Rohingya

UN chief hears of ‘unimaginable’ atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

UN chief hears of ‘unimaginable’ atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard “unimaginable” accounts of atrocities during a visit Monday to vast camps in Bangladesh that are home to a million Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar.United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived for his visit accompanied by the head of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim. ─ AFP Guterres […]

‘Our families would be killed’: Rohingya brace for monsoon

‘Our families would be killed’: Rohingya brace for monsoon

Marooned on a dusty slope in the world’s largest refugee camp, Osiur Rahman looked to the hill where a Rohingya girl was buried in a landslide just days earlier and contemplated his chances should the earth give way beneath his feet. “Our families would be killed. There are children everywhere around here. We constantly fear […]

Priyanka urges world to step up support for Rohingya women, children

Priyanka urges world to step up support for Rohingya women, children

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bollywood actress and UNICEF goodwill ambassador Priyanka Chopra called on the international community on Thursday to step up support for Rohingya women and children who fled to Bangladesh from a military crackdown in Myanmar. A military response to insurgent attacks on police posts and an army base in northern Rakhine state last […]

UN Security Council to press for Rohingya solution: envoy

UN Security Council to press for Rohingya solution: envoy

The UN Security Council will press Myanmar to ensure that Rohingya who fled the country can return home in safety and freedom, an envoy said Monday after UN diplomats ended a tour of Bangladesh’s refugee camps. “This is a humanitarian crisis and a human rights issue,” Kuwait’s ambassador to the UN, Mansour al-Otaibi, told reporters […]

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims not native, refugee numbers exaggerated

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims not native, refugee numbers exaggerated

Reuters YANGON: Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the US 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. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing gave his most extensive account of the […]

Myanmar ‘to provide aid’ to displaced Rohingya inside country

Myanmar ‘to provide aid’ to displaced Rohingya inside country

    YANGON: Camps will be set up to provide aid for displaced Muslims inside Rakhine state, state-backed media said Saturday, the first time in a 16-day crisis Myanmar’s government has offered any relief for Rohingya scattered by violence, many to Bangladesh. Around 270,000 Rohingya have fled since August 25 when militant attacks sent unrest churning […]

Zardari condemns ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Zardari condemns ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Implores UN to take notice  Islamabad 5th September: Former President of Pakistan and head of the Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari has condemned the atrocities against Rohingya Muslims as “barbaric and unacceptable” and asked the UN to immediately step in and end the on going genocide of Rohingyas. No words are strong enough […]

Bilawal Bhutto condemns genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Bilawal Bhutto condemns genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Bilawal Bhutto condemns genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar KARACHI, September 4: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed grave concern over massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and demanded immediate end to the atrocities against the innocent Rohingyas. Strongly condemning the tragedy inflicted on the Rohingya people, in a statement, the PPP […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi vows to investigate crimes against Rohingya: UN

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi vows to investigate crimes against Rohingya: UN

GENEVA: The top United Nations human rights official said Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi promised on Friday to investigate U.N. allegations of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims. Security forces and police have committed mass killings and gang rapes and burned villages in northern Rakhine state, a U.N. investigation published on Friday found. “I did speak […]

UN rights envoy in Rakhine to probe Rohingya abuse

UN rights envoy in Rakhine to probe Rohingya abuse

SITTWE (Yes News) – The UN s rights envoy for Myanmar arrived in troubled Rakhine state on Friday for a trip north to probe allegations of horrific abuse of Rohingya Muslims by security forces. Special rapporteur on Myanmar Yanghee Lee touched down in the state capital Sittwe as part of a 12-day visit to investigate escalating […]