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Fire destroys homes of about 2000 people in Myanmar Rohingya camp

ABC Online - ‎May 3, 2016‎
A fire has broken out in a camp for internally displaced Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine State, destroying the homes of about 2,000 people and injuring 14, the United Nations says. Camps in the area largely house members of the marginalised Rohingya ...
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'No Rohingya': Behind the US Embassy Protest in Myanmar

The Diplomat - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The use of the term “Rohingya” is a contested one. It is widely used outside Myanmar to describe the Muslim minority of more than one million people. But inside Buddhist-majority Myanmar, also known as Burma, it is rejected by many who describe the ...

"Rohingya" ferry victims not Rohingya

Myanmar Times - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Most of the 21 people confirmed drowned when a boat carrying Muslim IDPs sank off Rakhine State last month were ethnic Kaman and not Rohingya as widely reported, according to relatives and survivors who say they are forgotten victims of religious ...

A year on, Asia's boat people trapped in desperate limbo | Bangkok Post: news

Bangkok Post - ‎May 3, 2016‎
A Rohingya boy stands next to a mural at the Rohingya housing complex in Blang Ado in North Aceh, Indonesia. Hundreds of desperate Rohingya migrants were plucked to safety off Indonesia from an overloaded green boat one year ago that became ...
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Rohingya refugees found abandoned in forest a year on from Thai crackdown

Malay Mail Online - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Rescue workers and security forces inspect an abandoned camp in Thailand's southern Songkhla province May 1, 2015. - Reuters picBANGKOK, April 27 - More than a dozen Rohingya refugees abandoned by people smugglers have been found in a ...
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Bangladesh can move closer to Myanmar, if Dhaka forgets Rohingya

Bangladesh News 24 hours - ‎2 hours ago‎
Only a few days ago, hundreds of Buddist monks staged a protest in front of the US mission in Yangon because the embassy had used the word Rohingya in one of its statements to refer to the stateless population in Arakan. U Wynn Lwin, a member of the ...

New Travel Restrictions Limit Rohingya Access to Healthcare

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Aung Win estimated that up to 80 percent of those who had previously traveled to Rangoon for medical care did not return to the displaced people's camps in Arakan State where over 100,000 Rohingya have been confined since ethnoreligious violence broke ...
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21 Rohingya drown at sea

The Star Online - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
YANGON: Witnesses to a boat capsize that left some 20 people dead, including children, say the victims were from the Rohingya Muslim minority and blamed the tragedy on travel restrictions that forced them to journey by sea. At least 21 people ...

US embassy asked to refrain from using 'Rohingya': official

Myanmar Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
In a statement released on May 2, Ma Ba Tha encouraged people to ignore the US embassy statement, and treat the country as if it had broken diplomatic ties with Myanmar.
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Myanmar Disputes Bangladesh Account of Deported Rohingya Muslims

Radio Free Asia - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
The President's Office could not be reached for clarification on whether he meant the Rohingya were not repatriated at all or whether they were returned after security checks.
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USCIRF calls for government to resettle 100000 Syrian refugees

The Northwest Florida Daily News - ‎5 hours ago‎
USCIRF urges government leaders to accept more refugees because religious freedom violations are forcing people to flee their homes, George said.
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Refugees in Papua New Guinea seek to halt transfer to Nauru

TRT World - ‎7 hours ago‎
Under Australia's hard-line immigration policy, refugees intercepted trying to reach the country by boat after paying people smugglers are sent for processing to a camp in Manus Island in Papua New Guinea or to Nauru. Papua New Guinea ordered the ...

Fire in Myanmar camp for displaced Muslims injures 14 - UN

Thomson Reuters Foundation - ‎May 2, 2016‎
YANGON, May 3 (Reuters) - A fire destroyed about 50 shelters on Tuesday in a camp for internally displaced people in Myanmar's western Rakhine State, a witness said.
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Kerry Draws Link Between Religion, Foreign Policy

Voice of America - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
In addition, Kerry said Christians have been facing persecution or repression in regions including the Middle East and South Asia, Tibetan Buddhists face harassment in China, and the Rohingya population has been “singled out” for discrimination in ...

Displaced villagers return home in Myanmar's Rakhine state

UNHCR (press release) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Last year she was among some 25,000 of the internally displaced people, or IDPs, who were able to leave their temporary shelters and rebuild their homes themselves - through a process led by the Myanmar Government.

Aung San Suu Kyi must stand up for embattled minorities

The Guardian - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Deep concerns are being expressed and a recent report by the UN Special Rapporteur for Burma has said that “the Rohingya people are gradually been decimated”. Only last week, 65 Rohingyas were drowned as they tried to flee the country in flimsy boats .
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Protesters in Myanmar swarm the U.S. Embassy over use of the term 'Rohingya'

Christian Daily - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Recently, the U.S. Embassy released a statement using the term "Rohingya" expressing the United States' concern about a group of people who drowned after a boat was capsized off the coast of Rakhine. "Normally, we would call them what they ask to be ...

News Agency Exhibits Photos of Refugee Plight

Khaosod English - ‎May 3, 2016‎
They include images of unwanted Rohingya refugees on a ship stranded in the Andaman Sea and the same group of people a month later living at camps in Indonesia's Aceh province. The display also includes images of mass graves discovered in jungle ...

Muslim IDPs in Arakan State Seek Safer Boating Option

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The large majority in the camp he heads are Rohingya Muslims, however, a stateless minority that bore the brunt of violence between Buddhists and Muslims that tore through Arakan State in 2012 and drove more than 100,000 people into IDP camps like Sin ...

A Year After Landing in Indonesia, Hundreds of Rohingyas Remain Stuck in Camps

benarnews - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Sanuar Begum was among more than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar who landed in the Indonesian province of Aceh last May, when local fishermen rescued boatloads of desperate and hungry passengers off smugglers' vessels abandoned at sea.
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