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Rohingya crisis: The other face of today’s humanity

Rohingya-crisis

Looking at the fleeing Rohingyas today – young, old and new born, men and women – all trying to escape a murderous Myanmar army, one may wonder if we have come away from the age of Halagu Khan and his atrocities. The brutality that the Myanmar junta and its Buddhist supporters showed can only match that of Khan and what he inflicted during his siege of Baghdad in 1257. His victims look no different from what we see in the Rohingyas.

Today, in a world we boast of being complete with compassion, empathy and advancements, a pair of twins, barely days old and fleeing for their lives, confront and compel us to reflect on all the things we behold as achievements and progress in humanity. A fleeting mass of people we name as Rohingyas who made desperate attempts to scurry for refuge with stories of mass persecution, torture, rape and arson shake us back to the reality of a world we thought was long left behind.

This is a full coverage of what we have so far written and documented on the Rohingya persecution. 

UN chief urges Myanmar to halt military campaign against Rohingyas
Rohingya Crisis

UN chief urges Myanmar to halt military campaign against Rohingyas

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar to halt its military campaign against Rohingya Muslims, just hours after Aung San Suu Kyi failed to quell an international outcry in a much-anticipated address.

  • Last chance for Suu Kyi, UN chief says

    Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to stop ethnic cleansing, UN chief Antonio Guterres told the BBC in an exclusive interview.

  • General Min Aung Hlaing

    Myanmar army chief urges unity over Rohingya 'issue'

    Myanmar's army chief has urged the country to unite over the "issue" of the Rohingya, a Muslim group he says has no roots in the country, and which his troops are accused of systematically purging.

  • Rohingyas fan out

    Law enforcers are struggling to stop the spread of Rohingyas from registered as well as temporary camps as middlemen and locals are helping the refugees to settle outside the camps.

  • Water, Sanitation Crisis: Roadside refugees suffer the brunt

    Tens of thousands of Rohingyas, who are staying either in the open or in makeshift tents by the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf highway, hardly have any drinking water and sanitation facilities.

  • Supplies stretched, challenges many

    Amarpreet Singh and Jeevan Jyot Singh, two Indian volunteers with Khalsa Aid, stand looking at the long lines of refugees behind a truck laden with sacks of rice in Balukhali area of Ukhia. They are a little taken aback at the sheer number of people.

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    One of the fastest growing crises:UN

    The humanitarian situation in parts of Bangladesh sheltering hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees continues to deteriorate, making it one of the fastest growing refugee crises of recent years, according to the United Nations.

  • Rohingya Refugee Children, Vaccination campaign, Bangladesh, Myanmar,

    Deporting Rohingyas: Indian rights commission to oppose

    India's National Human Rights Commission has said it will oppose the move to deport Rohingya refugees staying illegally in the country when the Indian government submits its affidavit on the issue to the Supreme Court tomorrow.

  • Three killed in refugee camp stampede: report

    Two children and a woman were killed in a stampede for aid near a Bangladesh refugee camp, UN agencies said yesterday amid widespread fights among Rohingyas for food and clothing thrown from relief trucks, reports AFP.

  • International community has two things on their hands

    The unanim-ously adopted press statement of the UN Security Council (UNSC) condemning violence in Myanmar at the closed-door meeting on Wednesday is encouraging but unlikely to deter the Myanmar government from continuing its heinous acts of ethnic cleansing.

  • An estimated 409,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh until September 10, fleeing the military crackdown in Myanmar, says a report published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

    Rohingya influx in Bangladesh now 409,000: IOM

    An estimated 409,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh until September 10, fleeing the military crackdown in Myanmar, says a report published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

    AL team to hold talks with China over Rohingya issue: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says a delegation of the party will hold discussion with Chinese leader over Rohingya issue during its upcoming visit to China.

  • UK for permanent solution to Rohingya crisis: British envoy

    British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake says there is now a global understanding that the decades-old crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State’s cannot be allowed to continue and the UK is active to find a lasting solution to the Rohingya situation.

  • Rohingya influx: IOM seeks coordinated response

    International Organization for Migration (IOM) is seeking a coordinated humanitarian response to the massive inflow of Rohingyas arriving in Cox’s Bazar.

  • National unity needed to deal with Rohingya crisis: BNP

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir underscores the need for forging a nation unity to cope up with the Rohingya crisis on humanitarian ground.

  • How reliefs can be sent for Rohingya refugees

    State Minister for Foreign affairs Shahriar Alam has called upon the countrymen to send reliefs for Rohingya people who have fled into Bangladesh from violence in Rakhine state of Myanmar.

  • Police instruct locals not to rent out their houses to the Rohingya refugees, who have entered Bangladesh after fleeing persecution in Myanmar.

    Don’t rent out houses to Rohingya refugees: Cops

    Police instruct locals not to rent out their houses to the Rohingya refugees, who have entered Bangladesh after fleeing persecution in Myanmar.

  • CPJ urges Bangladesh govt to release 2 Myanmar journos

    Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Bangladesh to immediately release two Myanmar journalists detained on September 7 by the police and drop all charges against them.

  • Rohingya crisis fastest growing in recent years: UN

    The humanitarian situation in parts of Bangladesh sheltering hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees continues to deteriorate, making the crisis one of the fastest growing refugee crises of recent years, according to the United Nations.

  • Turkey thanks Bangladesh for hosting Rohingya refugees

    The Turkish Deputy Prime Minister in a meeting with Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey thanks the Bangladesh government for hosting a big number of the Rohingya refugees.

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    UK declares £25m aid for Myanmar violence victims

    Britain announces an additional £25million aid to meet the urgent needs of the people in both Myanmar and Bangladesh affected by the violence in Rakhine state.

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    ICRC concerned over violence against Rohingya

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expresses grave concern over the violence and its effect on all people in the northern areas of Rakhine in Myanmar.

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    Vaccination for 1.5 lakh Rohingya children

    A rubella and polio vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh children of Rohingya refugees started in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar this morning as Bangladesh sees an influx of people fleeing persecution in Myanmar.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    PM flies to NY today to join UNGA

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here today for New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

  • Rohingya Refugees: Govt plans big to ease plight

    The government has taken a set of decisions, including one to set up 14,000 additional shelters on some 2,000 acres of land near

  • Don't interfere in Myanmar's internal matters

    Amid an international outcry over the military persecution of Rohingyas in Rakhine, Russia yesterday called on other countries to refrain from interfering in Myanmar's internal affairs.

  • Airspace Violation: Dhaka again protests

    The foreign ministry yesterday summoned the Myanmar envoy to Bangladesh and strongly protested the instances of violation of the

  • Solidarity pours in

    Six more eminent global citizens yesterday expressed solidarity with the open letter that 12 Nobel laureates and 15 global personalities sent to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) calling for its immediate intervention to end the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

  • Un Sung Fuh Ror

    Aung San Suu Kyi – what an impressive resume.

  • What I saw in Ukhia

    According to the latest UN report, nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed over to Bangladesh. The Rohingya people, living in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, are fleeing their homes they have lived in for 200 hundred years.

  • Scorched earth

    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have come up with new evidence pointing that the Myanmar army is deliberately burning Rohingya villages and shooting people, which is nothing but ethnic cleansing.

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