2018 brings no end to violence against Rohingyas: UN

Dailystar 12:44 PM, January 08, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:12 PM, January 08, 2018

2,400 Rohingyas enter Bangladesh in Dec last

UNB, Cox’s Bazar

Rohingya people were still arriving here – the New Year bringing no end to the reports of violence and fears, which forced them to flee their homes in Myanmar, says the IOM on Monday.

Over 2,400 Rohingyas are estimated to have arrived in Bangladesh during December 2017, with more people continuing to arrive each day as 2018 begins, according to the UN Migration Agency.
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UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Suu Kyi

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United Nations chief expressed alarm over the plight of Rohingya Muslims in remarks before Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders from a Southeast Asian bloc that has refused to criticize her government over the crisis.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said late Monday that the unfolding humanitarian crisis can cause regional instability and radicalization. He met with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on the sidelines of its summit in Manila.

“I cannot hide my deep concern with the dramatic movement of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh,” Guterres told the ASEAN leaders. Suu Kyi sat close to him but looked mostly at a wall screen showing the U.N. leader. Tiếp tục đọc “UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Suu Kyi”

UN Security Council increases pressure on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya

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Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over human rights violations in a statement that was watered down by China

Rohingya refugees walk to take shelter in the southern part of Bangladesh at Palongkhali in Coxs Bazar.
Rohingya refugees walk to take shelter in the southern part of Bangladesh at Palongkhali in Coxs Bazar. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The UN Security Council has called on Myanmar to rein in its military campaign in Rakhine state and allow hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya driven from their homes to return. Tiếp tục đọc “UN Security Council increases pressure on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya”

Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb Rohingya population

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Bangladesh says some 20,000 Rohingya women are pregnant and 600 have given birth since arriving in Bangladesh, though the figures may not account for the births that take place with no formal medical help AFP/Tauseef MUSTAFA

PALONGKHALI, Bangladesh: Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed.

More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country.

The latest arrivals have joined hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled in earlier waves from Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where the stateless Muslim minority has endured decades of persecution. Tiếp tục đọc “Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb Rohingya population”

U.N. Chief Urges Myanmar to End ‘Nightmare’

 Sep 29 2017   By AFP

Newly appointed United Nations general secretary Antonio Guterres speaks to the press in Lisbon, on October 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JOSE MANUEL RIBEIRO

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Antonio Guterres’ plea comes as 19 drown in Rohingya boat capsize

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres exhorted Myanmar’s leaders to end the “nightmare” faced by Rohingya refugees fleeing an army campaign, after at least 19 people drowned with scores more feared dead when a boat carrying Rohingya families capsized off Bangladesh. Tiếp tục đọc “U.N. Chief Urges Myanmar to End ‘Nightmare’”

Despite global criticism, Myanmar’s Rakhine strategy retains strong domestic support

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As the global community continues to put pressure on Myanmar to stop the violence in Rakhine State, Channel NewsAsia speaks to ordinary Myanmar citizens about their take on the situation.

 

 
A file photo of Aung Sann Suu Kyi as she arrived at the National League for Democracy Party’s headquarters after the 2015 general election in Myanmar. (Photo: Pichayada Promchertchoo)

YANGON: While there has been widespread global condemnation of the violence taking place in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, many ordinary people in the country are standing solidly behind the government and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. Tiếp tục đọc “Despite global criticism, Myanmar’s Rakhine strategy retains strong domestic support”

Bangladesh sends back 90 Rohingya despite violence

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A woman holds a child in her arms as she arrives at Yathae Taung township in Rakhine state after fleeing violence in their home village. (Photo: AFP/Wai Moe)

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Bangladesh has detained and forcibly returned 90 Rohingya migrants to Myanmar, police said Sunday (Aug 27), just hours after Myanmar troops on the other side of the border had opened fire on people fleeing the country.

Police intercepted a group of 70 Rohingya late Saturday after they crossed the “zero line” border zone, where Myanmar soldiers earlier fired mortars and machine guns at villagers making the dangerous dash from the northern state of Rakhine into Bangladesh. Tiếp tục đọc “Bangladesh sends back 90 Rohingya despite violence”

Myanmar troops open fire on civilians fleeing attacks

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Bangladeshi border guards say troops fired mortars and machine guns at Rohingya civilians trying to escape bloodshed.

Myanmar soldiers opened fire on fleeing Rohingya civilians – mostly women and children – as they attempted to cross the border into Bangladesh and escape surging violence.

On Saturday, an AFP news agency reporter at Bangladesh’s Ghumdhum border post counted more than a dozen mortar shells and countless machine-gun rounds fired by Myanmar security forces in nearby hills onto a large group of Rohingya desperately trying to cross.

It was not immediately clear if any were hit, but the civilians scattered to evade the barrage.

“They have fired on civilians, mostly women and children, hiding in the hills near the zero line,” Border Guard Bangladesh’s (BGB) station chief Manzurul Hassan Khan confirmed. Tiếp tục đọc “Myanmar troops open fire on civilians fleeing attacks”

Rohingya flee for Bangladesh as fresh violence erupts in Myanmar

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Displaced Rohingya people from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state are gathered at the border town of Ukhiya after Bangladeshi border guards stopped them from entering Bangladesh on Aug 26. efugees towards Bangladesh. (Photo: AFP/STR)

UN appoints team to probe crackdown against Rohingyas

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The UN is sending a fact-finding team to investigate alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Around 75,000 have fled Rakhine state since the military began a security operation last October [Turjoy Chowdhury/NurPhoto via Getty Images]
Around 75,000 have fled Rakhine state since the military began a security operation last October [Turjoy Chowdhury/NurPhoto via Getty Images]

The UN on Tuesday appointed a three-member team to investigate alleged abuses by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The fact-finding mission will be led by prominent Indian lawyer Indira Jaising, Sri Lankan lawyer Radhika Coomaraswamy, and Australian human rights consultant Christopher Dominic Sidoti, according to a statement from the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on Tuesday. Tiếp tục đọc “UN appoints team to probe crackdown against Rohingyas”