By Aman Ullah
“The conditions in Muslim [internally displaced person] camps are abysmal, and I received heartbreaking testimonies from Rohingya people telling me they had only two options: stay and die or leave by boat,” Yanghee Lee, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
In a country that has been infested with the blight of unfathomable racism and bigotry for decades, rumors are enough to trigger communal riots. And if the press, priests, public servants and people’s representatives are all working in cahoots as a party to a very sinister program – which I have been calling a “national eliminationist project” – one does not have to be Einstein to understand the impact of such false rumors. And that is what happened to Mandalay in central Myanmar (formerly Burma) in July of last year when we witnessed anti-Muslim violence there. It was all part of a highly orchestrated criminal program with deep support at every level of the local and central government.
Akyab, Arakan State: A teenage girl died of malaria today morning at Goduba refugee camp of Akyab (Sittwe), the capital of Arakan State because of lack of proper medical treatment, according to a refugee leader from the camp preferring not to be named. Continue reading
Maungdaw,Arakan State: The Burmese authority didn’t give recognition to 250 Rohingya families as IDPs in Maungdaw since ethnic cleansing occurred in June, according to a NGOs staff who didn’t want to mention his name.