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Rohingya refugees – a woman’s perspective

By DVB I travelled to Sittwe in the beginning of July 2013, with the intention of documenting the situation of the internally displaced Rohingya community. When I arrived at the IDP camps, I was struck by the overwhelmingly high number of women and children in comparison to men. Bearing in mind that conflict affects the […]

Police Inaction Blamed for Scale of New Myanmar Violence

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Armed policemen stand on alert in the streets of Htan Gone village, Aug. 26, 2013. (Photo: AFP By Radio Free Asia August 27, 2013 Residents and legislators in central Myanmar’s Sagaing region expressed anger on Monday over a lack of action by authorities in containing Buddhist mobs who went on a rampage […]

Why Myanmar’s Rohingya are forced to say they are Bengali …..

Police with batons struck him and nine other Rohingya Muslims in handcuffs on the head and back, says Zia Ul Haq and three witnesses, some of whom also claim to have been beaten. “If you say you are Rohingya we will beat you,” the officer told him. “You have to say you are a Bengali.” […]

11 bodies found floating off Rayong

June 2, 2013 Eleven bodies believed to be from Myanmar’s Koh Song province were found floating off Ranong province Sunday. Police were investigating the gruesome findings. They at first found 10 bodies and then another body off Koh Chang in the province’s Muang district. Police suspect they were among dozens of people from Myanmar whose […]

The world keeps silence! “The Massacre of Rohingya goes on in Arakan”

Tuesday, April 23, 2013  Arakan Burma, Massacre, Mayu Press, Rohingya The world keeps silence! The Massacre of Rohingya goes on in Arakan” Mayupress: April 23, 2013 (Mayupress) The sectarian unrest is no new strange human tragedy in Arakan, the northern province of Burma where minority Muslim Rohingyas have been attacked by Buddhists for quite again […]

Myanmar: Government restrictions severely impact access to healthcare in Rakhine state

Tuesday, May 28, 2013  Arakan Burma, MSF, Myanmar, Rohingya News Myanmar 2013 © Kaung Htet A doctor examines a child at the MSF clinic in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Pauk Taw township. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) International May 28, 2013 Yangon, 27 May 2013 – Nearly a year since deadly inter-ethnic clashes in Rakhine […]

Arakan Report Angers Rohingya Leaders: ရခုိင္ ေကာ္မရွင္ အစီရင္ခံစာေၾကာင္း ေဒါသ ၿဖစ္

By SIMON ROUGHNEEN / THE IRRAWADDY| Monday, April 29, 2013 |  Arakan Commission member Aung Naing Oo, of the government-backed Myanmar Peace Center, holds up a copy of the executive summary of the official Arakan investigation commission’s report. (Photo: Simon Roughneen / The Irrawaddy) RANGOON — Rohingya leaders have reacted angrily to the findings of […]