Category Archives: Myanmar

UN chief calls for Security Council to work with Myanmar to end ‘horrendous suffering’ of Rohingya refugees

Despite the efforts made by the United Nations over the past year to help create safeguards for all communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, it is clear that conditions are still not suitable for the safe, voluntary, and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees to their home, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday.

Rohingya Genocide: the forgotten women painted by Hannah Rose Thomas

by Milena Rampoldi

In the following a second interview with the artist Hannah Rose Thomas I already talked to about her project with Yezidi women. In this second interview I asked her questions about the Rohingya women she met and painted in Bangladesh.

Rohingya Emergency: Over Half a Million Rohingya Refugees have Fled Violence in Myanmar

As of 7 January 2018, according to UNHCR’s family-counting exercise over 647,000 refugees have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August 2017.

The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar. The latest exodus began on 25 August 2017, when violence broke out in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The vast majority of Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh are women and children, including newborn babies. Many others are elderly people requiring additional aid and protection. They have nothing and need everything.

Bird caught in amber 100 million years ago is best ever found

Insects are not the only creatures that got stuck in amber during the time of the dinosaurs. Bits of ancient birds and dinosaurs have been found too – and now the most complete bird yet has been found.

Who Is Responsible for Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar?

On the 15th of September the dead bodies of a family were discovered by Burmese security forces In Mayu Mountain Rakhine state. The family are believed to be Daingnet minorities. The murders have been blamed on the Arakanese Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA, formerly Harakah al Yakin) a terrorist group with links to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.