05 Nov
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Education is the only solution

ince the government passed the 1982 Citizenship Act, the Rohingya people have been denied access to education and subjected to grave human rights abuses in Myanmar. Recently they are at the final stage of genocide, and there are more than a million people fled to Bangladesh where most of them are children and youth. We […]

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04 Nov
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Calling a Genocide a Genocide

Human rights advocates are too quick to use the G-word to describe mass atrocities. But in the case of the Rohingya, it applies. Slate.com By Kate Cronin-Furman The Rohingya refugees who have been pouring across the Myanmar-Bangladesh border for the past month carry with them stories of unspeakable brutality. Enforced starvation, torture, mass rape, the […]

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04 Nov
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Bob Rae lands in Bangladesh

Canada’s special envoy to Myanmar lands in Bangladesh Canada’s new special envoy to Myanmar has arrived in the south of Bangladesh for a firsthand look at the conditions facing Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Bob Rae, the former Ontario premier and interim leader of the federal Liberal party, met with officials in the […]

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04 Nov
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Malnutrition soaring: UN

Malnutrition soaring among Rohingya children in BD: UN GENEVA – Life-threatening levels of malnutrition have risen dramatically among Rohingya refugee children who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, the United Nations warned Friday. The UN children ‘s agency said preliminary data indicated a full 7.5 percent of the children crammed into one of the camps in […]

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04 Nov
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Meeting with Ontario Premier

Rohingya community had a wonderful meeting with Kathleen Wynne, the Premier of Ontario. She listened stories of Rohingya and felt so emotional. She felt her opinion through her Facebook status and Twitter account.   “Today one of the bravest young men I’ve ever met told me heartbreaking stories. He had traveled from his home in […]

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04 Nov
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US: Sanctions on Myanmar

US Lawmakers Propose Sanctions on Myanmar Over Rohingya Crisis U.S. lawmakers have proposed sanctions against Myanmar’s military over the treatment of the Rohingya ethnic group, as U.S. President Donald Trump leaves for a 12-day tour of east Asia in which he will meet with members of Myanmar’s government at a regional summit. The bipartisan legislation […]

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04 Nov
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Rae Urge to pressure

Rae urged to pressure Myanmar’s neighbours to stop military’s Rohingya crackdown OTTAWA — Canada’s special envoy for the Rohingya crisis, Bob Rae, should enlist some of Myanmar’s influential Asian neighbours to help stop attacks against its minority Muslim population, says a former UN disaster response chief. Jan Egeland, who was UN undersecretary general for humanitarian […]

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03 Nov
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What awaits special envoy

What awaits special envoy Bob Rae as he arrives in Burma? Abused Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge Canada’s newly appointed special envoy to the Rohingya refugee crisis arrived Wednesday in the South Asian region as Burma’s fleeing Muslim population continues to seek refuge in Bangladesh. OTTAWA—Picture 2,300 football fields side-by-side, home to hundreds of thousands of […]

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02 Nov
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Voluntary repatriation a must

UNB Dhaka UN calls safe, voluntary repatriation of Rohingyas United Nations Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees (Protection) Volker Turk has urged the Myanmar government to ensure a safe environment and the protection of all communities in Rakhine State. Turk reiterated the right of return of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who fled from Rakhine […]

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02 Nov
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Statement to the UN SC

By Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees | 02 November 2017 Mr. President, Distinguished delegates, A few weeks ago, I was in Bangladesh, at the border with Myanmar – witnessing the most rapid refugee exodus since the massive population movements of the mid-1990s. It was a stark illustration of what happens when the […]

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