A fresh wave of violence erupted when the Myanmarese military began its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Thousands of Rohingya were forced to flee their homes into Bangladesh.
Off The Grid - Unwanted, The Rohingya Exodus
Half a million Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee Myanmar and now live in camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, with not much hope to return. Off The Grid met some of them at the border.
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Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Community radio informs, connect refugees
Bangladesh is home to one of the largest refugee camps in the world. Almost 600,000 Rohingya live there after fleeing across the border from Myanmar. One of its 18-year-old residents has made it his mission to make sure his fellow refugees stay informed. Yasin Eken reports.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Women speak out on sexual violence
More than half a million Rohingya muslims have fled persecution and violence in Myanmar and many women remain traumatised by their expriences. Some have begun to seek psychological support while in the refugee camp in Bangladesh. The Rohingya were denied the right to healthcare in Myanmar. Sandra Gathmann has this exclusive report from Cox's Bazaar.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Refugees fight deportation threat in India
India's Supreme Court is hearing final arguments in the case of Rohingya refugees who are fighting to prevent their deportation. The government says the Rohingya are illegal immigrants and pose a threat to national security. Many of the Rohingya believe they'll be killed if they're sent back to Myanmar. Neha Poonia reports from New Delhi.
Veteran US diplomat quits Rohingya advisory panel
A former US ambassador to the UN quit from an advisory panel on the Rohingya refugee crisis, calling it a 'whitewash and a cheerleading operation' for Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi. He accused the leader of lacking moral leadership.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Repatriation marred with skepticism
Bangladesh is postponing the return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. It was due to begin on Tuesday, but the process of verifying the list of people to be repatriated is still on-going. More than 650-thousand Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since August. And as Staci Bivens reports, more are still arriving in Bangladesh.
Myanmar Arrests: Journalists imprisoned in Myanmar freed
Three journalists working for TRT World, and their local driver, are celebrating at home tonight after being released from prison in Myanmar earlier on Friday. They were arrested in October and convicted of flying a drone without permission. Kerry Alexandra reports.
Myanmar Military Crackdown: Soldiers accused of methodical rape of Rohingya
An investigation by the Associated Press news agency has found the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical. It's been part of a violent campaign against the Muslim ethnic minority.
Nafisa Latic reports.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Poor sanitary conditions in refugee camps
Pope's last stop in Myanmar was a mass for young people in Yangon. On Friday, in Bangladesh, he's expected to meet some Rohingya refugees in the capital, Dhaka. The persecuted Muslim minority from Myanmar are living in makeshift camps and will be waiting to hear the pope's message - mostly from afar as they struggle to cope with deplorable conditions. Shamim Chowdhury reports.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Children face worsening life conditions
Thousands of Rohingya children have been forced to escape persecution in Myanmar and travel to refugee camps in Bangladesh. And many have had to do it alone. They face squalid living conditions away from their families, and aid workers warn that the situation is getting even worse. Nick Davies-Jones has more.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Over half of Rohingya refugees are children
Monday marks Children's Day. The Rohingya refugee crisis is just one example where children are particularly vulnerable. Many are the sole providers for their families in crowded refugee camps along the Bangladesh border. Liz Maddock has more.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Children in camps vulnerable to trafficking
Myanmar says the UN Security council's comments over the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh could harm talks between the two countries. The UN has expressed "grave concern" over the persecution in Rakhine state. The two countries are trying to negotiate a deal to repatriate the 600-thousand people who have fled persecution in Myanmar and are now living in overcrowded camps across the border. The UN had expressed "grave concern over reports of human rights violations and abuses in Rakhine state." As Caitlin McGee reports, the camps present new dangers for Rohingya children.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: UNICEF: 12,000 children fleeing every week
The UN says up to 12 thousand Rohingya children are crossing from Myanmar into Bangladesh every week. In its new report, UNICEF says children face a perilous future and describes the Rohingya's plight as the world's fastest growing humanitarian crisis. Caitlin McGee has more.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Satellite images said to show mass destruction
Human Rights Watch has released satellite images of what it says are the charred remains of settlements in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state.
The rights group says it's identified nearly 300 Rohingya villages that were burned after security forces said "clearance operations" in the area had ceased. And as Ben Said reports, the UN says the number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh has now reached nearly six hundred thousand -- the majority of them are children.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Safe zones set up for refugee children in camps
More than half a million Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in recent weeks. 300-thousand of them are children. The United Nations says because many of the children are unaccompanied, they're at a high risk of being trafficked, so aid organizations in Bangladesh are scrambling to set up schools and safe zones. Christine Pirovolakis has this report.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Lack of food in camps causing child diseases
The UN says that nearly sixty percent of the half-a-million Rohingya Muslims who have poured into Bangladesh are children. According to UNICEF, newborn babies are falling sick and malnourished as their parents struggle to find food and water. Tom Fredericks reports.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Camps in Bangladesh struggle against influx
The Rohingya refugee crises show no signs of slowing. Those escaping the army operation in Myanmar continue to filter into makeshift refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, where resources are stretched. TRT World's Asia Reporter Shamim Chowdhury went to one that's housing thousands of refugees.
Myanmar Violence: UN unlikely to act against Myanmar military
The United Nations says more than 480 thousand Rohingya refugees entered Bangladesh in the past month, after fleeing violence in Myanmar. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is to address the Security Council on Thursday. But that's unlikely to lead to a resolution being adopted, as China and Russia have already said they support Myanmar's actions. Shamim Chowdhury reports.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Thousands of refugees streaming into Bangladesh
The country's border guards say no more boats carrying Rohingya have been seen on the Naf river, But TRT World can confirm that thousands of the refugees are still entering by different means. Asia Reporter Shamim Chowdhury sent us this.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Long lines for scarce aid in Bangladesh
Nearly half a million Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence broke out last month in Myanmar's Rakhine state. And aid agencies say resources are becoming scarce. TRT World's Asia Reporter Shamim Chowdhury sent this report from inside a refugee camp.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Suu Kyi avoids outright condemnations of army
United Nations investigators are demanding full access to Myanmar to investigate the crisis in Rakhine state. Earlier, the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyii broke her silence on the matter for the first time since it escalated in August. She says she condemns human rights violations - but as Arabella Munro reports, she stopped short of criticising the military.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Rohingya in India fear deportation to Myanmar
In the coming hours, India's Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the government's decision to deport Rohingya refugees. The government says it's talking to Myanmar and Bangladesh to resolve the situation but that illegal Rohingya must leave.
An appeal to block this has been filed by two Rohingya refugees who've lived in New Delhi for nearly six years. But the case could have implications for tens of thousands. Radhika Bajaj reports.
Rohingya Refugees Crisis: Rain and evictions add to Rohingya misery
Heavy monsoon rain has brought further misery to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in refugee camps on the Bangladeshi border. They've been fleeing from violence at the hands of Myanmar's army. The government has started vaccinating thousands of Rohingya children living in the camps, with plans to innoculate 150-thousand children in a week. Christine Pirovolakis has the story.