Gambia Brings Genocide Case Against Myanmar

Expand Rohingya refugees gather in an open field at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the Myanmar military’s ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine State on August 25, 2019.  © 2019 K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images (The Hague) – The Gambia’s case against Myanmar at the International Court […]

Myanmar: Rohingya Jailed for Traveling

Expand A police officer stands guard at a checkpoint in Shwe Zar village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, September 6, 2017. © 2017 AP Photo (New York) – Myanmar authorities should immediately release 30 Rohingya Muslims detained for attempting to travel from Rakhine State to the city of Yangon, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should […]

Spate of Bangladesh ‘Crossfire’ Killings of Rohingya

Expand Rohingya refugees gather in an open field at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the Myanmar military’s ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine State on August 25, 2019.  © 2019 K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images Bangladesh police have now killed six Rohingya refugees they claim were involved in the August […]

Thailand Offers Persecuted Rohingya Little Hope

Expand Rohingya refugees sit behind bars at a police station in Satun province, southern Thailand on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s racist slurs directed at the Rohingya are bad enough. But they are made even worse because they reflect the Thai government’s cruel policy toward […]

Protecting Refugees in Bangladesh During Monsoon Season

March 14, 2019 Video Bhasan Char Camp Development (October 2017 – March 2019) Satellite image time series of Bhasan Char camp development (October 2017 – March 2018). Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister Abdul Momen recently warned that the coming monsoon season will bring serious risk to Rohingya refugees living in settlements in Cox’s Bazar. But instead of […]

Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugee Students Expelled

Expand Rohingya refugee students demonstrate against being expelled from Bangladeshi secondary schools in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, February 6, 2019. © 2019 Private (Bangkok) ­ The Bangladeshi government has expelled scores of Rohingya refugee children from schools in southeast Bangladesh since late January 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Officials have ordered secondary schools near the […]

For Rohingya, Bangladesh’s Bhashan Char ‘Will Be Like a Prison’

March 14, 2019 Video Bhasan Char Camp Development (October 2017 – March 2019) Satellite image time series of Bhasan Char camp development (October 2017 – March 2018). Bangladesh authorities say they will soon start relocating over 100,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char, a tiny island in the Bay of Bengal. Officials said this is necessary […]

UN Members Thwart China’s Bid to Gut Funds for Myanmar Probe

Expand Smoke is seen rising from Burma’s Taung Pyo Let War village from across the border in Bangladesh.   © 2017 Private United Nations member countries thwarted an attempt by China to slash proposed funding for investigations into Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. This ensures that a newly established UN body will have the […]