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Extreme flooding in No Man's Land

Toilets and tubewells submerged in Rohingya refugee settlement The No Man’s Land Rohingya settlement at Taung Pyo (Tumbro) has again experienced extreme flooding. Residents say their daily life has been entirely disrupted. Until the waters recede, they will not be able to cook with firewood. Toilets and tube wells are submerged underwater and unusable.  The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the agency dealing with relief at the border community, has received requests from the… >>> Read More >>>

Toilets and tubewells submerged in Rohingya refugee settlement The No Man’s Land Rohingya settlement at Taung Pyo (Tumbro) has again experienced extreme flooding. Residents say their daily life has been entirely disrupted. Until the waters recede, they will not be able to cook with firewood. Toilets and tube wells are submerged underwater and unusable.  The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the agency dealing with relief at the border community, has received requests from the…

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Rohingya child with hydrocephalus treated in Dhaka

A Rohingya refugee child with hydrocephalus has undergone a potentially life-saving procedure in Dhaka. Omar Faisal, a six-year old boy from Andang, Myanmar, who currently lives in Kutupalong Rohingya camp, was given special permission by the Bangladesh camp authorities to exit the refugee camp and seek treatment in Dhaka. The operation was carried out successfully by a Dhaka-based neurosurgeon, Dr Rezina Hamid, and her team. Hydrocephalus is a condition in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)… >>> Read More >>>

A Rohingya refugee child with hydrocephalus has undergone a potentially life-saving procedure in Dhaka. Omar Faisal, a six-year old boy from Andang, Myanmar, who currently lives in Kutupalong Rohingya camp, was given special permission by the Bangladesh camp authorities to exit the refugee camp and seek treatment in Dhaka. The operation was carried out successfully by a Dhaka-based neurosurgeon, Dr Rezina Hamid, and her team. Hydrocephalus is a condition in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)…

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Minor Rohingya Girl Raped, Killed in Northern Maungdaw 

Maungdaw — The deadbody of an eleven-year-old Rohingya girl, who was allegedly raped, was found near mountainside at 'Ngan Chaung' village in Northern Maungdaw, on Wednesday (June 12), local villagers said. The villagers suspect the BGP (Border Guard Police) from 'NaKhaKha 6 or Battery (Unit) 6' of gang raping her and murdering her afterwards.  The girl — identified as Samira, 11, d/o U Noor Boshor and Daw Zahida — went out of her house at 'Ngan Chaung' village at around 4pm on Tuesday (June… >>> Read More >>>

Maungdaw — The deadbody of an eleven-year-old Rohingya girl, who was allegedly raped, was found near mountainside at 'Ngan Chaung' village in Northern Maungdaw, on Wednesday (June 12), local villagers said. The villagers suspect the BGP (Border Guard Police) from 'NaKhaKha 6 or Battery (Unit) 6' of gang raping her and murdering her afterwards.  The girl — identified as Samira, 11, d/o U Noor Boshor and Daw Zahida — went out of her house at 'Ngan Chaung' village at around 4pm on Tuesday (June…

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2 Rohingyas Killed, 8 Injured in Fighting between Myanmar Military and Rakhine Rebels in Minbya

Minbya, Arakan State — Two Rohingya villagers were killed in a fighting between Myanmar military and Rakhine Rebels known as Arakan Army (AA) in Minbya Township last Sunday (Jun 2). The fighting was reported to have taken place following the abduction of 12 Rohingya civilians from 'Let Ma' hamlet (of 'Shwe Tamma' village) by the Rakhine Rebels earlier on Saturday (Jun 1). According to the locals, a Myanmar military column arrived at 'Let Ma' (Rohingya) hamlet (of 'Shwe Tamma' village) on… >>> Read More >>>

Minbya, Arakan State — Two Rohingya villagers were killed in a fighting between Myanmar military and Rakhine Rebels known as Arakan Army (AA) in Minbya Township last Sunday (Jun 2). The fighting was reported to have taken place following the abduction of 12 Rohingya civilians from 'Let Ma' hamlet (of 'Shwe Tamma' village) by the Rakhine Rebels earlier on Saturday (Jun 1). According to the locals, a Myanmar military column arrived at 'Let Ma' (Rohingya) hamlet (of 'Shwe Tamma' village) on…

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Rohingya Father and Son Killed in IED Explosion in Kyauktaw

Kyauktaw — A Rohingya man and his son were killed in an IED explosion at 'Alay Kyun' village in Kyauktaw Township on Tuesday (May 21). A Rohingya boy picked up the pipe bomb — an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) with tin-pipe shell suspected to be planted by Rakhines from nearby villagers or rebels from Arakan Army (AA) — at a paddy field nearby the road outside the village, while he was looking after his cattle on Tuesday morning. He took it home, not knowing it was a bomb, where it exploded… >>> Read More >>>

Kyauktaw — A Rohingya man and his son were killed in an IED explosion at 'Alay Kyun' village in Kyauktaw Township on Tuesday (May 21). A Rohingya boy picked up the pipe bomb — an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) with tin-pipe shell suspected to be planted by Rakhines from nearby villagers or rebels from Arakan Army (AA) — at a paddy field nearby the road outside the village, while he was looking after his cattle on Tuesday morning. He took it home, not knowing it was a bomb, where it exploded…

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‘Fake news victims’ meet with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

People who have been harmed by “fake news” appealed to executives at Facebook and Twitter and urged them to do more to stop the spread of disinformation during what they said were emotional, face-to-face meetings this week. Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro said she has been harassed and threatened ever since she visited St. Petersburg in 2015 to investigate the Internet Research Agency, the Russian troll farm whose members were indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice in February on charges… >>> Read More >>>

