’s Hardships in Camps appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-10-03 03:10 | News | RVision
More than 700,000 Rohingya have fled violent clashes and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August last year. Photographer Hardy Amo makes the train journey through the scattered camps and villages where Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims once lived side by side The train leaves Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, and slowly begins the 11-mile journey to the village of Zaw Pu Gyar, edging across a stretch of countryside where Buddhists and Muslims once lived
2018-10-02 05:10 | News | Guardian
By Rohingya Vision TV correspondents | 1st October 2018 Buthidaung: Administration committee in Buthidaung Township organized an emergency meeting with village administrators and planned to… The post Burmese Gov’t Once Again Plans to Trap Rohingya in Concentration Camps appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-10-01 14:10 | News | RVision
If international law creates a right—or even a duty—to respond to massive rights violations, such a right—or duty—has long since been triggered in Myanmar.
2018-10-01 12:10 | News | JustSecurity
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 30th September 2018 Coxsbazaaar: A thunderbolt and heavy winds injured three Rohingya and destroyed nearly ten Rohingya shelters in Kutupalong makeshift camps… The post Three Rohingya Injured in a Thunderbolt at Kutupalong appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-30 14:09 | News | RVision
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 29th September 2018 Coxsbazaar: A corrupted ex-in charge officer have disrupted ration distribution in more than 5 blocks of… The post Corrupted Area Officers Disrupts Ration Distribution in Rohingya Camps appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-29 14:09 | News | RVision
The human rights lawyer has appealed to the Myanmar leader to pardon Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, saying Aung San Suu Kyi – a Nobel laureate – holds the key to their release. The two men, accused of breaching Myanmar’s state secrets law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, were jailed for seven years earlier this month – prompting international outrage. Clooney said the reporters were arrested in an attempt by Myanmar to keep Reuters from publishing
2018-09-29 10:09 | News | Guardian
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 28th September 2018 Zero – point: Rohingya trapped at zero-point once again demanded their safety, security and dignified return… The post Rohingay at Zero-Point Demanded their Safety Repeatedly appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-28 08:09 | News | RVision
CANADA'S parliament on Thursday unanimously voted to revoke the honorary citizenship of Burma's (Myanmar) state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, following an earlier resolution to label the Rohingya crisis in the Southeast Asian country a "genocide." The post Canada to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2018-09-28 05:09 | News | AsianCorrespondent
The symbolic vote by Canadian legislators is in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar Canadian politicians have voted unanimously to strip Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary citizenship in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority. The move by the House of Commons lower chamber has no effect because honorary citizenship is conferred by a joint resolution of both the House and the upper Senate chamber and officials say it
2018-09-28 01:09 | News | Guardian
Press Release ERC welcomes landmark Human Rights Council resolution on Burma (Myanmar) but calls for more action to secure ICC referral Geneva, Amsterdam, Hamburg: The European… The post ERC welcomes landmark Human Rights Council resolution on Burma but calls for more action to secure ICC referral appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-27 17:09 | News | RVision
Too many governments are quick to champion humane migration but slow to make it happen. UN talks on the new global compact offer a chance for change This week, representing the world’s largest humanitarian network, I will join several high-level UN general assembly discussions on migration. I will take every opportunity I can to press for actions to match words on safe, orderly and regular migration. Up for discussion will be the hard-won global compact for
2018-09-27 10:09 | News | Guardian
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 27th September 2018 Cox’sBazaar: Groups of desperate Rohingya suffering in makeshift camps of Cox’sBazaar, Bangladesh were seen in peaceful… The post Rohingya Continued Demanding Recognition & Justice through Protests appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-27 06:09 | News | RVision
NEW YORK – Bangladesh’s leader accused neighboring Burma (Myanmar) of finding new excuses to delay the return of more than 700,000 Rohingya who were forced… The post Burma’s delaying tactics blocking Rohingya return – Bangladesh PM appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-27 04:09 | News | RVision
MALAYSIA has joined the list of countries seeking the international prosecution of Burma's (Myanmar) military commanders for the alleged atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslim minorities. The post Malaysia wants Burma’s commanders probed for ‘atrocities’ against Rohingya appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2018-09-27 04:09 | News | AsianCorrespondent
“I am Rohingya. Dr. Wakar doesn’t represent me.” RV Opinion*By Ro Abdullah Arakani The recent anti-Rohingya statement of a so-called activist Dr. Wakar Uddin in… The post Rohingya Globally Disavow Dr. Wakar Uddin Following His Betrayal Exposed Repeatedly appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-26 13:09 | News | RVision
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will raise the plight of Myanmar's long-suffering Rohingya Muslim minority, during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
2018-09-26 12:09 | News | IINA
The Labour leader declared that “where the Tories have divided and ruled, we will unite and govern”.
Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, speaking at Labour Party Conference today, said:
Thank you for that welcome. I want to start by thanking the workers, the fantastic staff at the Conference Centre and hotels, the Labour Party staff who make this
2018-09-26 12:09 | News | NewStatesman
IPS Correspondent Tharanga Yakupitiyage talks to AMBASSADOR MASUD BIN MOMEN, permanent representative of Bangladesh to the U.N about the Rohingya' crisis. The post Q&A: An Uncertain Future Ahead for Rohingya in Bangladesh appeared first on Inter Press Service .
2018-09-26 08:09 | News | IPSnews
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 26th September 2018 Buthidaung: A Burmese police tormented Rohingya villagers of Buthidaung Township to extort heavy amount of money… The post Burmese Police Dragged Rohingya in Torments to Extort Money appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-26 05:09 | News | RVision
The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has deployed a fleet of ten new ambulances fitted with critical medical equipment to support emergency health services for Rohingya refugees and local host community residents in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. The vehicles, funded by the United Kingdom, Sweden, the United States and the European Union, contain specialist […] The post IOM Deploys New Ambulance Fleet to Serve Rohingya Refugees, Local Community in Bangladesh Camps appeared first on Inter Press
2018-09-25 15:09 | News | IPSnews
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 25th September 2018 Cox’sBazaar: Hundreds of Rohingya in different groups were seen in mass protest at various locations of… The post Once Again Rohingya Stood in Demand of Recognition & Justice through Mass Gathering appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-25 15:09 | News | RVision
BURMA'S (Myanmar) military staged a "well-planned and coordinated" campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the minority Muslim Rohingya population in the country, a US government investigation found. The post Burma staged ‘well-planned’ atrocities against Rohingya, says US State Dept appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2018-09-25 03:09 | News | AsianCorrespondent
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 25th September 2018 Buthidaung: Two Moghs (Rakhines) brutally murdered a Rohingya in a village tract of Buthidaung Township on… The post Two Rakhines Mercilessly Decapitated A Rohingya Innocent appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-25 02:09 | News | RVision
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 24th September 2018 Kutupalong: Lavatories leakage condition in Kutupalong makeshift refugee camp has worsened the lives of multiple Rohingya families residing near… The post Camp Authorities Negligence Worsened Lavatories Leakage Condition appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-24 10:09 | News | RVision
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 24th September 2018 Buthidaung: Extremists Buddhist Monks looted a Rohingya’s CNG vehicle and illegally extorted a huge sum to… The post Monks Tortured, Looted & Illegally Extorted Money from A Rohingya Driver appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-24 04:09 | News | RVision
International Criminal Court
Sergey Vasiliev, The Legal Line Crossed in Bolton’s Attack on the ICC
Alex Moorehead and Alex Whiting, Countries’ Reactions to Bolton’s Attack on the ICC
Aryeh Neier, Bolton, the ICC and the Rohingya
Marty Lederman, Does Trump Have Legal Authority to Follow Through on John Bolton’s Threats to the Int’l Criminal Court? … continue »
2018-09-22 12:09 | News | JustSecurity
Canadian lawmakers have unanimously voted to declare crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims by the Burmese (Myanmar) military to be genocide. The House of Commons endorsed on Thursday… The post Canada declares Burma Rohingya killings ‘genocide’ appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-21 08:09 | News | RVision
CANADA'S parliament on Thursday unanimously voted to declare Burma's (Myanmar's) military actions against the minority Rohingya an act of genocide. The post Canada’s lawmakers call Rohingya crisis a ‘genocide’ appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2018-09-21 00:09 | News | AsianCorrespondent
