Bangladesh Struggling To Cope With Rohingya Influx

Exhausted, bereft, and in urgent need of medical treatment, thousands of Rohingya are slowly getting the help they need. But Bangladesh medics are struggling to cope with the Rohingya influx. Bangladesh has been overwhelmed by Rohingya Muslims since violence erupted in Buddhist-dominated Myanmar’s Rakhine state on August 25. The UN […]

Burmese Military Use Landmines Against Rohingya As They Flee Violent Conditions

Amnesty International has accused Myanmar of using anti-personnel landmines in the path of fleeing Rohingya. This follows what the Burmese military has called ‘clearance operations’ in response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents on Myanmar police. These attacks took place on the 25th of August 2017. The clearance operations against the […]

U.N. Human Rights Chief Condemns Ethnic Cleansing In Myanmar 2

In a statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned what he called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim population. The U.N. now estimates that over 370,000 Rohingya have fled the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State since August […]

Refugee Crisis In Myanmar Worsens Over Recent Rise In Violence

According to the United Nations refugee agency, almost 300,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh in just over a span of two weeks in order to escape the “cultural cleansing” currently ongoing in Myanmar. While addressing the situation, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, […]

Rohingya Muslims Fleeing Violence In Myanmar Fight For Survival In Bangladesh Refugee Camps

Rohingya refugees fleeing from violence in Myanmar were met with overcrowded camps in Bangladesh, with the number of refugees reaching more than a quarter-of-a-million. The UN has confirmed that since the instalment of Myanmar’s martial law regime on Rohingya insurgents in late August, the refugee count has risen to 270,000 […]

Tens Of Thousands Of Rohingya Refugees Flee Myanmar Following Violent Clashes Between Security Forces And Insurgents

Nearly 40,000 people have fled violence to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape violence in Rakhine, western Myanmar, according to UN estimates. Many people have reportedly died since Rohingya insurgents attacked an army base in Rakhine State on August 25 wielding knives, sticks, and crude bombs that killed at least 117 people, […]

Refugee Rescue Ship Sent to Asia To Help Rohingya

A Malta-based aid organization that has rescued 40,000 refugees while crossing the Mediterranean Sea is moving its operations to Asia to help the Rohingya people. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) suspended its work in the Mediterranean due to the increasingly insecure situation for refugees in both Libya and Europe. […]