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Rohingya Face Fresh Uncertainty in Myanmar
An uptick in the conflict between Myanmar’s military and an ethnic armed organization in western Rakhine State is raising new concerns about the fate of the Rohingya population. In 2017, over ...

May 08, 2024

Myanmar: Five things to know about the humanitarian crisis in northern Rakhine | MSF
Nimrat Kaur, MSF project coordinator in Myanmar, shares insights on the dire humanitarian crisis in the country amidst escalating violence.

Apr 15, 2024

Myanmar: Military Forcibly Recruiting Rohingya
The Myanmar military has abducted and forcibly recruited more than 1,000 Rohingya Muslim men and boys from across Rakhine State since February 2024.

Apr 09, 2024

Gangs, kidnappings, murders: why thousands of Rohingya are desperately trying to escape refugee ...
The number of Rohingya trying to escape Bangladesh by boat has risen 74% since October. Increasing lawlessness in the camps is one of the major push factors.

Mar 27, 2024

Death, abuse and torture: traffickers hold fleeing Rohingya to ransom for up to £3,000 a time
People trapped in the world’s largest refugee camp hope to seek new lives elsewhere despite threats facing them as they attempt to leave Bangladesh

Mar 05, 2024

At least 20 Rohingya killed during fighting in Arakan State
FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM The Rohingya Human Rights Initiative stated that at least 20 Rohingya civilians have been killed and 104 others have been injured during fighting between the Burma Army and the ...

Jan 30, 2024

Bangladesh Police Abuses Rampant in Rohingya Camps
Earlier this month, a Rohingya woman in a refugee camp in Bangladesh reported that a police officer had been stalking her for a year. She said that on the night of January 7, he entered her home ...

Jan 24, 2024

UNHCR: 569 Rohingya died at sea in 2023, highest in nine years
People from the mostly Muslim Myanmar minority continue to make perilous journeys across the sea in search of safety.

Jan 24, 2024

Fire at Rohingya refugee camp leaves thousands homeless again
Around 7,000 Rohingya refugees have been made homeless again after a fire in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar camp.

Jan 07, 2024

Jan 12, 2024

Transgender in Bhasan Char
Struggle for Acceptance of Transgender Refugees in Bhasan Char

Jan 03, 2024

Seeking Safe Shores: The Rohingya in the Andaman Sea
Guest contributors Saiful Arakani and Shafiur Rahman In the dim light of early dawn, the shores of Muara Batu, north Aceh, bore witness to a heart-rending scene, a stark departure from the region’s ...

Dec 11, 2023

Bangladesh's Joint Operations with Myanmar's Military
The destruction of No Man's Land Rohingya encampment.

Nov 24, 2023

200 Rohingya Refugees Land in Indonesia as Weekly Arrivals Pass 1,000
Locals in Aceh last week turned away several boat arrivals from Bangladesh, saying they did not have the resources to accept more refugees; a UN team was en route.

Nov 22, 2023

‘There Is No Hope’: Death and Desperation Take Over the World’s Largest Refugee Camp
Exiled from Myanmar and viewed as a burden in Bangladesh, the Rohingya remain trapped between two nations that both shun them, while their proud culture fades away.

Sep 05, 2023

Rohingya Refugees Capture the Reality of Their Lives One Photo at a Time
In the summer of 2017, when Ishrat Bibi passed her matriculation exams in Myanmar, her brother gifted her a smartphone. His gift would change Bibi’s life.  “I immediately started taking photos ...

Sep 11, 2023

Six Years as Refugees and Still No Refuge – PRIO Blogs
“What is happening with the Rohingya refugees? We heard so much about all the horrible things, but how are they now?” These are questions I often get when I talk to people about my research. What ...

Aug 31, 2023

What is life like inside the world’s largest refugee camp?
Six years after Myanmar’s brutal crackdown, Al Jazeera explores the current living conditions in Rohingya refugee camps.

Aug 28, 2023

Six years of Rohingya exodus: Food crisis and fears of a ‘lost generation’
Refugees mark August 25 as ‘Genocide Day’ to demand justice and safe and voluntary repatriation to their Myanmar homes.

Aug 25, 2023

Bangladesh: Spiraling Violence Against Rohingya Refugees
Bangladesh authorities are failing to adequately protect Rohingya refugees from surging violence by armed groups and criminal gangs, with layers of barriers to police, legal, and medical assistance.

