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Burma Times: ‘I Am Doing This for Every Place Where Rape Is a Weapon of War.’ Meet the Woman Documenting Sexual Violence Against Myanmar’s Rohingya When Rohingya refugees began fleeing into Bangladesh in 2016 and 2017, lawyer and activist Razia Sultana found herself on the frontline of a sexual violence epidemic. The Myanmar military, in […]

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– Such cards are important ways to protect Rohingya identity and right to return to their homeland, says UNHCR DHAKA, Bangladesh (Burma Times) – All the Rohingya who fled a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar and took shelter in Bangladesh’s southern refugee camps need to get viable ID cards to ensure meaningful and safe repatriation, according to […]

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The Burma Times: More than 3,200 people were displaced last week in Myanmar following intensified fighting between the Arakan Army rebel group and the Myanmar Military in the northern Mrauk-U Township. With nine Myanmar police officers confirmed dead, and eleven more still held-prisoner, this latest clash with the Burmese military signals continued strife for stabilizing […]

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Rohingya reject relocation to Bangladesh’s island ‘prison camp’ Dhaka (Burma Times) Bangladeshi authorities say they are ready to move some 100,000 Rohingya refugees to houses on a remote island in the Bay of Bengal. Although construction is completed, the UN has said the island “may not be habitable.” Bhashan Char is a small, sediment island that is […]

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China never offers money to Rohingya people for them to go back,’ says Chinese Embassy Attaché in Dhaka DHAKA, Bangladesh (BT) – A Chinese official has denied reports that his country’s government delegation had promised each family of Rohingya refugees $6,000 if they returned to restive Rakhine State in Myanmar, a media report said. According to BenarNews, […]

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Decrying ‘industrial-scale ethnic cleansing,’ UK minister urges Myanmar to create conditions to allow Rohingya to return DHAKA, Bangladesh (BT) – A top British official on Tuesday urged Myanmar’s authorities to ensure a safe environment for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims who fled the country since August 2017.  “This major man-made humanitarian crisis has been […]

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