UN: Immediate Action Needed As Rohingya Crisis Intensifies

More funds and aid are needed as the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar intensifies, a new UN report warns. The report, which was published last Friday, focused on the mass exodus of innocent civilians fleeing Myanmar into the neighbouring country Bangladesh. Since recent weeks, more than half a million people have […]

Heavy Rains And Flood Impact 45 Million People Across South Asia

Heavy rains in South Asia during the monsoon season have caused massive flooding, affecting 45 million people across the region. While some flooding is expected during the rainy season or monsoon season from June to September, this year’s floods have been the worst in many years. The UN said, “torrential […]

Rohingya Crisis: International Action Needed After Aung San Suu Kyi’s Controversial Speech

A televised speech by Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has drawn international attention this week. Suu Kyi refused to criticize Myanmar’s security forces, which is believed to have carried out brutal ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in the country. Facing a barrage of international criticism, what the Myanmar’s […]

The Rohingya: Vague Identity, Constant Mobility, And Miserable Destiny

In early September, a group of Rohingya Muslims crossed the Bangladesh border and proceeded with their new life challenges. Over the decades, they have been raped, tortured, and displaced from Myanmar in appalling conditions. The fierce conflict between Rohingya militants and security forces in Myanmar has resulted in devastating consequences: […]

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, […]