Credit: Sal Man

“I ran from village to village, crawled among corpses.
The river I crossed became an ocean, the days I wandered on my bare feet to reach safety is still a nightmare.”

Ro Yassin Abdumonab, Rohingya refugee

Please download and read the new report “First they targeted our culture and language” elaborated by a team of Rohingya youths about the worrying development regarding the ongoing extinction and vanishing of the Rohingya culture.

Now out to order: “A chance to breathe. A photography book by Rohingya refugees.” https://www.fortifyrights.org/

New report out to download on Rohingya human trafficking in Malaysia demanding to prosecute officials involved and mishandled investigation. https://www.fortifyrights.org/

Out now! The first fascinating issue of the “Rohingyatographer Magazine” now available online! Get your copy over https://www.blurb.com/

“Helping communities build back in Cox’s Bazar”, report by Zia Hero Naing for www.nrc.no

“A language in crisis: Rohingya”, report by Mayyu Ali in culturalsurvival.org

“An Island Jail in the Middle of the Sea”, report by hrw.org

“The Torture in My Mind”, report by fortifyrights.org

PDF “Lockdown and shutdown”, Exposing the impacts of recent network disruptions in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Literature:

Bari, Muhammad Abdul, The Rohingya crisis, A people facing extinction, Kube Publishing Ltd., 2018

Habiburahman, First they erased our name, A Rohingya speaks, Scribe, 2019

Ibrahim, Azeem, The Rohingyas, Inside Myanmar’s Genocide, Hurst&Company, 2018

Lee, Ronan, Myanmar’s Rohingya Genocide: Identity, History and Hate Speech, I.B. Tauris, 2021

Sardiña Galache, Carlos, The Burmese labyrinth, A history of the Rohingya tragedy, Verso, 2020

Wade, Francis, Myanmar’s enemy within, Buddhist violence and the making of a Muslim “other”, Zed Books Ltd., 2019

Publications:

“My world is finished”, Rohingya targeted in crimes against humanity in Myanmar, Amnesty International, 2017

“We will destroy everything”, Military responsibility for crimes against humanity in Rakhine State, Myanmar, Amnesty International, 2018

Washaly, Najeeb, Rohingya, The identity crisis, 2019

Presse-Freeman, Elliott and Mausert, Kirt, Two sides of the same Arakanese coin: Rakhine, Rohingya and Ethnogenesis as Schismogenesis, in Unrevaling Myanmar: Critical hurdles to Myanmar’s opening up process, Kyoto U Press, 2020

History related links:

The Etymology of Arakan and Rohang. Aman Ullah (Oct 2019)

What Happened to Aung San Suu Kyi? The Atlantic (Aug 2019)

The World Is Reaping the Chaos the British Empire Sowed. Foreign Policy (Aug 2019)

Rohingya: The History of a Muslim Identity in Myanmar. Jacques Leider, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History (May 2018)

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them. Foreign Policy (Aug 2019)

International Conference on Rohingya Crisis. North South University (Jul 2019) video 1, 2, 3, 4

What is Myanmar offering Rohingya to return home? Aljazeera (Jul 2019)

Rohingya History in Chronological order. Rohingya Vision (May 2018)

Rohingya Ethnic Muslim Minority and the 1982 Citizenship Law in Burma. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (Nov 2017)

They tried to kill us Atrocity Crimes against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. Fortify Rights and US Holocaust Memorial Museum (Nov 2017)

Myanmar Rohingya’s. (2017)

Muslims in Arakan. Michael Charney in The Stateless (Oct 2016)

The A short account of their history and culture. Abdul Karim, Arakan Historical Society, Chittangong (Jun 2000)

A History of Arakan (Past & Present). Md Yunus, Chittagong University (1994)

by Ba Tha Buthidaung. Islamic Review, Woking UK (1965)

The Coming of Islam to Arakan. Ba Tha Buthidaung The Guardian Magazine (1965)

Arakanese/Rakhine/Rohingya History. Online Burma/Myanmar Library with comprehensive bibliography since 1799

Bibliography of Burma Studies. Tea Circle Oxford

Master Aman Ullah. A Rohingya Historian’s Blog

Identity related Links:

We, the Rohingya youth, demand our right to an education. Al Jazeera (Dec 2019)

