Rohingya People, Myanmar And The Australian Government: An Unfortunate Mix

In spite of recent cases of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, conducted by the state’s military and government, the Australian military remains fully sanctioned, and are undertaking the “green light” to train and advise Myanmar military personnel, also known as the Tatmadaw. Rakhine, the area where many Rohingya reside, was long […]

Rohingya Refugees Face Greater Hardship As Monsoon Season Approaches

With the season on a turning point, another threat to the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh is on the horizon. The upcoming annual rain and cyclone period risks deepening the current humanitarian crisis, where an estimated 800 000 – with 1 000 000 displaced Rohingya Muslims, including 520 000 children – […]

Fellow Nobel Laureates Speak Out Against Aung San Suu Kyi’s Continued Complicity In the Rohingya Crisis 1

Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar and Nobel Peace Prize winner, is once again facing criticism over her failure to publicly condemn the Rohingya crisis. This time the criticism has been delivered by three fellow Nobel Laureates, Tawakkol Karman, Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Maguire, who had been visiting […]

“Everything Is Gone”: Myanmar Bulldozing Rohingya Villages

Satellite images have revealed that the Myanmar Government is bulldozing villages in the Rakhine State in an enormous operation to demolish evidence of human rights abuses against the ethnic Rohingya minority. Human Rights Watch said that at least 55 villages have been erased since late 2017, after nearly 700,000 Rohingya […]

Myanmar Security Forces To Face Legal Action Over Rohingya Murders In Rakhine State

Ten Rohingya men died in September 2017 after ten members of the security forces and six members of the Buddhist community shot and hacked them to death before burying their bodies in a mass grave. A spokesman of the Myanmar government was recently quoted as saying that legal action will […]

US Diplomat Quits Myanmar Rohingya Panel, Calling It A “Whitewash”

Former Clinton administration cabinet member and veteran US diplomat, Bill Richardson, has resigned from the international panel established by Aung San Suu Kyi to advise on the Rohingya crisis. He quit as the ten-member advisory board was making its first visit to the western Rakhine State, from where over 650,000 […]

Immense Suffering Endured By Children Living In Conflict Zones In 2017

In December, Unicef published a report highlighting the immense suffering that children living in conflict zones endured in 2017. Despite the existence of international laws and treaties, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Geneva Convention, Unicef reports that child suffering as a […]