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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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Rohingya Survivors in Rathedaung Yet to Receive Aid from ICRC

Rathedaung — Rohingya Genocide Survivors in northern Rathedaung Township have been affected the most by the ongoing fightings between Myanmar military and Rakhine rebels (or Arakan Army) but are yet to receive humanitarian aids from ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), survivors say. The ICRC has stopped providing humanitarian assistances to the survivors since October 2018. (For more: Read HERE). The Rakhine communities displaced by the clashes between the Myanmar military and the… >>> Read More >>>

Rathedaung — Rohingya Genocide Survivors in northern Rathedaung Township have been affected the most by the ongoing fightings between Myanmar military and Rakhine rebels (or Arakan Army) but are yet to receive humanitarian aids from ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), survivors say. The ICRC has stopped providing humanitarian assistances to the survivors since October 2018. (For more: Read HERE). The Rakhine communities displaced by the clashes between the Myanmar military and the…

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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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Applying law to end Myanmar’s impunity for genocide

Prosecutor to probe alleged crimes in which at least one element occurred in Bangladesh, a state party to the Rome Statute LONDON -- As Myanmar continues to commit crimes against the Rohingya people, the international legal community appears to be buzzing with measured excitement over the possibility of holding the country’s senior-most perpetrators accountable for genocide and other crimes against humanity, and justifiably so. Last week saw two important developments at the International… >>> Read More >>>

Prosecutor to probe alleged crimes in which at least one element occurred in Bangladesh, a state party to the Rome Statute LONDON -- As Myanmar continues to commit crimes against the Rohingya people, the international legal community appears to be buzzing with measured excitement over the possibility of holding the country’s senior-most perpetrators accountable for genocide and other crimes against humanity, and justifiably so. Last week saw two important developments at the International…

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The UN Has Failed the Rohingya in Myanmar. Now it Should Take Responsibility

The United Nations recently accepted a 36-page report that examined the body’s systemic failures in the country. The United Nations recently accepted a 36-page report that examined the body’s involvement in Myanmar from 2010 to 2018. The report, by former Guatemalan foreign minister and UN executive Gert Rosenthal, acknowledges that there were “systemic failures” in how the UN responded to the crisis in Myanmar. The Rosenthal report (dated May 29, 2019) finds that the UN response was “… >>> Read More >>>

The United Nations recently accepted a 36-page report that examined the body’s systemic failures in the country. The United Nations recently accepted a 36-page report that examined the body’s involvement in Myanmar from 2010 to 2018. The report, by former Guatemalan foreign minister and UN executive Gert Rosenthal, acknowledges that there were “systemic failures” in how the UN responded to the crisis in Myanmar. The Rosenthal report (dated May 29, 2019) finds that the UN response was “…

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Myanmar: Building businesses over killing fields

Bleak future lies ahead of Rohingya, as Myanmar is getting away with genocide amid UN ‘system failure’ LONDON -- Amid former Guatemalan Foreign Minister Gert Rosenthal’s shocking report about the UN’s leadership, policy and system failures in Myanmar the Southeast Asian member state has for all intent and purpose accomplished its ongoing national project of cleansing the strategic border region of Northern Rakhine off Muslims -- most specifically ethnic Rohingya people.  Other ethnic… >>> Read More >>>

Bleak future lies ahead of Rohingya, as Myanmar is getting away with genocide amid UN ‘system failure’ LONDON -- Amid former Guatemalan Foreign Minister Gert Rosenthal’s shocking report about the UN’s leadership, policy and system failures in Myanmar the Southeast Asian member state has for all intent and purpose accomplished its ongoing national project of cleansing the strategic border region of Northern Rakhine off Muslims -- most specifically ethnic Rohingya people.  Other ethnic…

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