Tag: Rohingya

Rohingya Refugee Camps Are the Next Frontline in COVID-19 Fight

Rohingya Refugee Camps Are the Next Frontline in COVID-19 Fight

The COVID-19 pandemic is a truly global crisis, challenging even the most advanced health systems and economies in the world. But more devastation looms as the novel coronavirus has not yet reached many of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Among them are more than 900,000 Rohingya...

The Rohingya Crisis: What to Watch for in 2019

The Rohingya Crisis: What to Watch for in 2019

Bangladesh and the UN must continue to work together to improve the conditions for nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees. The year 2018 was a dire and desperate year for the Rohingya minority from western Myanmar. Two-thirds of the population that had been living in western Rakhine State before the...

A Rohingya Genocide in the Making

A Rohingya Genocide in the Making

Myanmar is witnessing an ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya.  As the world’s attention is focused on the tragedy of Aleppo, a small pocket of western Myanmar is witnessing a genocide of its own in the making. In response to recent attacks against the police by Rohingya militants, the...

Ignoring the Plight of the Rohingya is a Mistake

Ignoring the Plight of the Rohingya is a Mistake

The State Department’s minimization of the plight of the Rohingya is sending dangerous, mixed messages to Myanmar and its neighbors. The US State Department’s recent declaration of the Islamic State (IS) being responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control, including...

The Rohingya Issue is More Than a Humanitarian Crisis

The Rohingya Issue is More Than a Humanitarian Crisis

The ongoing religious tension fueled by extremism may become a substantial threat to Myanmar's democracy. With a new parliament sworn in and the date for selecting a new president fast approaching, Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) is now tasked with laying the foundation...

Accusations of Genocide Rock Myanmar’s Transition

Accusations of Genocide Rock Myanmar’s Transition

With claims of genocide in Myanmar, the international community has failed to usher the country through its democratic transition. Al Jazeera English recently broadcast a documentary, which was supported by a Yale Law School report, that accused the Myanmar government of an orchestrated campaign...

“Strong Evidence” of Genocide Raises Stakes in Myanmar

“Strong Evidence” of Genocide Raises Stakes in Myanmar

Genocide is the most serious charge that can be levied in international law and should not be taken lightly. The existence of persecution, severe human rights abuses and a high risk of mass atrocities has long been recognized in Myanmar. But now a newly released assessment finds “strong...

Rohingya Refugee Crisis Tests Malaysia

Rohingya Refugee Crisis Tests Malaysia

The Rohingya refugee crisis has become a test for Malaysia’s foreign policy commitment to ASEAN. The Rohingya refugee crisis presents a test of Malaysia’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The most recent agreement by Malaysia and Indonesia to provide...

Flight of the Rohingya

Flight of the Rohingya

The realities that over 150,000 Rohingya refugees face are filled with risk, fear and uncertainty. Imagine the choice between throwing your fate into the hands of notoriously abusive human traffickers or staying in a place facing the highest risk of genocide in the world. This is the choice...

Myanmar: Why is the Clergy Angry?

Myanmar: Why is the Clergy Angry?

Why is Myanmar silent over the plight of Rohingyas? A United Nations (UN) statement in January demanding an impartial probe into the killings of Muslims by Buddhists in Myanmar, has once again brought the issue of Rohingyas — widely accepted as the most persecuted minority group — to...

The Uncertain Future of Rohingya Refugees

The Uncertain Future of Rohingya Refugees

Rohingya Muslims need to be incorporated into Myanmar as citizens with equal rights. Internally displaced in a country that officially demotes them to the status of undesired immigrants, the Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine state have faced a long and recently publicized history of...

Myanmar: Spotlight Brings New Dangers

Myanmar: Spotlight Brings New Dangers

Myanmar's new government has been quick to welcome Western leaders while hastily distancing themselves from China. The move is potentially dangerous due to the country's domestic situation. Myanmar has recently become the center of attention in the growing competition between China and the...

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