The Global Compact on Refugees: Lessons from Bangladesh. HPG (Dec 2019)

What it’s like to become a US citizen after a lifetime of statelessness. PRI (Sep 2019)

My heart cries”: For one Rohingya refugee, a dream of home that may never be fulfilled. Vox (Sep 2019)

“Tools of Genocide” National Verification Cards and the Denial of Citizenship of Rohingya in Myanmar. Click here for Fortify Rights (Sep 2019)

“My heart cries”: For one Rohingya refugee, a dream of home that may never be fulfilled. Vox (Sep 2019)

Citizens of nowhere: one million Rohingya still without rights, status or justice. The Conversation (Aug 2019)

‘The land where we lived has gone’ – the life story of a Rohingya refugee. The Guardian (Aug 2019

Two Sides of the Same Arakanese Coin: ‘Rakhine,’ ‘Rohingya,’ and Ethnogenesis as Schismogenesis. Elliott Prasse-Freeman and Kirt Mausert, Kyoto University Press (2019)

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them. Foreign Policy (Aug 2019)

Rohingya body wants involvement in decision-making. Dhaka Tribune (Jun 2019)

’We’re Not Allowed to ’ Rohingya Muslims Exiled to Bangladesh Are Stuck in Limbo Without an End In Sight. Feliz Solomon for Time (May 2019)

Registration gives many Rohingya refugees identification for the first time. UNHCR news (May 2019)

See the refugee babies born with nowhere to call home. NatGeo (Dec 2018)

Dignity and the displaced Rohingya in Bangladesh. HPG Working paper (Aug 2018)

In Rohingya camps, traditional healers fill a gap in helping refugees overcome trauma. The New Humanitarian (Jul 2018)

Decorating public and private spaces: Identity and pride in a refugee camp. Sara Nabil (Apr 2018)

The true origins of Myanmar’s Rohingya. Asian Times (Dec 2017)

I am Rohingya. Mohammad Rakibul Hasan for Private Photo Review (Dec 2017)

The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Genocide. Azeem Ibrahim (May 2016)

Art related links:

‘Growing Together Campaign’ launches Rohingya children’s art exhibition. Daily Star (Jan 2020)

Myanmar’s Rohingya children share dreams through art. Amnesty International (Oct 2019)

Rohingya women defy threats in refugee camps to rebuild lives one stitch at a time. Reuters (Aug 2019)

A stitch in time: how craftivists found their radical voice. The Guardian (Jul 2019)

Migrant women fleeing violence find beauty and healing in embroidery. America Jesuit Review (Jul 2019)

Children’s picture book artists tell migrants’ stories through postcards. The Guardian (May 2019)

Home. Embroidery exhibition by Lakemba Rohingya Community – Australia (May 2019)

BEING THE OTHER Exhibition of artwork by Rohingya refugee children. Daily Star (Mar 2019)

Rohingya Refugees Find Hope through Art. Global Citizen & Artolution (Mar 19)

Rohingya: Painting their story. Jaime Joyce for the Pulitzer Centre (Sept 2018)

Illustrations by Rohingya Children Depict Violence No Child Should Ever Have to Face. Global Citizen (Aug 2018)

Rohingya Refugees: Resilience Through Art! by Artolution (2018)

Healing through Art (video). Photography workshop by UNICEF (Jul 2018)

The Elephant in the Room by Kamruzzaman Shadhin (Apr 2018)

The Tragic Brilliance Of The Toys Rohingya Children Have Invented From Trash. FastCompany (Mar 2018)

‘The most important thing I have’: Rohingya refugees on what they most value. By Brian Sokol in The Guardian (Mar 2018)

Rubyia the artist. IOM (Dec 2017)

Threads, Changing Lives, stich by stich. Women, story telling and embroidery doucmentary (2014)

Music related links:

A boy who can sing: The life of a Rohingya child refugee. Aljazeera (Nov 2019)

In exile in Bangladesh , a bittersweet revival of Rohingya Culture. Reuters (May 2019)

Rohingya Refugees Create Music To Memorialize Culture For Future Generations. National Public Radio (Jan 2019)

RCMC Rohingya Cultural Musical Club. YouTube channel from 2017 (90 videos)