July 13, 2023

Prioritise the Rohingya’s safety and well-being
The Rohingya crisis continues to leave a tragic trail of immense suffering and injustice.

Jun. 09, 2023

UN not given access to Rohingya refugee camps after Cyclone Mocha | Global development | The ...
UNHCR says it’s awaiting permission from Myanmar government to distribute health supplies in Sittwe, where an estimated 90% of Rohingya homes have been destroyed

May 19, 2023

A Rohingya photographer’s dispatch on food-aid cuts in the refugee camps - Himal Southasian
The reduction in World Food Program rations for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, is exacerbating their immense suffering. Food insecurity and malnutrition, already acute, are worsening.

Apr. 29, 2023

Myanmar junta sets its sights on Rohingya ahead of UN court deadline
Ahead of this month’s deadline to submit arguments and evidence to the International Court of Justice, the military regime has been using questionable methods to collect testimony from Rohingya, at ...

Apr. 07, 2023

Rohingya refugees brave perilous seas to escape camp desperation
At least 348 Rohingya died or went missing last year, the United Nations says, as they turned to smugglers to flee worsening conditions in the sprawling Bangladeshi camps.

Apr. 07, 2023

HRW Urges Bangladesh to Halt Rohingya Returns
The Rohingya picked for Myanmar's junta repatriation project are unwilling to return, says Human Rights Watch.

Mar. 31, 2023

How arson became a gang weapon at Rohingya camps
As warring factions compete for gang territory, refugees are caught in the middle.

Mar. 30, 2023

‘Becoming visible’: India’s first female Rohingya graduate
Tasmida Johar is happy she was able to study despite the odds but wishes other Rohingya women also had the opportunity.

Mar. 28, 2023

The Rohingya fled genocide. Now, violence stalks them as refugees.
A visit to the camps at Cox's Bazar revealed that international and Bangladeshi agencies charged with protecting the Rohingya have failed to stem a surge in violence.

Mar. 07, 2023

Fire blazes through crowded Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh
At least 2,000 huts damaged in one of the 32 camps in Cox’s Bazar district where more than 1.2 million people live.

Mar. 05, 2023

Rohingya in Bangladesh camps decry ‘devastating’ UN food aid cuts
After a $125m donation shortfall, monthly food vouchers were cut from $12 to $10 per person, said World Food Programme.

Mar. 03, 2023

3 Rohingya poets at Dhaka Lit Fest express desire to return home
Abdullah Habib, Shahida Win and Ayala Akter participated at the session

Jan. 06, 2023

Mob kills 2 Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh camp – DW – 10/16/2022
A group of Rohingya attacked two Rohingya refugee camp leaders in Bangladesh, according to a police spokesman. Some sources indicated that a rebel group fighting in Myanmar might be connected to the ...

Oct. 16, 2022

Muslim exodus continues in Arakan State
DMG Newsroom13 September 2022, Sittwe  Risking arrest and prosecution with potential imprisonment of up to five years, Muslims in Arakan State continue to attempt to leave Arakan State to work ...

Sep. 13, 2022

Stateless Rohingya continue to struggle for survival in Myanmar
Five years after 700,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh, and a decade after intercommunal violence rocked Rakhine State, those who remain live in a state of limbo.

Aug. 25, 2022

Over a Dozen of Rohingya Refugees Detained in Jammu-Kashmir On Allegation of Holding Fake UNHCR ...
Over a dozen Rohingya refugees in Jammu-Kashmir were reportedly detained by the Indian police on the allegation of holding fake documents of UNHCR since 17th April, 2022. At 11: 30 AM…

Apr. 21, 2022

6 Rohingya dead, hundreds flee after riot at Malaysian detention camp
KUALA LUMPUR: Six Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, including two children, have died after being hit by vehicles on a Malaysian highway as hundreds fled an immigration detention centre where a riot ...

Apr. 20, 2022

Children Separated From Mothers: Rohingyas in India Fear Detention, Deportation
Indefinite detention, deportation and lack of a domestic legislation are causing chaos in the precarious lives of the Rohingya who have have fled Myanmar's violence

Apr. 19, 2022

Bangladesh: New Restrictions on Rohingya Camps
Bangladesh authorities have, in recent months, intensified their restrictions on Rohingya refugees’ livelihoods, movement, and education, Human Rights Watch said today. Officials have arbitrarily ...

