Rohingya Muslims

‘Each Rohingya to get $6,000 if returns to Rakhine’

A Chinese government delegation reportedly meets Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, promising each refugee up to USD $6,000 if they returned to Rakhine state in Myanmar, a Bangladeshi official and refugee leaders say.

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

It’s like Nazi camps

A UN investigator has likened Rohingya living conditions in Myanmar to the Nazi concentration camps that were used for torturing political opponents during the World War II in Europe.

March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019

‘Each Rohingya to get $6,000 if returns to Rakhine’

A Chinese government delegation reportedly meets Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, promising each refugee up to USD $6,000 if they returned to Rakhine state in Myanmar, a Bangladeshi official and refugee leaders say.

September 13, 2018
September 13, 2018

UN gets access to Rakhine

The UN began work inside Myanmar's violence-torn northern Rakhine state yesterday, the first time its agencies have been granted permission to operate there since more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled the area last year.

September 4, 2018
September 4, 2018

Rohingya Photos: Myanmar's army offers rare apology

The Myanmar military issues a rare apology, acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority were "published incorrectly".

February 12, 2018
February 12, 2018

‘I feel trapped’: Violence fuels fear among Myanmar Muslims

For four straight days last month, Rahim Muddinn watched, amazed, as Myanmar’s state-run newspapers published special supplements showing Rohingya Muslims accused of being terrorists — nearly 250 photos each day.

November 14, 2017
November 14, 2017

Change of guard in Rakhine

Myanmar's army has replaced the general in charge of Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh amid reports of mass rape, torture and other crimes against humanity.

October 7, 2017
October 7, 2017

UN fears deadly diseases outbreak in planned mega refugee camps

A top UN official says Bangladesh's plan to build the world's biggest refugee camp for 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims was dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly.

October 1, 2017
October 1, 2017

WFP seeks 75 million dollars for Rohingya crisis

The World Food Program (WFP) appeals for 75 million dollars in emergency aid over the next six months to help alleviate the suffering of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar.

September 23, 2017
September 23, 2017

Buddhist mistrust hampers relief for Myanmar's Rohingya

Relief agencies struggling to reach hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims displaced by strife in northwestern Myanmar are facing rising hostility from ethnic Rakhine Buddhists who accuse the United Nations and foreign aid groups of only helping Muslims.

September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017

Rohingya refugees at 'mercy of traffickers': UN

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are "at the mercy" of human traffickers, the United Nations migration agency warns, saying well-managed refugee camps were needed to reduce the risk.