Arakan Rohingya Series. YouTube channel from 2017 (5 songs)

Rohingya Tarana (34 songs) from the Rohingya Song Studio (270 Rohingya songs)

Music in Exile selection of Rohingya musicians, full album in SoundCloud

Rohingya traditional music. Video sample with harmonium

Rohingya video song. Video sample with electric guitar, cymbals, and drum

Literature related links:

Why No Goodbye? A novel by Pamela L Laskin (Nov 2019)

In Myanmar, underground poetry nights build bridges between Rohingya and Burmese writers. PRI (Oct 2019)

The Linguistic Innovation Emerging From Rohingya Refugees. Forbes (Sep 2019)

Rohingya poet turn words into art of resistance. Anadolu Agency (Aug 2019)

First, they erased our A Rohingya speaks. Book by Habiburahman, Sribe (Aug 2019)

I want to send messages to my people and to the world through my Shahida. Aid Worker Voices (Jul 2019)

I am Rohingya by Mayuu Ali. Rohingya poems, Book Depository, UK (May 2019)

Rohingya Writing as Activism: A Conversation with Mayyu Ali. World Literature Today (Jan 2019)

The Art Garden. Rohingya Poetry FB page by Mayuu Ali

The Tears of Arakan, Between me and my ancestral dwelling place, poetry by Pan Thar, Amazon fulfillment (Oct. 2021)

Story-telling related links:

Unleashing Bangladesh’s Bamboo Potential. The Storyteller, IOM (2019)

In Bangladesh refugee camps, Rohingya youth speak out. Frontier Myanmar (Aug 2019)

Passing the Microphone to the Rohingya. BRAC (Jun 2019)

Story-tellers. Refugee storytelling project by WFP (Apr 2)

Photography related links:

Rohingyatographer Magazine, Issue #1, founded & edited by Sahat Zia Hero, published at blurb.com (Jun 2022)

Rohingya refugees document their barbed-wire enclosure. Shafiur Rahman for Medium (Jan 2020)

Shafiur Rahman. Bangladeshi photographer

A flash of Rohingya genocide. Exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala News Age, Daily Star & Prothom Alo (Jan 2020)

I’m better than before but inside my heart lies so much pain. UNWOMEN photobook by Alilson Sarah Joyce (Oct 2019)

A World on the Move. National Geographic (Aug 2019)

Os rohingyas “lutam diariamente contra a morte”. KM Asad for Publico (Aug 2019)

Life Through the Eyes of a Rohingya Photographer. Azad Mohammed (May 2019)

Nihab Rahman. Cox’s Bazar based photographer

No Place on Earth. Photobook by Patrick Brown (2019)

Remains from the ahes. Amnesty International (Feb 2019)

100 Faces of Rohingya. Al Jazeera (2018)

136, I am Rohingya. Saiful Huq Omi in The Eye of Photography (Dec 2018)

We are going to die collecting firewood. R&K Insider (Oct 2018)

Rohingya picture an ‘uncomfortable’ win. Strait Times (Oct 2018)

Rohingya refugees fish in troubled waters. By Clodagh Kilcoyne in The Guardian (Jun 2018)

The Unwilling Smugglers. R&K Insider (Apr 2018)

Letters from Arakan. R&K Insider (Jan 2018)

Where the Rohingya once lived. Images of Rohingya burn villagers in Myanmar, Reuters (Dec 2017)

Path of Persecution. William Daniels for NatGeo (Nov 2017)

Desperate Journey. Kevin Frayer for Time Magazine (Oct 2017)

Searing images of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps go on show. Greg Constantine for Post Magazine (Sep 2017)

Without a Home, and Without Hope. William Daniels for National Geographic (Aug 2017)

Letters from Arakan. Adib Chowdhury (2017)

These Are The Horrors That The Rohingya Refugees Face Everyday. Gabriel Sanchez for BuzzFeed (Sep 2018)

This is What Despair Looks Like. Szymon Barylski for Politico (Apr 2018)

The Rohingya, Burma’s Forgotten Muslims. James Nachtwey for Time (Sep 2018)

Rohingya refugee children face an uncertain future. Patrick Brown for UNICEF (Sep 2018)

The Rohingya: A photo-essay. Leif B. Kennedy for The Stateless (Sep 2018)