Apr. 05, 2022

Bangladesh: Officials Threaten Rohingya for Setting Up Schools
(Bangkok) – Bangladesh officials are threatening to confiscate Rohingya refugees’ identity documents and forcibly relocate them to a remote, flood-prone island if they violate an arbitrary ban on ...

Mar. 23, 2022

Biden administration rules Myanmar army committed genocide against Rohingya
The Biden administration has formally determined that violence committed against the Rohingya minority by Myanmar's military amounts to genocide and crimes against humanity, U.S. officials told ...

Mar. 21, 2022

Bhasan Char and Refugee ‘Warehousing’
Bangladesh’s relocation of Rohingya refugees has disturbing parallels to offshore detention of refugees elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region.

Feb. 08, 2022

Rights body urges Bangladesh not to force Rohingya to move to island
Relocation of stateless people to Bhasan Char being conducted on voluntary basis, says Dhaka

Jan. 31, 2022

Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camp fire leaves thousands homeless
Authorities say more than 5,000 people lose their homes after fire raced through shelters made of bamboo and tarpaulin.

Jan. 09, 2022

Bangladesh: End Restrictions and Protect Rohingya Refugees - Fortify Rights
U.N. human rights expert concludes visit to Bhasan Char and mainland refugee camps

Dec. 20, 2021

BROUK President’s testimony opens Rohingya genocide case in Argentina - Burmese Rohingya ...
Media Release From Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK Tun Khin, the President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, will testify in an Argentinian court this Thursday 16 December, marking the start ...

Dec. 15, 2021

Joint Statement: Rohingya Denounces ARSA
Joint Statement Rohingya Denounces ARSA Date: December 7, 2021

Dec. 7, 2021

Rohingya Activist Dedicates Herself to Healing Trauma and Supporting Women - Fortify Rights
Born in Myanmar and raised in Bangladesh, Razia Sultana is a human rights activist, researcher, and founder of the RW Welfare Society.

Dec. 7, 2021

Historic decision by Argentinian courts to take up genocide case against Myanmar - Burmese Rohingya ...
Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK The Argentinian judiciary has taken the historic step to open a court case against the Myanmar military – including Min Aung Hlaing and much of ...

Nov. 28, 2021

Argentina: Prosecute Crimes Against Rohingya in Myanmar - Fortify Rights
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Fortify Rights submit amicus curiae to Federal Court in Argentina

Oct. 1, 2021

The evidence is clear: The US must recognize genocide in Myanmar
It’s been four long years since the Myanmar military’s most egregious attack on the Rohingya people, and it’s time for the U.S. government to finally recognize those crimes for what they are: ...

Sep. 22, 2021

Bangladesh: Investigate killing of prominent Rohingya activist Mohib Ullah
Amnesty International calls on Bangladeshi authorities and UN Refugee Agency to ensure safety in camps following shooting of leading activist

Sep. 29, 2021

Police detain 19 Rohingyas in Chittagong
They had run away from Bhashan Char to go to the Rohingya camp in Teknaf

Sep. 8, 2021

Rohingya Refugee Children Are Being Denied an Education
The only education accessible to children in the world’s largest refugee settlement is provided by a network of unsupported community-based Rohingya schools.

Sep. 3, 2021

Over 40 Rohingya missing or dead from capsized boat off Bhasan Char, Bangladesh
By Mohamed Rafique, The Rohingya Post Cox’s Bazar: Over 40 Rohingya refugees have been reportedly missing after a boat carrying at least 60 Rohingya capsized off Bhasan Char at 1:00 AM local time ...

Aug. 14, 2021

Rohingya refugees receive first COVID vaccinations in Bangladesh
More than 4,000 Rohingyas living in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps in Bangladesh have received their first COVID-19 vaccine shots, as part of a national inoculation drive to curb the spread of the ...

Aug. 11, 2021

Bangladesh: Rohingya photographers document deadly camp floods
The Norwegian Refugee Council asked two Rohingya photographers to document the flood’s aftermath. This is what they saw.