Lower house of parliament endorses UN findings of crimes against humanity by military and calls for prosecution Canadian lawmakers have unanimously voted to declare Myanmar’s military actions against the Rohingya people a genocide. The House of Commons endorsed the findings of a UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar that found “crimes against humanity have been committed against the Rohingya” and that these acts were sanctioned by top Myanmar military commanders. Related: ‘Tied to
2018-09-20 22:09 | News | Guardian
British foreign secretary speaks after meeting Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi The Burmese generals responsible for atrocities against Rohingya Muslims must be punished for their crimes, Jeremy Hunt has said after a meeting with Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. The United Nations should look at all options, including a referral to the international criminal court, the British foreign secretary added. Related: Myanmar Rohingya crisis: ICC begins inquiry into
2018-09-20 15:09 | News | Guardian
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 20th September 2018 Cox’s Bazaar: Rohingya refugees in makeshift camps of Cox’s Bazaar have been forced to accept the… The post Cox’s Bazar: Rohingya Refugees Abused & Beaten in Denial for Accepting SmatCrads appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-20 07:09 | News | RVision
Saudi Arabia is following with great concern the suffering of Rohingya people and other minorities in Myanmar which is one of the most important issues of grave concern.
2018-09-19 20:09 | News | IINA
The United Nations Independent International Fact-finding Mission On Myanmar on Tuesday said "genocidal intent" against the Rohingya people were present.
2018-09-19 20:09 | News | IINA
Myanmar's top military officials should be prosecuted for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, United Nations investigators in a report released on Tuesday.
2018-09-19 19:09 | News | IINA
If the U.K. and the U.S. make it a priority, those responsible for the terrible crimes against the Rohingya could be held accountable. But now, with Bolton’s scathing remarks about the ICC and its legitimacy, that hope for justice appears even more elusive.
2018-09-19 12:09 | News | JustSecurity
Chief prosecutor announces investigation into forced deportations to Bangladesh The chief prosecutor of the international criminal court (ICC) has announced she is launching a preliminary investigation into the deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Fatou Bensouda said in a written statement and video message on Tuesday that she had begun an inquiry – formally known as a preliminary examination – to establish whether there was enough evidence to merit a full investigation.
2018-09-19 09:09 | News | Guardian
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 18th September 2018 Buthidaung: A Rohingya fisherman was hit severely to a death-defy situation by a Mogh (Rakhine) in… The post A Rohingya Fisherman Fractured by Rakhines’ Torture appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-18 14:09 | News | RVision
UN investigators publish report detailing evidence for accusation of genocide against Burmese military • Warning: graphic information in this report may upset some readers Horrific accounts of murders, rapes, torture and indiscriminate shelling allegedly committed by the Burmese army against the Rohingya people and other minority groups have been laid out by UN investigators in an extensive new report detailing evidence for their accusation of genocide. The report from the fact-finding mission, presented to the UN human
2018-09-18 12:09 | News | Guardian
By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 17th September 2018 Buthidaung: Burmese forces in collaboration with Moghs (Rakhines) once again set fire to a Rohingya village… The post Breaking News: Armed Rakhines & Military Continued Fire on Rohingya Houses appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-17 06:09 | News | RVision
By Rohingay Vision TV Correspondents | 17th September 2018 Jeddah: A Rohingya died in a hunger strike in Al Suhaimisi jail in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,…
The post Hunger Strike at A Saudi Jail left One Rohingya Dead appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
2018-09-17 04:09 | News | RVision