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Rohingya Refugees

The Rohingya Are Suu Kyi's Litmus Test for a Legitimate Democracy

Harrison Akins | Posted 11.09.2015 | World
Harrison Akins

The smiling faces of Burmese voters demonstrate an exuberant nation prepared for a new era of democracy and political freedom. The smiling faces of Burmese voters, however, also hide the tragic reality for many in Myanmar -- the continued exclusion and persecution of Muslims, especially the Rohingya people.

This Painting Humanizes the Refugee Crisis

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

What troubles me as much as the humanitarian crisis itself, however, is the hateful tone in the public discussion in this country about immigration more broadly. And not just from politicians, although the candidates' fulminations are disturbing, particularly coming from those whose parents or grandparents were refugees and migrants.

On World Refugee Day, let's push forward

Christian Fuchs | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

(Washington, D.C.) -- In the late 1970s, Jesuit Fr. Pedro Arrupe, then Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was so moved by the dangerous ocean j...

Why Aung San Suu Kyi's Silence on the Rohingya Is Inexcusable

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Mehdi Hasan

Forget the world. She should try starting at home, with the Rohingya of Rakhine. And if she won't, or can't, then maybe she should consider handing back the prize she waited more than two decades to collect.

Southeast Asia Is Reliving Its Boat People Crisis

Elliot Brennan | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Elliot Brennan

SYDNEY -- In what could be a framework for ASEAN, the EU has put forward an agenda for the resettlement of 20,000 migrants.

Malaysia Finds Mass Graves In Migrant Trafficking Camps

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 05.25.2015 | World

EILEEN NG, Associated Press WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traf...

Photos Show The Hardship That Awaits Migrants Who Reach South Asia's Shores

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

At least 1,600 Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants have washed ashore in Malaysia and Indonesia over the weekend after being abandoned by smugglers at s...

Thousands Of Bangladeshi And Rohingya Migrants Are Trapped At Sea

AP | MARGIE MASON and ROBIN McDOWELL | Posted 05.12.2015 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Hundreds of migrants abandoned at sea by smugglers in Southeast Asia have reached land and relative safety in the past two ...

500 Rohingya Muslims From Myanmar Wash To Shore In Indonesia

AP | MARGIE MASON and ROBIN McDOWELL | Posted 05.13.2015 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Boats carrying nearly 600 Bangladeshis and long-persecuted Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar landed in western Indonesia on Su...

Bangladesh Just Banned Marriages For This Muslim Minority Group

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.10.2014 | Religion

Bangladesh law minister Syed Anisul Haque announced on Thursday that the country would cease officiating marriages for Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic min...

Rohingya: The Obligation of Refuge

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
José Ramos-Horta

Today, I plead with President Taur Matan Ruak and Prime Minister Xanana to let these unwanted, persecuted people stay in our country. Surely, we can share our bamboo roof, a loaf of bread, a plate of rice, cassava, some coconut water with our fellow brothers and sisters from Myanmar.

Preventing Sectarian Strife in Myanmar

David L. Phillips | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
David L. Phillips

Myanmar's 800,000 Rohingya originally hail from West Bengal. Today they are stateless people, denied citizenship in Myanmar and rejected by Bangladesh.