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August 2023
The Explainer: A forgotten crisis - what is happening to the Rohingya minority fleeing Myanmar?
We delve into the prosecution faced by the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, and the treacherous journey many make across the Andaman Sea in search of asylum and a better life. We speak with Michelle Cicic, head of the regional office for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) in south-southeast Asia Pacific, as well as Lilianne Fan and Hassan bin Roshid from the Geutanyoë Foundation.
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UN agency probes origin of Rohingya who landed in Indonesia after ‘weeks at sea’
The men, women and children disembarked from a rickety wooden boat yesterday at dusk.
Myanmar's military oppression of Rohingya was a genocide, US declares
The declaration is intended to both generate international pressure and lay the groundwork for potential legal action.
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Eight dead as boat carrying dozens of Rohingya breaks down at sea, UN says
The vessel is believed to have departed Bangladesh on 11 February with 90 people on board.
1,500 Rohingya refugees sent to isolated island off Bangladesh
The never before inhabited island has been designed to take up to 100,000 refugees.
Aung San Suu Kyi denies Burma genocide claims at top UN court
The former pro-democracy figurehead refuted allegations that the army had killed civilians in 2017.
Outrage as two Reuters journalists jailed over breach of state secrets law
The case has been criticised by some as an attempt to muzzle reporting on a crackdown by security forces on the Muslim Rohingya minority.
Myanmar rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya 'genocide'
On Monday the UN probe detailed evidence of genocide and crimes against humanity “perpetrated on a massive scale” against the Rohingya.
Facebook bans Myanmar army chief following damning UN report
UN investigators lambasted the platform earlier this year, saying it had morphed into a “beast” in Myanmar.
Rohingya refugees protest for 'justice' on first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown
The Myanmar military crackdown sparked a mass exodus of 700,000 to camps in Bangladesh.
Despite pleas to cancel, Leeds United arrive in Myanmar for controversial tour
Andrea Radrizzani, fresh from Eleven Sport’s new TV rights deal, hopes to build a fanbase in Southeast Asia.
Reuters journalists who covered Rohingya exodus charged with old secrecy law
The colonial-era secrecy law carries up to 14 years in jail.
Oxfam calls on UN to resolve Rohingya crisis before situation worsens in 2018
More than 620,000 Rohingya people have poured into Bangladesh since August.
'The pain was excruciating': Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces
Doctors and aid workers say that they are stunned at the sheer volume of rapes, and suspect only a fraction of women have come forward.
Rohingya crisis: 6,700 people, including 730 children under 5, killed in space of one month
More than 59% of the children who were killed under the age of five were reportedly shot.
'I wept... they wept too': Pope Francis asks Rohingya for forgiveness at emotional meeting
“In the name of all those who have persecuted you, who have harmed you, in the face of the world’s indifference, I ask for your forgiveness.”
'We want him to help us': Pope to meet with group of Rohingya refugees
The 16 refugees, including two children and one woman, are among more than 600,000 who have fled an army-led crackdown in their home state
Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid tense Rohingya crisis
Ethnic hatred has driven huge numbers of Muslim Rohingya from the country.
Myanmar and Bangladesh to sign deal to return thousands of Rohingya refugees
More than 620,000 people have poured into Bangladesh since August.
Rohingya crisis: 'We would be better in prison because at least we would have food'
A new Amnesty International report has said Rohingya treatment amounts to apartheid.
More than half the victims are children as 23 Rohingya die after boat capsizes
The boat was carrying up to 100 people, many of whom are still missing.
Rohingya crisis: 'I will never forget her words or the look in her eyes'
I have travelled extensively and have spoken to many people who have suffered huge amounts, but hearing that woman’s words hit me harder than anything else I had ever heard, writes Rosamond Bennett.
Bob Geldof says Aung San Suu Kyi has become 'one of the great ethnic cleansers'
Geldof said that the “old traditions have failed us” in a speech in Colombia yesterday.
10,000 Rohingya on Bangladesh border as exodus reaches half a million
Over 500,000 Rohingya have streamed into Bangladesh in just the past five weeks.
'Animals': Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees slammed
The 31 Rohingya refugees were rescued by the Sri Lankan navy five months ago after they were found drifting in a boat off the island’s northern coast.
Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against international criticism
An estimated 412,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh following violent attacks.
Four in 10 people think Suu Kyi's Freedom of Dublin award should be taken back
She was awarded the Freedom of Dublin in 2000, but only received it in 2012 as she was under house arrest at the time.
'This is ethnic cleansing': Heat-maps show huge fires spread across Rohingya region
“The evidence is irrefutable,” Amnesty said.
Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to finally address Rohingya crisis next week
The UN has described the as having all the hallmarks of “ethnic cleansing”.
Facing a barrage of criticism, Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN General Assembly
The Nobel Peace Prize winner is being criticised for her failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims.
UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country
The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.
'We could have blood on our hands': Councillors want to take Freedom of Dublin off Aung San Suu Kyi
Councillors across various parties have expressed disappointment in the Myanmar leader’s behaviour.
Explainer: Who are the Rohingya, and why are hundreds of thousands fleeing Myanmar?
According to the UN, 270,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in the past two weeks.
Aung San Suu Kyi finally speaks on Rohingya crisis, blames false information
Thousands of Myanmar’s Muslim minority community are being forced to flee their home for fear of violence against their people.
Malala says 'world is waiting' for Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn violence against Rohingya Muslims
The Nobel Peace Prize winner has criticised her fellow Nobel laureate for not condemning the escalating violence.
Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi denies allegations of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar
Almost 75,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh where they have related grisly accounts of army abuse.
"The Rohingya people are seen as a group to be eliminated"
The Rohingya people are languishing at sea because any possibility they had of a meaningful existence in Myanmar has been eradicated.
'Between 100 and 200' killed in carnage aboard abandoned migrant boat
“From the upper deck they were spraying hot water, pepper water at us, anyone who went up was hacked at with a cleaver.”
'Thousands at risk' after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar
The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.