People who have been harmed by “fake news” appealed to executives at Facebook and Twitter and urged them to do more to stop the spread of disinformation during what they said were emotional, face-to-face meetings this week. Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro said she has been harassed and threatened ever since she visited St. Petersburg in 2015 to investigate the Internet Research Agency, the Russian troll farm whose members were indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice in February on charges…

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Inaction on China and India's crimes emboldens Myanmar

How can Myanmar reverse its anti-Rohingya policies if it has China and India as an example?  On August 25, Rohingya refugees and survivors in refugee camps, as well as their diasporic communities, commemorate the second Rohingya Genocide Memorial Day. On this day two years ago, a new campaign of genocidal violence was launched by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya. In recent months, small steps have been made to hold those responsible for this tragedy to account. The Prosecutor's… >>> Read More >>>

How can Myanmar reverse its anti-Rohingya policies if it has China and India as an example?  On August 25, Rohingya refugees and survivors in refugee camps, as well as their diasporic communities, commemorate the second Rohingya Genocide Memorial Day. On this day two years ago, a new campaign of genocidal violence was launched by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya. In recent months, small steps have been made to hold those responsible for this tragedy to account. The Prosecutor's…

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It's Been Two Years Since 730,000 Rohingya Were Forced to Flee. There's No End in Sight to the Crisis

It was exactly two years ago today, on August 25 2017, that the Myanmar military launched a murderous “clearance operation” in Rakhine State. In the space of a few months, the security forces and their proxies killed thousands of Rohingya people, torched villages to the ground, engaged in widespread sexual violence, and drove almost 750,000 women, men and children to flee into Bangladesh. Among those who fled, or who saw family members killed, were my relatives and friends. For their sake, I… >>> Read More >>>

It was exactly two years ago today, on August 25 2017, that the Myanmar military launched a murderous “clearance operation” in Rakhine State. In the space of a few months, the security forces and their proxies killed thousands of Rohingya people, torched villages to the ground, engaged in widespread sexual violence, and drove almost 750,000 women, men and children to flee into Bangladesh. Among those who fled, or who saw family members killed, were my relatives and friends. For their sake, I…

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Only Bilateral Repatriation is not Part of the Solution 

The much-awaited Rohingya repatriation is set to begin on August 22, around 10 months after the first attempt failed as the refugees didn’t choose to go back. A list of 3,450 Rohingyas, who have been cleared by the Myanmar government for return, was shared with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Bangladesh earlier this month so that the agency could assist in checking whether the refugees wished to return voluntarily. The first attempt of Rohingya repatriation was made on November 15, 2018, a… >>> Read More >>>

The much-awaited Rohingya repatriation is set to begin on August 22, around 10 months after the first attempt failed as the refugees didn’t choose to go back. A list of 3,450 Rohingyas, who have been cleared by the Myanmar government for return, was shared with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Bangladesh earlier this month so that the agency could assist in checking whether the refugees wished to return voluntarily. The first attempt of Rohingya repatriation was made on November 15, 2018, a…

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Does the Ethiopian refugee policy hold any lessons for Rohingya in Bangladesh?

Largely unreported in the mainstream, media, Ethiopia, which hosts in the region of 900,000 refugees from countries such as Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Yemen and Syria has passed some of the most progressive refugee laws in the world earlier this year. Ethiopia is a signatory to the UN Refugee Convention. It enacted a Refugee Proclamation in 2004. This was replaced with Proclamation No. 1110/2019 in February this year. Although the 2004 Proclamation focusses on the general protection of refugees,… >>> Read More >>>

Largely unreported in the mainstream, media, Ethiopia, which hosts in the region of 900,000 refugees from countries such as Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Yemen and Syria has passed some of the most progressive refugee laws in the world earlier this year. Ethiopia is a signatory to the UN Refugee Convention. It enacted a Refugee Proclamation in 2004. This was replaced with Proclamation No. 1110/2019 in February this year. Although the 2004 Proclamation focusses on the general protection of refugees,…

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The Only Sustainable Solution to the Rohingya crisis 

According to, The Malaysian Insight of July 27, 2019, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said in an interview in Turkey that The Rohingya should be treated as Myanmar nationals or gives them their own territory to form a state.  “Myanmar, of course, at one time was made up of many different states. But the British decided to rule Myanmar as one state, and because of that, many of the tribes were included in the state of Burma. But now, of course, they should either be treated as nationals… >>> Read More >>>

According to, The Malaysian Insight of July 27, 2019, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said in an interview in Turkey that The Rohingya should be treated as Myanmar nationals or gives them their own territory to form a state.  “Myanmar, of course, at one time was made up of many different states. But the British decided to rule Myanmar as one state, and because of that, many of the tribes were included in the state of Burma. But now, of course, they should either be treated as nationals…

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Bangladesh can make Myanmar pay for crimes against Rohingya

Dhaka should move International Court of Justice to force Myanmar to pay reparations to for hosting victims of genocide LONDON -- Last week, UN International Independent Fact-Finding Mission’s Chris Sidoti, Bangladesh’s high commissioner to the U.K. and prominent experts from Bangladesh, gathered in London to tackle an overlooked, but pressing issue: the challenges of repatriating 1.2 million Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar. This comes in the back drop of Bangladesh’s Foreign… >>> Read More >>>

Dhaka should move International Court of Justice to force Myanmar to pay reparations to for hosting victims of genocide LONDON -- Last week, UN International Independent Fact-Finding Mission’s Chris Sidoti, Bangladesh’s high commissioner to the U.K. and prominent experts from Bangladesh, gathered in London to tackle an overlooked, but pressing issue: the challenges of repatriating 1.2 million Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar. This comes in the back drop of Bangladesh’s Foreign…

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