From Fear to Freedom. Vidhyaa for Medium (Aug 2018)

Documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis. Kevin Frayer for The Guardian (Oct 2017)

The Unwanted: A Haunting look at the Rohingya who escape ethnic cleansing. Paula Broinstein for The Intercept (Oct 2017)

Train to Nowehere. Yola Verbruggen for R&K Insider (Nov 2016)

Border of Existence. Chris Beale for R&K Insider (Jul 2015)

Exile Voices. Photo project by Reza for UNHCR (2015)

Nowhere People. Photobook by Greg Constantine (2015)

Colouring it beautiful: artists on the loose in a refugee camp. Samantha Robison in The Guardian (2014)

Our Walls Bear Witness: The Plight of Burma’s Rohingya. Greg Constantine at the Holocaust Memorial Museum (2013)

Exiled to Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingyas. Photobook by Greg Constantine (2012)

From Myanmar to Nowhere. Saiful Huq Omi for R&K Insider (Nov 2012)

Filmography related links:

Lost & Found. Short film by Oscar nominated Orlando Einsiedel (Nov 2019)

Exiled. Documentary by Shahida Tulaganova (Nov 2019)

Rohingya, la mécanique du crime. Arte TV (Oct 2019)

Rohingya crisis through the eyes of Al Jazeera’s journalists. Al Jazeera (Aug 2019)

Beyond Refuge: Dialogues. Refugee film project at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre – Australia (May 2019)

Radio Rohingya | Witness. Aljazeera+ (Nov 2018)

A Pair of Sandal. Josim Ahmed (Feb 2018). Dhaka Tribune

JonmoBhumee (The Birth Land). Bangladeshi drama produced in the refugee camps (2018)

She Called Me Red. World-First Live Documentary for Instagram. Yunus for SBS Australia (Aug 2018)

Brides and Brothels: The Rohingya Trade. Al Jazera (Mar 2018)

Human Flow. Documentary about refugees by Ai Weiwei (2018)

Kraben Rahu (Manta Ray). A friendship story of Thai fisherman who rescues Rohingya refugee (2018)

Displaced. VOA Documentary (2018)

Myanmar Killing Fields. A special investigation into the mass exodus of Rohingya. SBS Documentary (2018)

I am Rohingya. VR film made in the refugee camps by Contrast and AJ+ (2018)

I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts. Documentary produced by Rohingya youth in Toronto (2018)

Ali & the Long Journey to Australia. Refugee children’s story turned into a claymation video. The Guardian (Jun 2018)

Exiled To Nowhere-Burma’s Rohingya. Photo-documentary by Greg Constantine (2017)

The Journey. Majid Adin (2017)

The Floating man. Jobair Babu (2017)

Aqérat (We, The Dead). Edmun Yeo ( (2017)

Four Days With a Rohingya Family in Exile (Dec 2017). The New York Times

Space on Earth. BRAC advertising produced in the camps launching a TV into space (2017)

Bangladesh: United Nations Delegation Visits Burmese Refugee Camp In Bangladesh (1978)

Arakan during WWII. Several footages from Pathe and Reuters (1940-1944)

Relevant Rohingya websites:

New Webpage and Blog by the Rohingya historian Aman Ullah

ARNO (Arakan Rohingya National Organisation)

Rohingya Project Blockchain ecosystem project

Links of Rohingya Websites Worldwide

Potential partners:

Libraries Without Borders & Ideas Box. Collecting Rohingya stories and folktales to explore the collective imaginary

Books Unbound. A project by Sophie Danielson reconnecting Rohingya families worldwide

Hirondelle Foundation. Audio programs in the camps (music recordings)

Nayeen Kalam. Rohingya photographer based in Chittagong (passed away Sep 2019)

Nihab Rahman. Cox’s Bazar based photographer

Aman Ullah. Rohingya historian living in Chittagong

Michael W Charney. SOAS Historian expert on Burma history

Artolution. Collective murals in the camps

Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington (Rohingya exhibition scheduled for Jan 2020 curated by Greg Constantine)

Memory Project. Refugee portrait drawing project

Testimony Tailors. Rohingya refugee women garment cooperative

Paraa Studio (Dhaka). Bamboo Playground