Aug. 3, 2021

At least six Rohingya refugees killed as floods hit camps in Bangladesh | Global development | The ...
Shelters swept away as activists say people stuck in Cox’s Bazar are highly vulnerable to the ‘rapidly changing climate’

Jul. 29, 2021

Rohingya Camp Fire Aftermath: No Decent Living Condition, Harassment Continues
On 12 June, a Rohingya refugee camp in Delhi was burnt down to the ground, impacting 53 families.

Jul. 15, 2021

Rohingya wary as Myanmar’s anti-junta resistance reaches out
The NUG invited the Rohingya to ‘join hands’ to end military rule, promising to repatriate those who fled to Bangladesh in 2017. A shadow government is breaking taboos in Buddhist-majority ...

Jul. 12, 2021

Jun. 19, 2021

Bangladesh defends use of fences after deadly Rohingya camp fire
Humanitarian agencies call for the removal of barbed wire fences, Bangladeshi officials deny they trapped the refugees.

Mar. 24, 2021

'Devastating' fire at Rohingya camp in Bangladesh kills 15, leaves 400 missing - UN
At least 15 people have been killed in a massive fire that ripped through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, while at least 400 remain missing, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Mar. 23, 2021

UN team visits remote Bangladesh island where Rohingya relocated
Delegation on three-day visit to Bhasan Char island in Bay of Bengal where Bangladesh moved more than 13,000 refugees.

Mar. 17, 2021

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Feb. 23, 2021
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Opinion | Where Do the Rohingya Go After the Coup in Myanmar?
In the countrywide protests against the coup, nobody is talking about the future of the persecuted Rohingya minority.

Feb. 18, 2021

After a decade of change in Myanmar, fear of the past drives anti-coup protests
A communications blackout, the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi without word, wild rumours fed by a paucity of information.

Feb. 07, 2021

Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar's military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National ...

Feb. 01, 2021

Rohingya Woman Challenges Gender Discrimination in Education - Fortify Rights
“Saima”—not her real name—founded an education program for refugee women and girls through two informal home-based education programs.

Jan. 24, 2021

Access to education can help Rohingya children overcome the decades of marginalization faced by the ...
With education comes the awareness about rights that the Rohingya community has been denied for decades.

Jan. 24, 2021

Declaration by the Diverse and United Communities of Arakan
Declaration by the Diverse and United Communities of Arakan January 18, 2021   Participants from Rakhine, Muslim (Rohingya), and other minority communities have held a series of meetings since ...

Jan. 18, 2021

For Young Rohingya Brides, Marriage Means a Perilous, Deadly Crossing
Girls and young women from refugee camps in Bangladesh, promised to men they have never met, are undertaking the dangerous journey to Malaysia to join them.

Jan. 14, 2021

Bangladesh ships Rohingya refugees to remote island despite outcry
Bangladesh naval vessels carried about 1,600 Rohingya refugees to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal on Friday despite complaints by refugees and rights groups that some were being coerced.

Dec. 4, 2020

‘Kill All You See’: In a First, Myanmar Soldiers Tell of Rohingya Slaughter
Video testimony from two soldiers supports widespread accusations that Myanmar’s military tried to eradicate the ethnic minority in a genocidal campaign.

Dec. 4, 2020

Bangladesh: Halt relocation of Rohingya refugees to remote island
In response to the relocation of hundreds of Rohingya refugees to the Bhashan Char, a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, Amnesty International’s South Asia Campaigner, Saad Hammadi, said

Dec. 3, 2020

Photo essay: Rohingya refugee camp
My name is Abdullah. I am 26 years old and a Rohingya.  I live in one of the world’s largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, but I was born in Maungdaw Township, Rakhine state, Myanmar. As a Rohi…

Nov. 7, 2020

Sexual Violence, Trauma, and Neglect: Observations of Health Care Providers Treating Rohingya ...
Executive Summary In August 2017, the armed forces of Myanmar (Tatmadaw) unleashed a campaign of widespread and systematic attacks on the country’s Rohingya communities, escalating previous ...

Oct. 22, 2020

First person: Why we Rohingya refugees risk our lives at sea
Hundreds of Rohingya have been cast adrift and left to die on the open seas. This is why refugees like me risk our lives.

May. 1, 2020

Life in the camps: A Rohingya speaks out
Rohingya people have been suffering the impacts of discrimination, racial hatred and state violence for many decades, enduring both physical and mental abuses. We have been marginalized by the gove…

Mar. 2, 2020