‘Skin and bones’: doctors fear for malnourished Rohingya children

by Sam Jahan and Nick Perry The five-year-old Rohingya boy was so emaciated that doctors could not insert a drip into his tiny arm, one of thousands of children facing life-threatening malnutrition in overstretched Bangladeshi refugee camps. “He said he hadn’t eaten anything in eight days. Nothing,” said Dr. SK Jahidur Rahman at a clinic ...

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Boat capsize compounds tragedy for Rohingya refugees; 60 feared dead

Boat capsize compounds tragedy for Rohingya refugees; 60 feared dead

(UPDATED) More than 60 Rohingya refugees are feared dead after a boat carrying them from Myanmar capsized, leaving distraught relatives to hold burials on Friday in squalid...

‘No way back’ in Myanmar’s crucible of communal hate

‘No way back’ in Myanmar’s crucible of communal hate

by Aidan JONES Hindus once sold food to Rohingyas, spoke the same language and even cut the hair of their Muslim neighbors. But co-existence among the collage of ethnicities in...

Witnesses recall a Buddhist mob assault on Muslim neighbors in central Myanmar

Witnesses recall a Buddhist mob assault on Muslim neighbors in central Myanmar

By Htet Khaung Linn and Aung Nyein Chan On the evening of September 10 in Magwe Region’s Taungdwingyi Township, a group of masked men set out to destroy Muslim-owned businesses...

Freedom fighter or curse? The man behind the Rohingya insurgency

Freedom fighter or curse? The man behind the Rohingya insurgency

by Gohar ABBAS To his foes, Ata Ullah is a reckless amateur who has brought untold misery to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya after launching an insurgency in Myanmar. But to...

A History of Persecution: Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

A History of Persecution: Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled renewed violence in Myanmar, crossing the border in Bangladesh in waves following a military crackdown the UN says amounts to ethnic...

ARSA: The Rohingya militants who tipped Rakhine into crisis

ARSA: The Rohingya militants who tipped Rakhine into crisis

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), the militant group which tipped Myanmar’s Rakhine State into crisis, on Sunday declared a unilateral ceasefire until October 9....

Us and Them, as told by Aung San Suu Kyi’s staff

Us and Them, as told by Aung San Suu Kyi’s staff

What does Aung San Suu Kyi think about the conflict in Rakhine State? Who is the enemy? Who is the military protecting? Who does her government serve? Here’s a roundup of...

Myanmar’s Rohingya: stateless, persecuted, and fleeing

Myanmar’s Rohingya: stateless, persecuted, and fleeing

Rohingya Muslims are once more fleeing in droves towards Bangladesh, trying to escape the latest surge in violence in Rakhine state between a shadowy militant group and...

Virtually there: Local startups use virtual reality to preserve heritage sites and break down classroom barriers

Virtually there: Local startups use virtual reality to preserve heritage sites and break down classroom barriers

by Phyo Hein KYAW Gasps echo across the hall as the Myanmar school kids trial virtual reality goggles, marveling at a device that allows some of Asia’s poorest people to...