Rohingya baby born in refugee boat near Phuket

The boat was sinking when it landed at Surin island off Thailand’s southwestern province of Phang Nga near the border with Myanmar on Wednesday, a local government official told AFP. “Among them there was a new-born baby, aged around a week up to 10 days...

KSA gives $ 1.88 m for Rohingya resettlement

Saudi Arabia yesterday announced a contribution of $ 1.88 million toward UNHCR’s humanitarian program in Myanmar providing shelter to Rohingyas in Rakhine state. A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed by Yousef Al-Bassam of the Saudi Fund for...

Bangladeshi border guards conduct raids on illegal Rohingya

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have arrested more than 85 Rohingya and deported them to Burma after conducting raids from Jan.15-16, according to one local who didn’t want their name used. Since the sectarian violence in Arakan state broke out in June and October,...

Bangladesh dismisses Suu Kyi comments

The Bangladesh government has rejected comments by Myanmar (Burma) opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, suggesting stateless Muslim Rohingyas may be illegal Bangladeshi migrants. Myanmar has been rocked by two outbreaks of fighting between Buddhists and Rohingyas...